Corsair Brings Flash Padlock 2 Pen Drive with 256-Bit Encryption

"Corsair has come out with a new USB flash drive that features built-in 256-bit hardware encryption."

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Corsair has come out with a new USB flash drive that features built-in 256-bit hardware encryption. Dubbed the Flash Padlock 2, the new USB flash drive has become the most secure pen drive available in the market. This should come as welcome news for those users who need encryption for carrying sensitive data on their USB flash drives.

The Flash Padlock 2 stands out from other encrypted flash drives currently available on account of its hardware-based encryption. Unlike other secure USB flash drives that ask for a password when the device is plugged into the computer, the Padlock 2 comes with its own PIN keypad. You can use this keypad to set your own personal identification number (PIN) of four to ten digits.

Even if the device is inserted into a computer, all your data is locked within the device until such time as the PIN is entered. If by any chance, you forget your PIN, you can reset it with the button on the top. This however, will also erase all data inside. Additionally, the device comes with a lockout feature that automatically locks the drive for two minutes after three failed login attempts.

Corsair has made the Flash Padlock 2 compatible with all three major operating systems – Windows, Linux and Mac. The Flash Padlock 2 comes with 8GB of storage capacity and is priced at $55. The manufacturer is extending a 10-year limited warranty on the device.

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04-02-2010, 18:31:23

thestepster
but the vast majority of consumers that are just getting new computers/laptops now after having xp for so long wouldnt even think about upgrading, and another things there will be a new pci-e the new rampage III extreme has it but that wont be out till march time :)

04-02-2010, 18:42:15

boss67
khm to be honest ive heard something about a new pci slot on ramp.3.
i hope it wont ruin my plans on building a new pc with fermi ;p
Hope fermi will be on the pcie 3.0 platform, so they won't release a new series after few months stating "oh there u go buy this new one to get some more bandwith if u like" ;p ill be so pissed off
Hah lets just wait n see ;)

04-02-2010, 18:45:43

thestepster
yeah im not totally sure if they will be on it but if it doesnt have back compatibility with 2.0 then it might not be a good idea or it might just to too new

04-02-2010, 18:46:30

boss67
yeah time will tell buddy ;)

05-02-2010, 04:24:12

Kempez
MS are going to go to an Apple style version of OS updates. Once per year with small incremental changes. Also: should be much cheaper. Sounds good to me.

05-02-2010, 06:32:38

thestepster
if windows was much cheaper then i wouldnt find a problem but as it stands its pricey as it is

08-11-2010, 04:14:54

Jujumonkey


if windows was much cheaper then i wouldnt find a problem but as it stands its pricey as it is




i beta tested vista and 7, and from what ive read windows 8 will be heavily touch screen orientated. with the slew of windows 7 phones on the market at the moment and touch screen phones becoming so cheap is it any wonder that microsoft is pushing the release date of windows 8 forward? it seems to me that theyre trying to corner the mobile market as well as the desktop market

08-11-2010, 05:52:05

Brooksie
Think i'll give W8 a miss.

09-11-2010, 17:29:23

Jamzieth
I'll use w8 but only if it is an in place upgrade and i get it for free (YAY for students) XD

09-11-2010, 17:43:02

AMDFTW
lolif its a easy steal ile get it ;)
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