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Secure database

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Hi guys,
Didn't really know where to put this so feel free to move it. Long story short the doctors I've been doing some research with are living in the dark ages and have around 1000 patient scans on CDs in safes (no more than 3TB) They'd like these putting on to a searchable (by name, type of scan, age etc) database which is secure so the hard drives don't need locking up. It doesn't need to be networked or anything just accessed from one terminal. I was thinking of just doing a low spec PC with plenty of HD space, doing the database with Access and encrypting the whole lot. What do you guys think?
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Encryption kinda makes it theft proof but if their real fear is loosing the files to theft then maybe a USB drive required for login.

If memory serves you can Lock down where an Access-database can be opened from so maybe you can mask its actual location and use symlinks to further hide its actual location.

something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811121018&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=6146836&SID=umsst25hm6ri

so you need a key to turn it on and then can run some kind of wire between it and the floor or a desk so its not only hard to steal but has to be damaged to open / use without the keys
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Great suggestions thanks. In terms of the search function the files are around 3GB which is too big to be attached to the database so I was thinking of assigning each file an ID and putting this in the access database with all the info about it. The database can be searched and the ID used to find the file on the HDD. Could anyone suggest a simpler way of doing this?
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