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by Dianna Ranere

Product Review | iStorage DatAshur Personal 2 Hardware Encrypted USB Flash Drive

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IStorage DatAshur creates encrypted storage devices designed to fit almost all the security-based storage needs you can think of. Pin authenticated storage devices such as USB drives, hard drives, and solid state drives. Using innovative techniques and security products to securely store all your most precious data, no matter the media you use.

The iStorage datAshur Encrypted Flash Drives (USB) are sleek, innovative, and make use of hardware encryption to protect your data. We got to take a look at the iStorage datAshur Personal2 Hardware Encrypted USB Flash Drive featuring a black casing, black cap to cover the connector, one side with the keypad for entering your key code and on the other side, a metal base that can be branded with your name or company logo.

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The Datashur Personal 2.0 is easy to use. Setting up our own passcode was quick and painless using the included instruction card. Once unlocked and inserted into your computer, it works just like any other USB flash drive. Once you remove it from the computer, the device locks and you will be unable to see the contents of the device until you enter the passcode again.

The Datashur Personal 2.0 features the following:
⦁ USB 3.0 Flash Drive
⦁ Capacities of 8, 16, 32 and 64GB*
⦁ FIPS PUB 197 certified
⦁ Bootable drive
⦁ XTS-AES 256- bit hardware encryption – no software required
⦁ OS & Platform independent

A quick note on the storage capacities. Did you notice the little * next to 64GB? Some of the storage available is set aside for formatting and other functions. So, if you need 8GB of space, get the next size up.

As for speed to copying, using Windows 10 and a USB 3.0 port on my computer, I copied a 1GB test file from my harddrive to the Datashur Personal 2.0 to get an idea of speed. It was pretty quick:


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I will be honest, I was happy with that transfer rate and since it was only a 1 GB file it only took about 15 seconds all together.

Now there are a number of different types of storage mediums available from Datashur to fit just about every need you have. If you need a lot of space, you can use a secured portable hard drive for secured storage up to 2TB or a secured SSD for storage, blazing SSD speeds and silent running up to 1TB of storage.

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The flash drives come in a variety of styles and functions. The Pro versions are even waterproof in their cases, to a degree. All of them feature waterproof keypads, the ability to use them as a secured boot drive and AES 256-bit hardware encryption. There is even a safety feature that will completely format the drive if the wrong pin is entered too many times or if someone tampers with the device internally and a Self Destruct Feature, just in case you need to wipe the contents of the drive and you are nowhere near a computer.


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All in all, the Datashur USB Personal USB Flash Drive is an excellent piece of engineering. It is perfect for you work documents, family photos, legal document you want to protect and not lose and just about anything else digital you need protected and stored safely.

You can purchase Istorage products on Amazon or  online at www.istorage-uk.com

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