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    Toshiba launches Encrypted USB Flash Drive with built-in keypad

    But its 'military grade' AES 256-bit encryption and (IP)57 certification comes at a price.
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    Re: Toshiba launches Encrypted USB Flash Drive with built-in keypad

    I wouldnt go over 4gb at that speed.TOSHIBA -leading the inovationists.

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    Re: Toshiba launches Encrypted USB Flash Drive with built-in keypad

    They must have gone for USB 2.0 to keep costs down, and they figured people trying to encrypt data are probably not storing massive movies.

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    Re: Toshiba launches Encrypted USB Flash Drive with built-in keypad

    Looks identical to the Datashur 4GB flash drive but I think the latter is slightly cheaper. My Datashur work perfectly.

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    Re: Toshiba launches Encrypted USB Flash Drive with built-in keypad

    What's the problem with current secure UFD's where you have to enter a password ? Kingston even have a range which has Hardware encryption.

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    Re: Toshiba launches Encrypted USB Flash Drive with built-in keypad

    So just a rebadged iStorage Datashur then!

    Can't say the 'brand' has ever been a strong seller for me, so why not go for the original product.

    Had a few of their range for several years now and never had any problems.

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    Re: Toshiba launches Encrypted USB Flash Drive with built-in keypad

    This is a seemingly retro move in the face of computer based, biometric and smart device based data locking and unlocking mechanisms. ... That's both simple and eminently portable as no computer side software/updates or specific drivers are necessary.
    Well, "simple" and "portable" ticks my boxes. That - imho - is one of the problems with the "cleverer" devices, they invariably need a driver which means that you've usually only got Windows and OS X support. There's also the small matter that a lot of biometrics seem to be launched and then shortly a hack/bypass is announced.

    If a numeric PIN is "old school" so what - so is an old-fashioned, but nevertheless effective, padlock on the server room. Cost of this Toshiba seems a bit high, and I'd definitely prefer some way to set the "self destruct" level to a different value. My password safe app uses alphanumeric passwords and I'm content with a five-tries-and-you're-dead setup.

    I'm still waiting for the secure USB key that goes "poof" like the tape did in the old Mission Impossible series, but that might be just me wanting to be Jim Phelps.
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    Re: Toshiba launches Encrypted USB Flash Drive with built-in keypad

    How about an touch display on this? I think, i will look great!

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    Re: Toshiba launches Encrypted USB Flash Drive with built-in keypad

    Yes this is old news. This was released about 2 years ago under the datashur brand.

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    Re: Toshiba launches Encrypted USB Flash Drive with built-in keypad

    Quote Originally Posted by plexabit View Post
    They must have gone for USB 2.0 to keep costs down, and they figured people trying to encrypt data are probably not storing massive movies.
    I was thinking if you are already paying a hefty $200 for a 32gb, Wouldn't they pay a little extra to get some speed. Just how much more would it cost to give it some speed and go to USB 3?

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    Re: Toshiba launches Encrypted USB Flash Drive with built-in keypad

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    I'm still waiting for the secure USB key that goes "poof" like the tape did in the old Mission Impossible series, but that might be just me wanting to be Jim Phelps.
    Now I like this idea, especially if I am paying $200, and wouldn't the thief get a surprise.

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