Summary: I recently had a USB flash drive stolen that contained personal information and was looking for a secure Flash Drive. I settled on the Corsair Padlock 2 since it was quite a bit less expensive than the other alternatives. Well, I guess you get what you pay for. Within less than a week the drive would remain unlocked after removing it from the computer. Per the instructions this is not supposed to happen as it should lock when removed.
Summary: Be sure to check the various sizes, as the larger drives sometimes are only a few dollars more (sometimes the smaller drive costs more the larger drives too so be careful). In recommend getting the biggest drive you can afford as sometime you may/will need it. If you're a Mac user setting up or erasing this flash/thumb drive up with your computer is super easy follow these steps. 1. Plug in the the drive 2.
Great for EITHER Mac or Windows, but NOT BOTH simultaneously...
P. Repage "FT Dad, Doctor & PT photographer", Amazon
18 March 2013
Summary: title says it all. Anyone who relies on a Mac for some things and a PC for others knows that NO PROGRAM OR DEVICE on the market allows simultaneous cross-platform functionality. As a doctor, I knew this going into my search for secure USB devices for patient records. After tests, I've found the usual and customary glitches with this device (as expected, based on previous experience).
Summary: As a tech savvy man, I enjoy the bits and bobs I purchase for myself. I was blown away by the usability and speed of this drive. More so than I have been by any other of its type. It entails a great encryption and great failsafe should you lose your PIN. I would recommend this to anyone who is like me: A frequent computer user who's job and skill set revolves around dependability. I wouldn't choose another brand or type of USB in any case.
Summary: This is my second Corsair 16 GB Padlock USB Flash Drive. I have another that I have been using for over one year and there have been no issues with it at all. I purchased this one so I have one for two different jobs. I used a random number password generator to come up with a password for each drive. Put your password somewhere safe and don't lose it and understand that if you do lose it you can only used the drive again if you set it up for a new password .
Summary: I would have given it 5 stars except for two things. First, The window of time to input your combo is very small, just a few seconds and your timing has to be on the money with pressing the keys. Second, you can't unlock the device until AFTER it is connected to your PC or other device. That is not very intuitive. I would have thought that you could unlock the drive and THEN connect it to any device.