Corsair Flash Voyager 32GB ReviewPropane - May 28, 2008
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The simplest configuration you can get away with with the 32GB Flash Voyager is simply plugging it in. This will give you every feature a storage device needs, however, if you want things like encryption, you'll need to look to third parties. The Corsair comes with a third party application for encryption called TrueCrypt. The install for TrueCrypt is really easy, but when I went to run it on my Windows Vista Home Premium computer, it crashes, no matter what I do. I did go out and grab the latest version from True Crypt's website and I was able to get it running on Vista. I'll go over a simple configuration for TrueCrypt here so you can get it running quickly, easily, and without much worry.
The first step in getting True Crypt running is to click the New Volume button. Pressing this will pull up a wizard which will guide you though the process. In this example I am going to make a volume container, as it is the simplest to do.
The next step is to choose between a hidden volume and standard volume. A hidden volume will make the partition or file appear invisible unless you know where it is. If you need a lot of security a hidden volume is the best choice, but for most users, the standard volume will work just fine. It will then ask you to pick a file name and location which can be anything and anywhere.
After that, you will be asked to choose a encryption and hashing algorithm. There are a lot of choices, including AES, twofish, and serpent. For most people the default settings here will be fine, but if you know what your doing, the other algorithms are available. Then you have to pick a file size, which will be how large your encrypted file will be.
Next you will chose a password for your file, and then choose several formatting options. TrueCrypt recommends a password of at least 20 characters, but it is up to you.
After it formats, the file will be created. To access this file, you can use TrueCrypt to mount it as a hard disk on your computer, then you can just move files back and forth like any other drive.
- Plug & Play functionality in Windows® Vista, XP, 2000, ME, Linux 2.4 and later, Mac OS 9, X and later
- Includes the True Crypt security application (Windows Vista/XP/2000 compatible only) allowing for a virtual encrypted drive using AES-256 encryption
- Lanyard and USB cable
- Limited 10-year warranty