USB Secure Flash Drive Product Review

Integral Crypto Dual

This device is different to the others under review, it uses two separate login accounts. These can be very useful if the user is not available or leaves the company. It allows a designated person to access the device in the user’s absence.
The device is a suitable size, it doesn’t impact too much on nearby ports and its rubber casing gives it a robust feel.

Windows easily installs all required drivers and three drives appear in My Computer, the storage space waiting to be mounted and the user and master applications. Once the device is set up you only have the one login drive shown.

Password Strength
The master password requirements were the best of the review. The password required 8-16 characters and had to be a mixture of upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters.
You were also asked to create a user password for the disk that you chose to open. This must be of a similar strength but different to the master password.

Encryption space
The device is 4GB, and it makes 3.67GB available for storage.

Add, Remove, Delete

Just like many of the others, it uses Windows Explorer for its interface. It offers all the same file features and functions.

Editing files is simple and straight forward, just like in Windows Explorer.

The device gives you the option to login as the master user or a standard user. The secure area window stays available through Windows until you lock the device using the application or remove the drive.

It was particularly impressive against test one, the device wouldn’t even let us select it let alone scan it. This equates to peace of mind if you were to misplace it. Tests two and three produced satisfactory results much like any of the other devices. If you are logged in you can recover the device and formatting it successfully removes all data.

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