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Corsair Padlock 2 8GB USB Flash Drive Review



When it comes to security, the Corsair Flash Padlock 2 gets high marks for its ability to protect any sensitive data that is stored on the drive. To setup the security features you simply need to set a security code and from that point on the drive will automatically activate the security features the second it is removed from the USB port. When the security is active the drive has a unbreakable 256-bit AES encryption, which is the standard used by the US Government to secure data and it will also lock after a few unsuccessful log in attempts. This will discourage someone from trying to endlessly enter code after code to access your data and if they can not duplicate your user PIN the encryption will render the data unreadable anyway. What is so great about this? Well, do you have any sensitive data that you carry around right now on an unsecured flash drive? Could you imagine losing that drive and the possibly that is could end up in the hands of someone that could use the info for something that could hurt you in work or life? This is a real concern and to date I have never seen another drive that can secure you data in the unfortunate case that you some how misplace your drive as the Corsair Flash Padlock 2 can. On top of these security features, the drive also comes with Corsair's durable, shock-proof, rubberized housing that adds a nice look to the drive and will also help prevent physical damage. If, however damage does occur, the drive comes with an outstanding ten year warranty. All these features are impressive and the use of the keypad to unlock the drive works exceptionally well. Also, there is no need to worry about forgetting your password as you can set a Master PIN that can overwrite your password if you forget it and a emergency option that can erase all data on the drive if you either didn't set a master PIN or forgot it.

What it comes down to is this - if you want a sure fire way to keep your data secure, this drive may be the best choice out there. There really is no other drive that offers the security and peace of mind this device can. So, for those that need a secure drive, I say the Corsair Flash Padlock 2 is a very smart investment and even though it may cost a little more than other 8GB drives out there, can you really put a price on your security?



  • 256-bit AES encryption
  • User-defined PIN code
  • Security
  • Very durable
  • Limited 10 year warranty


  • Price to Performance ratio
  • Only 8GB of storage

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