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7.8 out of 10

Corsair Padlock 2

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Expert Review

25 April 2010
  • 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.
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Corsair's Flash Padlock 2 USB thumb drive

6 April 2010
  • 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. Sure, the button interface on the front could be a little more intuitive, and the rubber enclosure could probably do its job without blocking off adjacent USB ports. But those are fairly minor complaints.
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Overall 9

Expert Review

Tweak Town
5 April 2010
  • Excerpt: Today we investigate Corsair's hardware encrypted 256-bit Padlock 2 pen drive on video and see how it works.
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Overall 8

Corsair Padlock 2 8 GB

24 March 2010
  • 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 of a number pad or fingerprint reader.
  • 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, LEDs to denote encryption status, Rubber housing makes the Padlock 2 resistant against everyday wear and tear, USB Extension cable included, Blue lanyard included, Large blue acc...
  • 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 larger or smaller, Packaging difficult to open, 256-bit AES is not unhackable
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Corsair 8GB Padlock 2 USB Flash Drive Review

Legit Reviews
28 February 2010
  • Summary: With its ease of use, 256-bit AES encryption, passive locking, cross-platform compatibility, and stylish form, Corsair has improved upon their original secure drive design with their Flash Padlock 2. You need not look any further if you need to tote around sensitive data with 100% confidence.
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Overall 9

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. The Voyager was one of my favorite drives and the new Padlock 2 is most likely going to be my primary USB flash drive from now on. Also if something crazy does happen to the drive it does have a 10 year warranty.
  • Pros: – Basically indestructible!, – Padlock system is very easy to use, – 256bit AES encryption
  • Cons: – Only available in an 8GB version
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Corsair Padlock 2 8GB Review

23 July 2009

Corsair Flash Padlock 2GB thumb drive

3 November 2008
  • 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.
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Corsair Flash Padlock 2GB USB Drive

big bruin
5 October 2007
  • Summary: The Flash Padlock 2GB USB Drive performed very well in terms of transfer speeds and the security features it advertises. Setup is simple, the drive provides the reliability you would expect from a Corsair product, and they back it all up with a 36 month warranty on parts and labor. A search of finds the 2GB version of the Flash Padlock available for $35 and up, and the 1GB version available for $23 and up.
  • Pros: » Fast, » Security features work as advertised, » Easy to use
  • Cons: » Costs more than other 2GB drives, » No encryption of data, » Logical protection only, » Security can be by-passed
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Overall 8
Performance 10

Corsair Padlock 2GB USB Drive Review

18 September 2007
  • 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.
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