iStorage diskAshur2 External Hard Drive Review

Final Thoughts
If you care about your data and need to carry sensitive documents with you the diskAshur2 from iStorage is the perfect device for you. There are not many devices out there that give you full hardware-based encryption like this drive does. As a recap this drive offers AES-XTS 256-bit hardware encryption and has been FIPS PUB 197 validated.

On top of that there are many safety features the drive employs like brute force protection, a self-destruct mode, and even a unattended auto-lock clock. These will definitely protect your data against unauthorized users trying to access it.

The drive is built quite well too. It has a rugged design and is IP56 dust and water resistant, so it should be able to survive most situations. Another awesome feature of this drive is that all the components (inside the casing) are completely covered by a layer of super tough epoxy resin, which is virtually impossible to remove without causing permanent damage to the components. So no one is going to be able to bust the drive open and take the drive out and gain access to your data.

The diskAshur2 with all of its features is not a cheap drive. Right now it is selling at our favorite online retailer for $260. At the price there are plenty of faster or higher capacity drives, but none that offer the level of security the diskAshur2 offers. Overall ThinkComputers gives the iStorage diskAshur2 External Hard Drive a 9 out of 10 score.

Pros:
– AES-XTS 256-bit hardware encryption
– FIPS PUB 197 validated
– IP56 dust and water resistant
– Many additional security features built in
– Available in many different colors and capacities

Cons:
– Faster drives available at the same price

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