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Corsair CMFPLA8GB 8GB 256-Bit Encryption USB Flash Drive

by Corsair
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight36 g
Product Dimensions15.2 x 12.1 x 0.8 cm
Item model numberCMFPLA8GB
SeriesCMFPLA8GB Padlock 2
RAM Size8 GB
Hardware PlatformPC
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 11,262 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight100 g
Date First Available19 Feb 2010
Warranty & Support
Warranty, Parts: Replacement parts covered under manufacturer's warranty terms for 12 months from date of purchase

Warranty, Labor: Labour cost covered under manufacturer's warranty terms for 12 months from date of purchase
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Product Description

Corsair Flash Padlock 2 (8GB) USB DriveFeatures:Drive Recovery: If you lose your PIN, you can reset the Flash Padlock to its factory default state, securely erasing all data from the drive

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty cool - Keeps away prying eyes 15 Feb 2013
While this isn't going to prevent determined hackers or law enforcement, it is great to just hide away your personal files from prying eyes.

It's easy to use, and while 8GB is a little small these days, it's great for documents and such which would be the intended use anyway.
I found mine without a master key set, so it was pretty trivial to format it and set a new pin for myself, which is pretty good because it reduces the desire to try and hack the security.
It's very user-friendly, though it does take a quick read through the manual to fully understand the combinations of LEDs and the timings.
The keypad is nice to use, though I do find it a little unsettling when it comes to wanting to use the same number twice, because you're not sure if you're getting the 2nd digit of the button or a 2nd occurrence of the first number of a button, it's not clear how long you must wait before pressing the key to get a 2nd occurrence of the first number.

I do like that it's an os independent (filesystem withstanding) security system, as most "security keys" are just normal usb keys with cheap propriety software bundled, which is worse than just using truecrypt portable with a cheap normal usb key.

I'd recommend it if you just want to prevent snoopers, the only people that will get around this are determined people via smart memory-dump hacks, or battery-disabling brute force attacks. So very determined hackers, high budget competitor corporations, law enforcement.
If you want extra security, you can always put truecrypt portable on this as well, and setup an encrypted file to hold really sensitive data.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Corsair 8GB Flash Drive (Padlock Version) 19 Dec 2011
By mac_no1
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Having tried various usb flash drives on a Windows PC and a Macbook Pro they all required software of some kind to work on both operating systems. Unfortunately my new work PC does not allow usb drives to install software so I had to find an alternative to the most recent (La Cie) usb drive I had. I also wanted the replacement to have security so my data is protected if the usb drive is lost.

The Corsair Padlock solves all my problems regarding security and use on both Windows and Mac OS operating systems. It is simple to set up a password on the keypad and easy to unlock once set. It has full encryption so the date is safe and secure, no software needs to be installed on either Windows or Mac OS operating systems.

Will withstand almost any knocks or drops as the rubber outer casing is very thick and strong.

My only problem with the Corsair Padlock is the size as it is quite a lot bigger than most modern drives but then it has to be due to the keypad.

All in all a very good purchase and until something smaller with the same features comes along it will do for me.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says 14 April 2014
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I bought this device because I back up my work PC so I can access the files I need at home. Everyone does this but as one wag pointed out the information should really be encrypted and password protected. With that in mind I bought this device. It was easy to set up and it works exactly as described. My only reason for not awarding five stars is that it is a big item and not as convenient as many of the smaller - and of course unprotected - USB drives you can buy today. Still, if like me looks and size are not a problem I can thoroughly recommend the device.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Does the job 29 Dec 2013
Handy for carrying data around that you want to keep prying eyes away from.
Comes with a useful little short USB extension cable as it's a bit thick for many sockets. Looks like the rubber cap will get lost in time though.
Don't see the issue with other reviewers saying it's difficult to enter the second digit on each key. It really doesn't matter if two presses of the 2/3 key enters a 2 or a 3. It will be the same when you unlock it. I've tried and failed to confuse mine!
Mind you, even the downloadable PDF documentation is a bit thin on the ground.
It will lock the device for a few minutes after 5 unsuccessful attempts to unlock it, so that will hamper repeated efforts to access it that way.
I figure I can put a copy of my personal data on it and keep it separate from my main computer, like in another location. Should the house get burgled or burn down, critical data will still be available to me using my unlock code. Documentation says that even with a dead battery the device will require the password when plugged into a USB port.

You can reset it if you forget the unlock code, but it will erase the data on it, which is what you would expect really. I put some data on it, reformatted the drive and was able to get the data back with Recuva. Did a reset and Recuva could not find the deleted files. So, it seems reasonable, assuming you haven't got state secrets on it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good solution for portable data security 28 July 2013
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Easy to use, though I could find no instruction how to use the number keys, which each have two digits on; one press gives the first digit, two presses the second, but I had to guess this was how it worked. You also have to guess how long to wait between presses for a repeated digit. Once you have figured this out it is very easy to use and I like the fact that the data is secure the moment you remove the drive from the PC.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Serious warning - backup, backup, backup
This device looks such a good idea - until it goes wrong. The controller chip failed in one of mine. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Bernard Kat
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent USB for Mac
Exactly what I wanted a USB that I could use at home and at work. An excellent purchase although it was a bit pricey.
Published 12 months ago by David D'Souza
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Flash Drive
Easy to use, good security and good price!

I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for quick encryption methods.
Published 12 months ago by bf10
5.0 out of 5 stars Storage stick
Excellent product, well presented with good user information, and good safety features for keeping your data safe. I would recommend to others
Published 13 months ago by Moire Derrick
5.0 out of 5 stars This Has Worked Great So Far
I really like being able to carry around documents and passwords without the fear that they could fall in to the hands of some evildoer. Read more
Published on 18 Mar 2012 by Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars Corsair flash drive
I liked the first one so much I bought another one. I like the idea that nobody can get it to work unless they know the password. Read more
Published on 26 Aug 2011 by M. Hastie
5.0 out of 5 stars Spot on
I bought this as I regularly transfer files between Windows, Linux and BSD. It's easy to use and feels robust. It replaced a previous Corsair which I used software encryption on. Read more
Published on 12 Mar 2011 by Bromptonbloke
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product!
Device works perfectly, is rugged and secure. Can't fault the access speed and the encryption is very reassuring when storing personal files. Read more
Published on 25 Nov 2010 by TF
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