When it comes to your data you want it to be safe and protected. There are quite a lot of external portable hard drives out there, but how many actually make sure your data is safe? The external hard drive we are taking a look at today does just that with its rugged design and real-time AES-XTS 256-bit hardware encryption. This is completely software-free data protection as there is a PIN pad on the top of the drive to input your PIN. Without a PIN you cannot get into the drive! Let’s take a look and see what the diskAshur2 from iStorage is all about.
|Capacity||500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB & 5TB|
|Data Transfer Speed||Up to: Read 148 MBps / Write 140 MBps|
|Power Supply||Bus Powered|
|Dimensions (W, D, H)||124 mm x 84 mm x 19 mm (500GB,1TB,2TB)| 124 mm x 84mm x 27mm (3TB,4TB,5TB)|
|Weight||500GB/1/2TB max. 216 grams approx. | 3/4/5TB max. 325 grams approx|
|Approvals||FIPS PUB 197 Validated, FCC, CE, RoHS, WEEE, TAA Compliant|
|Interface||Super Speed USB 3.1 – up to 5Gbps. Backward compatible with USB 3.0/2.0/1.1|
|Operating System Compatibility||MS Windows, macOS, Linux, Chrome, Thin Clients, Zero Clients, Android & Embedded Systems|
|Hardware Data Encryption||Real-Time Military Grade AES-XTS 256-bit Full-Disk Hardware Encryption|
|iStorage Part Number||IS-DA2-256-xxxx-xx (xxxx-xx = Capacity and Colour) B = Phantom Black: BE = Ocean Blue: R = Fiery Red: GN = Racing Green:|
|Box Contents||Portable Hard Drive, Protective Carry Case, QSG (Quick Start Guide)|
The diskAshur2 comes in a nice retail package. On the front we have a photo of the unit and some information. You can see we received the 1TB version of the drive, but it is also available in 500GB – 5TB versions.
On the back there is a list of features in quite a few different languages.
Getting everything out of the box we have the diskAshur2 portable hard drive, carrying case, useer’s guide, warranty guide, and info on a 1-year free license of ESET Drive Security. The carrying case is actually quite nice and the drive fits in it perfectly.