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Corsair Padlock 2

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Expert Review

Red&Blackness
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

techreport.com
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
8.6

Expert Review

Tweak Town
5 April 2010
  • Excerpt: Today we take a look at a relatively new product from the folks over at Corsair and no, for once, it's not a high-end speedy memory kit, but an interesting take on the old pen drive.
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Overall 8
8.1

Corsair Padlock 2 8 GB

techPowerUp!
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
9.0

Corsair Flash Padlock 2 8GB USB Flash Drive Review

ThinkComputers
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

Neoseeker
23 July 2009

Corsair Flash Padlock 2GB thumb drive

jonnyGURU
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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Overall 6
6.0

Corsair Padlock Secure USB 2.0 Flash Memory Drive Review

Futurelooks
16 October 2007
  • Excerpt: Security is a very big deal. If you’re just transferring some music files and family pictures, it might not be all that important, but if you’re transporting financial documents and other personal information, it’s important to protect that data however you can.
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Overall 8
8.0
Performance 10
10

Corsair Padlock 2GB USB Drive Review

OCModShop
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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