TechGadgetsReview: iStorage Datashur Pro+C Encrypted Flash Drive

Review: iStorage Datashur Pro+C Encrypted Flash Drive


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Here is our review of the new iStorage Datashur Pro+C Encrypted Flash Drive.

The iStorage datAshur PRO+C is a user-friendly USB 3.2 (Gen 1) Type-C flash drive (Type-C to Type-A adapter included) that combines ease of use with top-level security measures. It employs PIN protection and hardware encryption to safeguard your data to military-grade standards. Available in various capacities ranging from 32GB to 512GB, this innovative device ensures your information remains secure.

Additionally, the datAshur PRO+C holds the distinction of being the world’s sole flash drive pending validation for FIPS 140-3 Level 3 certification.

The drive’s advanced security features provide complete data security and guarantees maximum protection of your data at all times. Built into the drive is a rechargeable battery, allowing the user to enter an 8 -15 digit PIN via the on-board keypad before connecting the device to a USB port. The datAshur PRO+C cannot be accessed without the user’s unique PIN, giving users peace of mind that their data is safe from prying eyes if their drive is lost or stolen, as without the PIN, there’s no way IN!

Simply enter an 8-15 digit PIN to authenticate and use it as a standard flash drive.

All data is encrypted when the drive is disconnected (full disk encryption) using AES-XTS 256-bit hardware encryption (no software required).

What’s in the box?

The box contains the Datashur Pro+ C drive, quick start guide and a USB-C to USB-A adaptor.

A Closer Look

Final Thoughts

The iStorage Datashur Pro+C Encrypted Flash Drive is small and very light – you can easily have it in your pocket or on a keyring and not really notice it. And the best thing if it gets lost is that without the PIN the contents of the drive are fully protected!

Once you have set a PIN all you need to do to use it is press the key button, put in your PIN and then plug in the drive to whatever device you want to use. When you are finished just unplug it and the drive is protected once more.

The drive itself is both water and dust resistant to protect it just that little bit more.

Speed wise, the drive will read at around 310 MB/s and will write at around 246 MB/s.

In order to be able to enter the PIN, the drive needs to have some charge – if the charge runs out, don’t worry, just plug it into a USB port and leave it for about 30-60 minutes to fully charge. You will have to do this the first time you use it too.

If you are using this in an office environment, you can set up both a user and an admin pin, so that if the user forgets their password the admin can always unlock it.

If you would want a highly protected and encrypted flash drive that is fast and durable, and easy to use, then take a closer look at the iStorage Datashur Pro+C Encrypted Flash Drive, you won’t be disappointed.

The iStorage Datashur Pro+C Encrypted Flash Drive is available now with prices starting at £99 for the 32 GB and going up to £249 for the 512 GB version.

You can learn more from the iStorage website.

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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