ATEK Access Technologies Releases new Datakey Read-Only DFX PC Adapter

August 30, 2018 Laura Dolan

ATEK Access Technologies launched its new Datakey Read-Only DFX PC Adapter. It is the newest addition to the DFX RUGGEDrive Series of Secure Digital (SD) memory devices. It’s designed to prevent accidental deletion or modification of recorded data without the need for a read/write switch.

It works similarly to an SD card reader, except that it functions with Datakey DFX RUGGEDrive memory tokens, which are SD cards molded into Datakey’s proprietary RUGGEDrive token form-factor.

The adapter prevents modifications or deletions to the data stored on the inserted memory cards when plugged into a computer’s USB port. The combination of the memory token and read-only adapter gives embedded designers a removable memory solution that protects logged data once the token has been removed from the embedded host.

Datakey also offers adapters that plug in to a USB port when it is necessary to transfer data from the proprietary memory device to a computer. The standard adapters allow read/write access, where the new adapter only allows read access.

“In some markets, like defense, there are negative impressions of USB flash drives and SD cards due to security and durability concerns,” said Paul Plitzuweit, Senior Product Manager for the Datakey product line. “However, a removable memory device is often an ideal solution for many applications. The RUGGEDrive line addresses this challenge by providing removable memory devices with USB flash drive or SD card functionality that are solid over-molded into tamper-evident, non-standard form-factors.”

To learn more about the new Datakey Read-Only DFX PC Adapter and the RUGGEDrive series of removable memory products, please visit

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