Thank you to iStorage for providing the datAshur PRO² for review!
We’ve become big fans of iStorage since first discovering their products at the beginning of this year. Since then, we’ve featured several of their products in our Gift Guides, including the diskAshur2 Portable Hard Drive and the diskAshur DT². So when we were assembling stocking stuffer ideas for our Tech The Halls Gift Guide that launched earlier this week, we naturally had to include the datAshur PRO²!
The datAshur PRO² USB flash drive includes all the same features as the award-winning datAshur PRO that we featured in our Valen-Tech Gift Guide plus even more features to increase functionality and security. As with the other iStorage products we have featured, the datAshur PRO² has a tamper-resistant keypad built in, allowing you to set a secure PIN so that only you can access the contents. iStorage uses an impressive amount of technology to make these flash drives secure enough for government usage, including a brute force hacking defense mechanism and even a “Self-destruct” feature which will completely wipe the drive.
In addition to the incredible data security that the datAshur PRO² offers, this flash drive also offers a bootable feature, meaning that it’s possible to install an entire operating system directly onto the flash drive and use it as a boot drive. This allows you to essentially carry your computer’s functionality in your pocket, and can be opened on any other PC whilst remaining completely separate. So for example, a blogger like myself can load my operating system, programs and files on the datAshur PRO², then take the flash drive on the go to a friends’ house, plug it into their computer, reboot, and securely access my files, programs and Internet browser without disturbing anything on their computer or having any co-mingling of files. In other words, you can use any computer as your own computer without interfering with either. This is fantastic for working on the road, traveling, or keeping files separate on shared family computers. With so many applications, make sure you ask Santa to pop a datAshur PRO² in your stocking this year!
The datAshur PRO² is available in capacities from 4 to 512 GB with prices starting at £49/$61.43 – learn more and buy yours by visiting iStorage-UK.com, and learn more about their entire product line by following along socially on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram!