Summary: It feels heavy, hardcore, and more real than any USB drive you've ever held in your hand. It works pretty well with Windows, however anybody running the last two versions of OS X will get to enjoy a new paperweight.
Pros: Heavy, rugged, waterproof, doesn't feel cheap, heavy encryption
Cons: Onboard software, no upgrades to firmware ever, incompatible with certain Linux and OS X 10.8+ computers, read/write speed almost as fast as 28k dialup.
Summary: I purchased the IronKey D200 basic and after two months, it failed and is no longer loading on any computer. Wrote Imation to let them know and they offerred a replacement if I ship the defective unit back but since it has a lot of very sensitive data on it, I can't do that.
Summary: I was forced to get a secure USB drive for work. After researching everything on the "approved" list, I settled on the Ironkey. I'm glad I did. It proved to be an over-all solid product and was very easy to set up and use.
Summary: Got two. Using them for rotating off site backups of the ultra important files. Should one get lost or stolen I don’t have to worry about my data. Ten wrong tries and they’ll have a nice paper weight. No issues on XP and 7.
Pros: Has a nice solid heavy feel for a usb drive. Simple to setup and use. Forces you to eject the drive and reinsert it after a few incorrect password tries.
Cons: A bit high price but you get what you pay for.
Summary: I have had nothing but trouble with this device in a Linux (RHEL 5) environment. It is agonizingly slow, and on two occasions the data I put on it got corrupted. I'm an IT professional, so I know what I'm doing. I always manually sync external drives before unmounting them.
Summary: I'm not going to review the tech aspects of this product, because frankly I am not qualified. I can comment on a few of the design deficiencies though. There are three significant problems with the design.
Summary: I bought this based on the security features, but the product was not reliable. In less than six months after purchase the product failed. It was not recognized from any of my computers and it had to be replaced. Unfortunately I lost all data since last back up.
Summary: I love my Apple products and they are the majority of my home network- but they're still computers and at a certain point of performance demand, the user needs to have a certain level of technical proficiency.
Pros: Contrary to the one egg (and oh-so explanatory) review, an IronKey does work on a Mac. I use both Mac OS 10.6 and Windows 7 laptops at home, and my IronKey functions, unlocks, and transfers data between either system with ease. I love the quality of the case! Solid, metal construction with the se...
Cons: It doesn't work as effortlessly on the Mac as on Windows. The Mac couldn't initialize it or set the password- that required using a Windows machine. Also, because of the way Mac OS X displays folder contents, files that would be hidden in Windows are visible and could be confusing to an average u...