In today's world, the security of your confidential data is of the utmost importance. Imagine losing your personal files or highly confidential information from work and knowing that anyone can access the data because it was saved on a standard unencrypted storage device. To prevent this from happening, Verbatim has launched two military-grade hardware encrypted storage devices – the Store‘n’Go Secure Portable HDD (1TB) and the Store‘n’Go Secure Portable SSD (256GB).
Using AES 256-bit hardware encryption, the Verbatim drives mandatorily encrypt all the files loaded onto the drives in real time. With a built-in keypad for PIN code input, the drives do not store passcodes in the system's volatile memory making them far more secure than drives using software encryption.
The keypad system is easy to use. A PIN code of up to 12 digits long is entered and this enables the user to “unlock” the drive and access the disk’s contents. When connected to a computer or other device, LED lights on the keypad show the current status; red when locked, green when unlocked, and amber for admin mode. For added security, the hard drive will lock and require re-formatting after 20 failed password attempts. The keypad entry system also allows the drives to be connected to TVs and set-top boxes that have the facility of supporting external drives, a feature which is not possible with regular software encrypted hard drives.
“There have been so many incidences over recent years of USB drives or HDDs with highly sensitive information on them being mislaid,” said Martijn Hansbergen, HDD Business Development Manager, Verbatim Europe. “Data of this type getting into the wrong hands could have extremely serious consequences, so there should be no excuses from anyone handling sensitive data to not use an encrypted device for all data storage.”
Compatible with both PC and Mac operating systems, the interface is USB 3.1 GEN 1 with USB-C connection for super-fast data transfer speeds. The pack includes a USB-C to USB-A cable as well as a USB-A to USB-C adapter for connection to a range of devices.
For added security, Nero Backup Software is included which allows you to schedule backups of all your files, folders, and drives from your laptop or PC to ensure that backups get done regularly. Nero Backup Software is compatible with Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10, but not compatible with Mac OS.
The 1TB Store‘n’Go Secure Portable HDD with keypad access (PN 53401) weighs approximately 280 grams and is 123mm long, 76mm wide, and 11mm thick.
The 256GB Store‘n’Go Secure Portable SSD with keypad access (PN 53402) weighs only 116 grams and is a mere 93mm long, 50mm wide, and 13mm thick.