Of all the portable storage devices I have reviewed during 2015 this is by far the most secure, to the point that this is what I now use to back up my own business data. At the last company I worked for there were two instances where data was stolen by an ex-employee which led to the business losing thousands of pounds and creating hours of headaches so having a device that backs up all critical data with passwords and only known by the few who need to know is so important.
The Buffalo MiniStation Air 2 is a Wifi enabled and USB connected portable hard drive which as well as mains can also be battery-powered which enables users to expand their storage capacities without the hassle of annoying wires and cables, while also being usable on the go.The hard drive has a very nice feel to it, it is a good size and feels reassuringly made, this is coupled with a 3 year warranty which always confirms quality.
Over the last 12 months we have had the pleasure of reviewing two of Buffalo’s devices the MiniStation Air 2 and their DriveStation Quad and this month we have taken a look at their new HDV-SA series DriveStation Media Hard Drive. You can buy the HDV-SA series in three sizes 1TB, 2TB and 3TB so it all depends on how extensive you want to make your media library while allowing you to clear up space on your TV’s, Recorders and PCs.
The datAshur from iStorage is a USB 3.0 Flash Drive with a choice of capacities ranging from 4GB up to 64GB with a PIN code access and military grade XTS-AES 256-bit hardware encryption – how James Bond. The datAshur Pro features a rechargeable battery allowing the user to enter a 7-15 digit PIN using the on-board keypad before connecting the drive to a USB port. All data transferred to the datAshur Pro is encrypted in real-time with the built-in hardware encryption engine, meaning it is protected from villains accessing your data even if it is lost or stolen.