There is some information that should only be seen by your eyes – personal finances, family photos, professional files, passwords. Need we continue? But in the digital age, it seems like there’s no safe way to store these extremely sensitive files. Sure, cloud storage is easy, but it’s not always reliable or secure. SSDs are great, but if they fall into the wrong hands, your data is as good as gone. So, what should you do?
Two words: enhanced encryption. Flash drives and hard drives that come packed with military-grade encryption can lock your private files and photos down like Fort Knox. And we’ve found five excellent choices for you.
This ultra-secure 4.3-star rated flash drive features XTS-AES 256-bit hardware encryption. That means all the files you transfer to the USB 3.0 flash drive are encrypted in real-time with built-in hardware and it automatically locks when unplugged and protects your stuff even if it’s lost or stolen. You can set a seven- to 15-digit PIN for upgraded security and, if by some chance someone tries to hack you, it will permanently delete all data when entered incorrectly ten times. It’s also certified to FIPS 140-2 Level 3, NLNCSA DEP-V, and NATO Restricted standards and you can use it on Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome, and any other device with a USB port.
You can slash 10% off and get this 256-bit Encrypted USB Flash Drive for $70.95.
The datAshur® PRO² is a step up from the original, featuring many of the same protections, like 100% real-time military-grade AES-XTS 256-bit encryption and a seven- to 15-digit PIN for both user and admin, which it will permanently delete (along with all data) if entered incorrectly 10 consecutive times. It also uniquely adds a Common Criteria EAL4+ ready secure microprocessor, which offers ultimate security against hackers, and is certified to FIPS 140-2 Level 3, NCSC CPA, NLNCSA BSPA, and NATO Restricted validations.
Get this 4.1-star rated flash drive starting at $79.95 (regularly $89) for the 16GB option.
This impressive hard drive, like the USB drive, requires a seven- to 15-digit PIN for access. It also features 256-bit military-grade encryption and a 500GB capacity, making it a great option for those who need to expand their device’s storage while keeping it safe and secure. It has incredibly fast USB 3.1 data transfer speeds and works on both Mac and PC, and any other device with a USB port. Heck, you can even grab it in sizes as high as 5TB. It’s no wonder why it has earned itself 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
You can pick up the 500GB diskAshur2® for $179.95 for a limited time.
If you prefer the convenience of cloud storage, this cloudAshur® Encryption Module can help you make it more secure with 256-bit military-grade encryption. It works with all the main cloud providers, as well as local data on a PC or Mac, any portable data storage device, or email and file-sharing services. It basically connects to the data source and eliminates the vulnerabilities that exist – like lack of control, unauthorized access, and human error. You’ll get full control of the encryption key, allowing you to protect your data even if the account is hacked. And ultimately, you’ll increase the number of security measures from just one authentication factor (the account login) to cloudAshur’s unprecedented five-factor authentication.
Save 10% for a limited time and get it for $115.95.
The diskAshur2 SSD is a 256-bit solid-state drive with 128GB of space for your most precious files. You can move data back and forth in the blink of an eye, thanks to a super-speedy USB 3.1 connection, and never worry about it being seen by the wrong eyes, thanks to AES-XTS 256-bit military-strength encryption. Like other iStorage devices, you’ll create a seven- to 15-digit PIN for upgraded security, and you can use it on Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome, and any other device with a USB port.
Regularly $169, you can grab it on sale for $148.95. Other size options, up to 4TB, are available as well.