Encrypted USB storage drives for extra security

By Afrah Khan | Published on 15 Jun 2020
Encrypted USB storage drives for extra security

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Saving your important data without any protection or encryption can be risky as there’s always a risk of theft or tampering to important files. If you are worried about your vulnerable data, then stop worrying as you can always get military-grade encrypted and protected USB flash drives to protect your data from falling into the wrong hands. Since most of us don’t know about the features in detail to keep in mind while buying a USB and there are several brands out there to confuse you, here’s a list of some good USB drives in the market that will protect your data at all times. Do note that these have been curated based on their availability on Amazon, as well as their listed features.

Apricorn Aegis Secure Key 3 NX

The Apricorn Aegis USB flash drive is back with features like 25% cooler operating temperatures, hardware-based 256-bit AES XTS encryption and an onboard keypad for PIN authentication. Equipped with ultra-fast USB 3.1 data transfer speeds and the Aegis Secure Key which supports independent Admin and User PINs for controlling programmable settings and read-write functions, this 31.8g USB drive has everything one could possibly need to secure critical data. You can also set the number of consecutive invalid PIN attempts permitted before the drive erases all the data.

Ensurity ThinC Encrypted USB Flash Drive with Fingerprint

If you are looking for a safe storage option, then Ensurity’s new military-grade ThinC USB with the AES 256-bit hardware encryption can be a good option for you. It can include up to 40 fingerprints for validation and authentication and is designed in compliance with FIPS 140-2 Level 2 standards. If you happen to share data frequently, then you can also create several partitions on this drive and encrypt each with a different fingerprint or a group of fingerprints. The 8.5 x 2.7 x 1.2cm drive weighs 22.7g and is available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB variants. You can add an additional layer of protection by setting a password. Note that the data gets erased if any physical tampering of the ThinC-vault device is detected.

VIPECO  Fingerprint Encrypted USB Flash Drive

If you are looking for a pen drive that requires fingerprint authentication, then you can consider buying this 32GB USB flash drive by VIPECO. It can store up to 10 fingerprints and supports Windows XP/ Vista/ ⅞ and Windows 10. The drive has a 100Mb/s read speed and 30Mb/s write speed. It is sleek and stylish so that you can carry it in style without worrying about your important data being stolen while on the move. The 29g pen drive has a public disk that opens when the drive is plugged into a PC. The encrypted disk can be accessed after unlocking with the fingerprint.

Kanguru Defender 2000 Secure Hardware Encrypted USB Flash Drive

The Kanguru Defender 2000 is one of the most secure, sturdy and easy-to-use flash drives that you could lay your hands on in this price range, according to the brand. The AES 256-bit hardware-encrypted flash drive is a great device to store your sensitive documents if you are looking for highly secure storage options. The company claims that it is the first hardware-encrypted USB flash drive to achieve Common Criteria Accreditation while combining hardware security as well as FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certification. It is also known for passing the most stringent federal and financial industry security regulations. This anti-virus drive is TAA compliant and is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux, so you don’t have to worry about it not displaying the data on your computer.

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