USB Flash Drives come in all shapes and sizes, and Corsair are one of the companies responsble for the influx of such devices. The Flash Padlock from Corsair is one of the most secure and simple ways to store large amounts of data and offers peace of mind that your data is completely secure even when you’re mobile.
Owners can enter their own pin codes, and as soon as you remove the flash drive from the computer, it automatically locks using that code. To unlock it, simply use the mini keypad provided to enter the pin and you’re away with your data. Two indicators display whether the drive is currently locked or unlocked.
The plug and play flash drive is multi platform compatible and can be used with Windows, Mac, and Linux based system and because it’s plug and play there’s no need to install any software or drivers before you can start using it. This also means you can transfer data quickly and easily (presuming you haven’t forgotten your pin).
2GB and 4GB versions are available and range in price from £10 to £20 depending on where you shop. Forgetting your pin shouldn’t be a problem because you can choose your own rather than use a randomly generated one – use your bank card pin or your best friend’s hairdresser’s sister’s birthday to make it as memorable and secure as possible.
Fortunately, you can register one or more pins on the Corsair website, so if you do happen to forget it (which, if you’re anything like me, then you will) you can retrieve the pin and carry on as normal.