Conclusion: Looking at the drive we can see it is not a speed monster, this is not what Corsair intended when they created it either. They created this to be a secure drive to use when you got secret documents which you don’t want other to see or something similar.
Summary: As far as we've seen, the Flash Padlock 2 delivers on its promises: the PIN locking and unlocking system works, the drive doesn't even register on a host system when locked, performance seems very acceptable, and the enclosure can take plenty of punishment.
Summary: Sure, the Padlock 2 may not the fastest flash drive out there. In fact one may categorize it as being slow, but you have to realize who would be buying a flash drive like this. There are plenty of drives out there with 256-bit AES encryption, but very few have an active lock/unlock mechanism in form...
Pros: Fairly strong 256-bit AES encryption, Seems to use a volume base encryption (VBE), Entering PIN is easy and buttons respond well, No software or dependency on host system to enter PIN, Master PIN functionality perfect for corporate environments, Resilient against de-soldering of the flash IC, LED...
Cons: Only five real digits available, not 10, Two minute timeout can be circumvented, allowing for a continous brute force attack, Fairly slow performance, should not be attributed to the VBE though, A bit too large for a key chain, You may lose the rubber cap easily, Only available in 8 GB - nothing ...
Corsair Flash Padlock 2 8GB USB Flash Drive Review
25 February 2010
Summary: Final Thoughts
It’s great to see Corsair morph the Padlock drive and Flash Voyager drive into 1 drive. Not only do you get the 256-bit AES encryption from the padlock system you also get great protection from pretty much anything with the Voyager design.
Pros: – Basically indestructible!, – Padlock system is very easy to use, – 256bit AES encryption
Excerpt: So what makes Corsair's newest flash memory effort "unique?" The fact that one can "lock" their data on the Flash Padlock makes it unique, but not just that... the locking of the data is not done with software encryption like other "secure" flash media devices.
Summary: The performance of the Corsair Padlock flash drive really surprised me. I haven’t seen a flash drive that could reach 18MB a second. At this speed, you could easily use a portable version of Firefox without any slowdown.
Conclusion: The Corsair Flash Padlock 2 is a simple to use yet effective solution to a problem that most of us are only just waking up to. If you regularly carry around a USB stick that contains personal documents or worse yet, portable applications such as Firefox and that have username/password details for...
Pros: Keeps your personal data safe. Even after resetting the PIN, previous data is unrecoverable., Easy to use., No software to install. Ensuring that it works on any operating system or device with USB ports., 10 year warranty makes it a good investment.