Corsair Flash Padlock® 2 is designed for the protection of confidential or sensitive information. Your data is protected with 256-bit AES hardware encryption, and the durable rubber housing helps protect it from the elements, too. An easy-to-use, integrated PIN pad means no software is needed, so Padlock works with Microsoft® Windows®, Mac®OSX, and even Linux-based systems.
"As far as we've seen, the Flash Padlock 2 delivers on its promises: the PIN locking and unlocking system works, the drive doesn't even register on a host system when locked, performance seems very acceptable, and the enclosure can take plenty of punishment."
„So weit wir gesehen haben, erfüllt das Flash Padlock 2, was es verspricht: Das System zum Sperren und Entsperren der PIN funktioniert, das Laufwerk wird, wenn es gesperrt ist, auf einem Hostsystem nicht einmal registriert, die Leistung scheint mehr als annehmbar, und das Gehäuse kann eine Menge einstecken.“
Tweak Town gives the Flash Padlock 2 their Best Features award
For those who take mobile data security very seriously, you may want to consider picking up a Corsair Padlock 2 or at least putting it pretty far up on your consideration list of related pen drive products
Tweak Town vergibt „Best Features Award“ an Flash Padlock 2
Wenn Ihnen die mobile Datensicherheit am Herzen liegt, sollten Sie ein Corsair Padlock 2 anschaffen oder ihm zumindest einen Platz weit oben in der Liste der in Frage kommenden USB-Speichergeräte zuerkennen.
There are plenty of drives out there with 256-bit AES encryption, but very few have an active lock/unlock mechanism in form of a number pad or fingerprint reader. The latter requires active power, having to connect the stick first and then swiping your finger using a software stored on the flash drive itself. This offers various ways to attack the protection to gain access to the stored data. Corsair has gone with the unattached PIN entry with no software required to be run on the host system. This means that there is no way to bypass the system. It is a mystery to me, how Corsair manages to give the user instant access when using VBE, but if that is true, the entire flash memory is encrypted. Even if one opens up the unit and de-solders the flash storage IC and then accesses the data, all the hacker will find is encrypted data.
A big advantage of the PadLock is very simple, it's OS independent. No need to install any software as the PIN system is not tied to a software installation. 256-bit is good, probably not government certified but still really really good.