Corsair Padlock USB Drive
Portable and Secure Storage:
Most users are familiar with USB drives as their use has become sidespread and common especially with younger consumers. Many times these drives are the repository for sensitive files and data that you do not want others to have access to. Security has been limited to file encryption which still allowed the potential for that data to be compromised. This leaves us with a need to secure our data on these devices in a more secure manner, enter the Corsair Padlock.
The Corsair Padlock aims to secure your data via a PIN number which not only adds a layer of protection to accessing your data but also serves to sever the use of the drive entirely on a hardware level and thus making the drive unavailable to those who do not know the 1 to 10 digit key. Enter the wrong key and the computer will not even see the drive. It will not appear in device manager nor in the system. Makes hacking a software encryption slightly difficult if you cant even access the drive.
Savvy users will doube protect themselves and encrypt their data on the drive regardless. Can you say "ACCESS DENIED!" Let's take a look at this very Inspector Gadget like product.
The drive is operated through the use of 6 main keys on the face which serve to enter your code, lock and unlock the drive. The presence of 3 LED indicators informs you of several things.
Our Test Machine Consisted Of:
A few issues cropped up on ours during testing.
We used HD Tune to test out the Corsair Padlock and found that while there are faster drives availabe it's speed is adequate for a USB 2.0 drive.
If your a computer user with a need to protect your files for transport in a way that ensures that even if the drive is lost your data is secure then the Corsair Padlock may be a good option for you.
We are happy to award the Corsair Padlock the Editors Choice Award.
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