Thumb drives with a fingerprint scanner for extra security

By Afrah Khan | Published on 15 Jun 2020
Thumb drives with a fingerprint scanner for extra security

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A lot of us need to carry data in small drives, and nothing serves the purpose better than thumb-sized storage drives. These are compact and lightweight most of us own one to store and carry data when on the move. With recent technological advancements, these little drives now come with a sturdy exterior and can withhold shock and even water spills. Moreover, along with boosting the physical safety of the pen drive, an additional feature, biometric authentication, has been introduced, which makes the data in them even more secure. Here are a few thumb drives with fingerprint security so that you can feel at ease in terms of data safety. Note that these drives have been curated based on their availability on Amazon and listed features.

Transcend JetFlash 220

Transcend is one of the leading brands due to its digital storage, multimedia and industrial products. Hence, it is only fair to say that one of its thumb drives, the Transcend JetFlash220, should be a good solution for all your digital storage needs. This drive has a storage capacity of 16GB Additionally, the advanced fingerprint recognition technology along with the option to divide the capacity into public and private partitions that allows customisable access to the contents and, thereby, increased safety. Apart from the scanner, it uses the highest level of AES256 encryption technology to protect your data. The drive weighs about 13.6g and has dimensions of 2.1 x 1.1 x 7-cm. It should work perfectly with a hi-speed USB 2.0 port.

Bernton Fingerprint Encrypted High Tech Pen Drive

The Bernton Fingerprint Encrypted High Tech Pen Drive is a USB 3.0 flash drive that uses biometric authentication to secure your data. It has a push-and-pull outer case with a sleek design to safeguard the USB interface. Transferring or saving files should be convenient as it has a reading speed of 10MB/s and writing speed of 4MB/s. It uses 360-degree fingerprint recognition which takes only 0.5 seconds to grant access to authorized users, according to company claims. It has a double storage feature and can identify a maximum of six fingerprints. It works with a USB 3.0 interface. It is compatible with all operating systems that can verify the fingerprint, like Windows, Linux and Mac.

Faironly Fingerprint Encrypted USB Flash Drive

This pen drive is a stylish USB specifically designed for the better management and security of data, according to the brand. For security purposes, this USB flash drive uses 360-degree fingerprint authentication and supports ten fingerprints. Its dimensions are 11.5 x 7.5 x 3.8cm and it weighs just about 102g. It should work effectively on Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. It has a 100Mb/s read speed and 30Mb/s write speed, so file transferring should be fairly quick. It requires a USB 3.0 interface type. Its 32GB storage is divided into two sectors – a secure sector and a public sector. The memory of these two sectors is adjustable. By default, it only displays 10GB, which makes up the public disk. After fingerprint verification, the remainder of the storage becomes accessible.


Ensurity Technologies brings you a storage drive called the ThinC VAULT with a 360-degree biometric authentication for total safety of data. Thin-C Vault is a silver and black thumb drive that weighs merely 9.07g. Its dimensions are 5.6 x 2.1 x 0.8cm and it comes in a variety of storage capacities, i.e., 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. It is compatible with all operating systems such as Windows, Linux, macOS and Android (through OTG). For high-level security, it has a military-grade, AES 256-bit hardware encryption, can manage multiple fingerprints and has a timely self-destruction mode that erases all its content in case of unidentified authentications. This makes it ideal for people who carry sensitive data with them. Thanks to its multiple partition creation feature, each user has access to only the designated storage. Moreover, it can also be password or PIN protected to provide additional protection, making it a good option to store all your confidential data.

Afrah Khan

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