Item #: SCP-XXXX
Object Class: Safe
Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be plugged into a computer with image viewing software with no internet access when in use. When not in use, the object should be placed in a standard safe object locker.
Description: SCP-XXXX is a Transcend StoreJet 25M Anti-Shock External Hard Drive. Its casing consists of black plastic, covered with a thin layer of translucent, black rubber. While the parts of the hard drives are not anomalous, it has the ability to recognize species from photos, and run a Darwinian evolution simulator using the species saved into its memory.
When plugged into a machine with any form of image viewing software, SCP-XXXX displays a prompt for an image, a species name, population number and a brief description of the species. However, if the image of a species previously entered into the device is entered, then the species and description boxes will be uneditable. After filling in all fields, another identical prompt will appear. The machine seems to be able to distinguish different pictures of the same species. When at least two species have been entered into the machine, a confirm button will become available. A simulation for Darwinian evolution of the species entered will then start. The simulation will continue to run even if the device is unplugged.
While SCP-XXXX doesn't seem to be able to distinguish between real and imaginary creatures, it does distinguish between those capable of reproduction and those that cannot, though this depends on the prior knowledge of the experimenter.
When plugged in while a simulation is running, the user can pause the simulation at any time to view info on the species in the simulated world. The simulation can also be stopped at any time for a new simulation.