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Ironkey Basic D200
7.4 out of 10

Ironkey Basic D200

Great Deal: $197.58

Reviews and Problems with Ironkey Basic D200

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Overall 6
6.0

IronKey Basic are not upgradable like Personal and Enterprise

Bryan, Amazon
23 October 2014
  • Summary: The one I received is not compatible with OS X 10.8+ (although literature lists 10.4+). IronKey Basic are not upgradable like Personal and Enterprise. Works fine with Linux 3.x and Win7.
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Overall 4
4.0

Lackluster Performance

William M., Newegg
4 November 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Failed after two months

Beru, Amazon
29 August 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid product

Jeff Helms, Amazon
21 March 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Joseph S., Newegg
25 June 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Slow and not reliable in Linux

M. Foster "wedgef5", Amazon
7 June 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

As User Friendly and Secure As They Come

Anonymous, Newegg
25 May 2011
  • Summary: Was so happy with the first unit, I purchased another. Read the directions to ensure a thorough understanding of the user's part in real security.
  • Pros: Plug and play. Stupid-proof operation. Use on WIN 7 and below. Absolutely secure from strong encryption to tamper proof, self destruct mechanism.
  • Cons: A little pricey.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good, but poorly designed

John McBride, Amazon
5 May 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Poor Quality and Reliabity

Luli, Amazon
7 April 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

IronKey and the Mac

Eric S., Newegg
1 January 2011
  • 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...
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