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This review is from: IronKey Personal S250 4GB Hardware Encrypted USB (Personal Computers)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
A 4Gb USB memory stick but quite unlike any I have previously encountered. The IronKey is designed to keep your data safe and I mean safe! Considerably larger than a standard USB stick the IronKey is clad in brushed stainless steel, is said to waterproof with the internals embedded in black epoxy and if intrusion into the casing is attempted the manufacturers claim the unit will self-destruct. I haven't tested this claim!
On inserting the IronKey you are prompted to enter a password of your choice followed by your e-mail address. You then have to wait until you receive an e-mail and then follow the instructions it gives to proceed. The set-up procedure involves copying you default browser to the device which will later allow for secure browsing.
After set-up is complete inserting the stick causes the IronKey programme to run which initially prompts for your password. Again the manufacturers claim that 10 wrong attempts will cause the unit to self-destruct and again I haven't tested this out!
Once the password has been accepted you can copy files to and from the stick just as with any other memory device. In 'My Computer' the unit shows up as 2 devices, in my case drive D: IronKey and drive E: folder. The folder option is used to transfer data.
Just a couple of more things, the IronKey software allows you you make encrypted copies of your data to your PC and before trying to eject the device you should select the 'Lock' option on the IronKey control panel to ensure correct ejection.
An excellent device for storing important information such as passwords, personal details etc. securely but seemingly expensive. I was fortunate enough to test the unit out as part of Amazon's Vine programme. Whether I would actually purchase one I don't know.