SecureData has updated its packaging since we last looked at one of their portable drives and now, instead of a clear plastic case, the SecureDrive KP comes in white box. In addition to a picture of the drive, the packaging advertises many of its key features including its FIPS compliance, 500GB capacity, alpha numeric keypad, built-in antivirus and USB 3.0 interface. One bit of information that the packaging is lacking though, is whether the drive inside is an SSD or a hard drive. The only way to tell is to look at the model listed on the side of the box.
Inside the box, you'll find the SecureDrive KP, USB 3.0 and USB-C cables, a quick start guide and a carrying case. This shockproof, splash resistant case is made of waterproof, polyurethane material and has enough room to store the drive and all of its accessories.
The SecureDrive KP measures 127 x 77 x 12.5 mm and tips the scales at approximately 255g when equipped with a 500GB hard drive. This is a bit on the large side for a portable hard drive. However, its hardware encryption engine, physical protection mechanisms and keypad account for most of the extra bulk and weight.
While the ends of the SecureDrive KP are plastic, the body is made out of aluminum and is covered by a nice black, matte finish. For the keypad, SecureData has used some sort of rubbery material that is wear resistant to prevent unauthorized persons from seeing commonly used numbers. Above the keypad, there is also a small LED panel that shows the status of the drive. These indicators will light up solid or blink to indicate whether the drive is locked, unlocked or transferring data.
The SecureDrive KP's USB 3.0 Micro-B port is located on the end of the drive. This interface not only transfers data, but provides power for the device.
The SecureDrive KP's components are protected by a layer of epoxy so I wasn't able to crack it open. However, using CrystalDiskInfo, I was able to see what drive was in the enclosure. Looking at the screenshot below, you can see that SecureData has used Seagate's 500GB BarraCuda hard drive (ST500LM030). This slim 7mm drive features a SATA 3.0Gb/s interface, 128MB cache and a 5400 RPM rotation speed.