Imation Personal S200 flash drive powered by IronKey
16 March 2012
Summary: We found the most thorough review of the Imation/IronKey S200 at PCMag.com, complete with lab tests and a slideshow. PC World (Australia) also puts the drive through its paces, while TheGadgeteer.com offers an overview and a walkthrough of the setup process. The small number of owner reviews available at Amazon.com also show a high level of satisfaction with the IronKey's performance.
Pros: Self-destructs if password attempts fail, Erases data if casing is breached, Improved password manager software, Anonymous web browsing
Cons: Overkill for most users, Expensive, Anonymous browsing feature can slow web access, Not USB 3.0 compatible
Conclusion: The newest IronKey is as tough as ever and its cryptographic technology rates even higher with the government. Its password manager is much improved—easier to use, better organized, and capable of handling just about any login. If you need to protect sensitive data while transporting it, IronKey is for you.
Pros: Physically and cryptographically tough, to military specifications. Self-destructs if tampered with. Includes secure anonymous browsing and full-featured password manager. Can supply one-time passwords compatible with VeriSign VIP system.
Cons: Form-filling software no longer present. Secure anonymous browsing feature can slow Internet access and confuse sites with automatic localization.
Excerpt: The IronKey Personal S200 is possibly the slickest combination of software- and hardware-based security in the flash drive market. Though you log on via software, the S200 uses hardware encryption so there's no software running on your computer that can be hacked to intercept data. It's also stylishly rendered in brushed silver metal, rugged, and easy to use.
Excerpt: The new S200 IronKey model doubles the maximum capacity of the previous drive to 16GB, and it is now compatible with Windows 7 . (The drive was already compatible with Windows Vista, XP, Mac OS X and Linux.