iStorage, hardware-encrypted storage, and cloud-based encryption company has announced the new diskAshur M2 portable storage device, an encrypted portable SSD.
The USB 3.2 drive offers transfer rates up to 320MB/s. Data protection is performed using the FIPS PUB 197 standard and 256-bit AES-XTS hardware encryption. The embedded microprocessor with Common Criteria EAL4+ support protects against physical attacks. Which has an independent user and Admin PINs makes it perfect for corporate and government deployment. If the User forgets their PIN, the drive can be unlocked using the Admin PIN. The Administrator can then allow the user to set a new User PIN.
As for the portable storage device itself, it comes in sizes from 120GB to 2TB. DiskAshur M2’s protection rating is IP68. The robust housing allows you to withstand falls on a concrete surface from a height of 4 m and a collision with a car weighing 2.7 tons. The drive is equipped with a keyboard for entering a password. The onboard keypad is covered with a layer of polymer coating that protects the keys and hides key usage to avoid tipping off a potential hacker to commonly used keys.
Includes a carrying case, USB-A and USB-C cables, and a soft case. The dimensions of the USB SSD drive are 106 x 45 x 12 mm. The case increases the length by 5 mm. The SSD storage weighs 65 g (86 g in the case). The advantages of SSD external drive include independence from the OS and platform, as well as the mode with the prohibition of recording.
Price and availability
iStorage diskAshur M2 best external SSD is now available to buy on Bhphotovideo.com, pricing starts from $169 for 120GB, $189 for 240GB, $229 for the 500GB, $319 for 1TB, and 2TB $559.
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