The iStorage datAshur Personal², a USB 3.0 flash drive available in 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB and comes with the option of personalisation with either laser etching, text and text front or laser etching logo. It couldn’t be simpler to use, simply enter your 7-15 digit pin, plug in to use, then the flash drive will automatically lock once it’s removed from your computer. This small but secure flash drive uses PIN code access with military grade AES-XTS 256-bit hardware encryption, it has a rechargeable battery, which is something to consider as you wouldn’t normally need to charge up a flash drive. It is super compact at 83mm x 17.4mm x 8.6mm (with the cap) and 77.5mm x 17.4mm x 8.6mm (drive without cap) and weighs just 20g, with up to 139MB per second read function and up to 43MB per second to write and is compatible with MS Windows, macOS, Linux, Chrome, Android, Thin Clients, Embedded Systems, Citrix and VMware.

It doesn’t require additional software to set up, you just need to choose your PIN code, all data is encrypted in real-time with the built in hardware encryption engine and is protected from unauthorised access even if the datAshur Personal² is lost or stolen, it automatically locks when unplugged from the computer, the power to the USB port is turned off and you can set a timeout (lock) after a predetermined amount of time. This flash drive can be configured with independent User and Admin PINs, then if the User forgets the PIN, the drive can be unlocked using the Admin PIN. Due to the fact the iStorage datAshur Personal² is unlocked via the on-board keypad, it is not vulnerable to software/hardware-based key-loggers or brute force attacks.

There is built in protection against “Brute Force Hack Defence Mechanism”, if the PIN is entered incorrectly 10 (ten) consecutive times, the datAshur Personal²'s brute force mechanism will trigger, and the User PIN will be deleted. All the data will remain on the datAshur Personal² and can only be accessed by the Admin entering the correct Admin PIN, if Admin enters an incorrect Admin PIN 10 (ten) consecutive times, then both the User and Admin PINs, the encryption key and all data will be deleted and lost forever. The Personal² also features a bootable drive, crypto-parameters protected with SHA-256 hashing, it has tamper proof construction, immune to BadUSB and very discrete, a straight forward solution to protecting sensitive data.

RRP 8gb £39, 16gb £49, 32gb £59 and 64gb £79.

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Real-time military grade AES-XTS 256-bit full hardware encryption

Crypto-parameters protected with SHA-256 hashing

Timeout Lock and Auto Lock

Fast USB 3.0

Read/Write Speeds - 139/43 MBps

Brute Force Hack Defence Mechanism

Tamper Proof

No software or drivers required

Works with any USB/USB On-The-Go devices

Customisation service available

Lightweight and discrete


Small keypad might prove difficult for large hands