Model: iStorage diskAshur PRO2 2TB USB 3.1 Encrypted Portable Hard Drive
Provided By: iStorage
iStorage is the trusted global leader of award-winning, PIN authenticated, hardware encrypted portable data storage devices. Founded in London, England in 2009, the company has become recognized as a leading innovator and supplier of ultra-secure, easy to use and affordable portable data storage devices. Today, iStorage offers a wide range of innovative products including USB flash, hard disk and solid-state drives capable of storing and protecting data to military specified encryption levels while ensuring compliance to regulations and directives.
One of the latest additions to iStorage's product lineup is the diskAshur PRO2 portable hard drive. According to the company, the diskAshur PRO2 is the world's first and only portable hard drive that is NCSC CPA, FIPS 140-2 Level 2/3, NLNCSA BSPA and NATO restricted level certified. It features iStorage's Enhanced Dual Generating Encryption (EDGE) technology which includes a built-in FIPS PUB 197 validated AES-XTS 256-bit hardware encryption engine as well as a dedicated on-board Common Criteria EAL4+ ready secure microprocessor to enhance security through true random number generation and built-in cryptography. While this all may sound complicated, the diskAshur PRO2 is easy to use. Simply connect the integrated cable to any device with a USB port and enter your PIN to access your data.
The diskAshur PRO2 portable hard drive is available in capacities ranging from 500GB up to 5TB. For this review, iStorage sent us the 2TB version of the drive which is capable of delivering up to 148 MB/s sequential read and 140 MB/s sequential write speeds.
With specs and features like this, it's hard not to be impressed by the diskAshur PRO2. However, as you all know by now, we're not ones to take things at face value. In this review, we'll take a closer look at iStorage's encrypted portable hard drive and then put it through its paces to see how well it performs. Does the diskAshur PRO2 have what it takes? Keep reading as we find out.