iStorage DatAshur PRO2 Overview
Taking a first look at the DatAshur PRO2 it is not much larger than your ordinary flash drive, it has official dimensions of 87.40mm x 19.40mm x 13.40mm (HxWxD) and weighs in at 37 grams with the sleeve attached. Talking about the sleeve it is very sturdy being made of aluminum and covers the drive perfectly. Once on it is not falling off either since there is a rubber gasket on the end. This basically makes the drive waterproof if you have the cover installed.
With the sleeve off we reveal the USB connection and keypad. The keypad has 12 buttons including 0-9 and shift and lock buttons, user and admin PINs are 7 to 15 digits. The keypad itself is coated with a polymer that is wear resistant. This means that under close inspection someone could not find out the combination of buttons you press. Under the keypad there is a layer of epoxy resin that covers all of the components for even more security. It would be basically impossible to remove the components from the drive without permanently damaging them.
Towards the top of the drive there are three small LEDs which indicate locked, unlocked, and activity. Also for those wondering this is a USB 3.2 gen 1 drive. iSotrage has installed a Common Criteria EAL4+ ready secure microprocessor in the drive, which is powered from an on-board built-in battery. When the battery dies you’ll need to plug the drive in to charge it, iStorage says it only takes about 30 minutes to fully charge the battery. This processor provides dedicated hardware for protection against SPA/DPA/SEMA, DEMA attacks, advanced protection against physical attacks, including Active Shield, Enhance Protection Object, CStack checker, Slope Detector and Parity Errors, environmental protection systems protecting against voltage monitor, frequency monitor, temperature monitor and light protection, as well as secure memory management/access protection.
At the bottom of the drive there is a keyhole, but not any ordinary keyhole, this one is made of zinc alloy. This means that the keyhole won’t fail like I’ve seen happen on so many other flash drives.