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IronKey Basic D250 8GB Hardware Encrypted USB

by IronKey by Imation
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandIronKey by Imation
Item Weight27 g
Product Dimensions13 x 7.1 x 2.8 cm
Item model numberD2-D250-B08-3FIPS
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 63,229 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight100 g
Date First Available30 Aug 2012
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Product Description

Product Description

A premium-quality flash drive built to foil hackers, thieves and malware.
IronKey Basic D250 series drives are the only USB flash drive validated to meet the stringent Security Level 3 requirements of the FIPS 140-2 standard. Additionally, IronKey Basic D250 protects data with strong AES 256-bit hardware encryption, using the algorithm approved by the DoD for storing Top Secret data. High-grade memory and strong security also makes it an ideal platform for deploying virtual desktops.
All user data is encrypted with AES CBC-mode hardware encryption. Unlike software-based encryption, this "always-on" protection cannot be disabled. In addition, since the IronKey Cryptochip generates and stores strong, random encryption keys, encryption routines run faster and more securely than on any software-based encryption system.
The IronKey Basic drive is an investment that will last for years. Its rugged metal casing protects it against physical damage, and the internal components are sealed to protect against tampering. Additionally, it far exceeds military waterproof requirements.
IronKey devices do not require any software or drivers to be installed, and even work on Windows XP and Vista without administrator privileges. They deliver drag-and-drop encryption, "plug and play" simplicity, and intuitive encrypted backup, which help to minimize the total cost of ownership. Onboard security software cannot be tampered with or removed. Each IronKey device has a unique, easy-to-read serial number, making it simple to track and inventory drives.
IronKey Basic has been designed to work seamlessly with many of the industry's leading endpoint security software products. Every device has a unique serial number, making it easy to manage and apply usage policies.
Technical Details
  • Capacities: 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB & 64GB
  • Speed: Up to 29MB/sec read Up to 13MB/sec write
  • Memory: Dual-channel MLC Flash
  • Dimensions: 75mm X 19mm X 9mm
  • Weight: .9 oz (25 grams)
  • Waterproof: MIL-STD-810F
  • Tempreature: Operating: 0°C, +70°CStorage: –40°C, +85°C
  • Hardware: USB 2.0 high speed
  • Cross Platoform:Windows XP SP2+, Vista, Windows 7Macintosh® OS X 10.5+Linux 2.6+
  • Languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
  • Hardware Encryption:Data: AES 256 CBC (Cipher-Block Chained) mode, PKI: RSA– 2048 bit, Hashing: SHA– 256 bit, FIPS 140-2 Level 3 NIST validated*Cryptographic Module Certification #1734 AES (Cert #1874, DRBG (Cert #152), HMAC (Cert #1119), RNG (Cert #774), RSA (Cert #955), SHS (Cert #1647), Triple-DES (Cert #965)
  • Section 508 Compliant
  • Warranty 1 Year limited
  • Product Description

    Imation D2-D250-B08-3FIPS - Ironkey 8GB D250 MLC Basic

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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Expensive but you pay for quality 13 Nov 2013
    Style Name:Basic D250| Size Name:8GB|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
    I was slightly surprised at how big this USB drive was. It is significantly bigger and heavier than most other USB drives currently on the market, sizing in just longer than a credit card. It has a simple, strong metal construction which certainly implies that it will live up to expectations, although I haven't actually tested out the physical strength too thoroughly.

    It is incredibly simple to set-up, although when syncing for the first time on Windows 7, it too some time before it was actually ready to use. Setting up the password is a simply process and allows the user to password protect content with wrong password entry resulting in either destruction of the device (I'm yet to find out whether this is just internal or a mission impossible mini explosion), or a simple wipe of the data.

    I think for information that needs to remain incredibly secure this might be a worthwhile investment, but given the significant cost, and the potential to protect other memory devices, I can't really recommend it for the average user. Although it may be useful for business or national secrets.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Solid Security 24 Sep 2013
    By Captain Awesome TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
    Style Name:Basic D250| Size Name:8GB|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
    At first glance, these USB drives may seem extremely-expensive. What you're paying for though is serious security.

    Strictly speaking, nothing can ever be 100% secure. There's always an exploit or way of getting around things. However, that mainly applies to software-based security and that, for obvious reasons, is almost always cheaper.

    Enter the IronKey.
    IronKey is hardware-based encryption, meaning you'd need physical access to the drive. Even then, a brute-force (that is, running a list of all possible combinations at the system until the combination that comprises the password is found) attack is highly-unlikely to work and this is the beauty of this device: enter the password incorrectly too many times (in this case 10) and one of two things will happen; either the device self-destructs (rendering the hardware where the data is stored useless) or it's reset to factory settings, meaning all data is erased. Which of the two options happen is set by the owner at setup. Choose wisely.

    If you really care about data being protected, the above feature will likely sell you on this alone, but there's more.
    It's possible to have the drive lock itself if you're inactive for a set period of time (5 to 15 minutes) as well as use an onscreen keyboard instead of your own physical keyboard, if the possibility of keystroke-logging software worries you.

    The features on this device are over-the-top (as is the price) for the average user. If, however, in a world of NSA-snooping you're worried about your truly-sensitive data, this should be right up your alley.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Actual usable size.... 31 May 2014
    Style Name:Personal D250| Size Name:2GB|Verified Purchase
    This is not a moan more a bit of information if your considering buying one, Although it is a 2GB Key, when it is set up & running the space you have is actually 1.38 GB out of 1.48GB. due to the pre loaded software.

    It is a bit of a hit in terms of storage but it is still a really worthwhile product for the safe storage of your passwords.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Solid, reliable but not for the casual user 30 Nov 2013
    By Gary Hilton VINE VOICE
    Style Name:Basic D250| Size Name:8GB|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
    This USB stick is certainly solid and robust, though a little bigger than I first expected. Set up and use is a doddle, and I feel that should it ever get lost or stolen that I would be safe in the knowledge that all the information on it would be properly protected, which is its main purpose.
    Of course, if you aren't in the habit of carrying government secrets about your person, then this is all a little excessive given its high price tag, however if security is of prime importance to yourself then this is the bees knees!
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly secure 21 Nov 2013
    By @GeekZilla9000 TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
    Style Name:Basic D250| Size Name:8GB|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
    I know people who use these USB sticks because their job involves carrying very sensitive information - and I can see why these are the preferred models used.

    I was concerned to start with that having an encrypted stick would make accessing and adding files a bit of a chore, but thankfully it is pretty simple. Once you've created the password all you need to worry about is remembering it, otherwise you run the risk of losing your data (enter it incorrectly 10 times and the stick will wipe itself). Security isn't just about software though and the hardware itself is impressive, it feels very rugged and the "tube" which allows you to clip this to a key-ring is very secure and won't come loose.

    So if you want a secure memory stick then this is excellent - but performance is disappointingly average and capacity is clearly quite low - you would only purchase this is you *really* needed the security features when for a tenth of the price you can get a memory stick of twice the capacity.

    In a nutshell: This is an average performing memory stick with a low capacity, for general use this isn't a natural choice but it occupies a niche which some will find essential.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars should be issued tom all MPs and councillors 7 Nov 2013
    By Glezza VINE VOICE
    Style Name:Basic D250| Size Name:8GB|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
    Does what it says on the tin, no issues on Mac OS X 10.6.8, files copy over nicely no speed hit I could see!

    But to use this product for the only copy or without a decent backup routine would be plain daft!

    I've had my unfair share of hard drives and computer failures - yes Apple computers fail!

    But if data security is important to you, this is as good as it gets!

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