Starkit unlock key is used to unlock your Starkit appliance. Unlock key in combination with other patent pending algorithms is used to encrypt your Starkit data.
If you lose or forget the unlock key, your Starkit Appliance will not start and there is no way to recover it.
Each Starkit ships with a factory default unlock key. We strongly recommend to change your unlock key to something unique that only you know.
That means the data saved on your Starkit is scrambled and becomes completely unreadable. All data remains strongly encrypted until you unlock your Starkit when it starts. You are the only one who has the key to unlock your encrypted data on Starkit. That means no one will have access to your data if your Starkit is stolen or ceased by any organization or person.