Flash drives are great for toting around data, but they can also be easy to lose. While those worried about security can use a third-party encryption software to keep things locked down, Corsair makes it easier than ever with its Flash Padlock 2 USB flash drive.
The Flash Padlock 2 employs a user-definable PIN code that is entered using the integrated numeric keypad to unlock the drive and access the data. The data is secured by a 256-bit AES data encryption and cannot be compromised by disassembling the drive to gain access to the flash ICs.
The built-in nature of the keypad is handy for those who want to access the data without running external software. This could be useful when plugging the USB stick into a consumer device such as a TV or game console. If one should forget his or her password, there is software to completely reset the drive to a blank state.
“USB flash drives are the floppy disk of the 21st century, and their capacity and convenience allows us to carry our lives with us wherever we go,” stated John Beekley, Vice President of Technical Marketing at Corsair. “The Flash Padlock 2 provides valuable protection against loss of personal or corporate data as well as identity theft, allowing us to carry the most personal of data with complete peace-of-mind, and in a rugged, portable, convenient format.”
The Flash Padlock 2 has a capacity of 8GB and will retail for around $60.