The "Self Destruct" feature is a defense against brute force password hack attempts. The DataLocker performs this by "zeroizing" all the devices encryption keys once a preset number of failed login attempts is reached. 

Once the encryption key is deleted your data can not be recovered.  Powering off the unit does NOT reset the unsuccessful password attempts counter. Use this feature with caution.

DataLocker Enterprise

When activated, after nine unsuccessful password entries the encryption key is deleted rendering all of the data on the drive inaccessible.  

The initiation sequence is : 3 unsuccessful attempts, power down, 3 unsuccessful attempts, power down, 7th unsuccessful attempt and a "Hack Detected" warning message will apprear, 8th unsuccessful attempt and warning will appear again, after the 9th unsuccessful attempt the device self destruct will initiate. 

This feature can be disabled in the "Options" menu which is available immediately after entering your initial password.

DataLocker DL3

The user can set the counter from 10-30 attempts through the setup menu. If the attempt counter is set for 10 attempts, the self destruct sequence is 5 unsuccessful attempts, power down, 7th unsuccessful attempt and a "Hack Detected" warning message will apprear, 8th and 9th unsuccessful attempt and warning will appear again, after the 10th unsuccessful attempt the device will self destruct.