SecureDrive BT is a hardware encrypted external portable drive

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The SecureDrive BT claims it eliminates data leaks while keeping your digital files safe.

Keeping your data secure is more important than ever and using the tools at hand to do that can only be beneficial. Of course, the typical safeguards are still in play, use strong passwords, use unique passwords, don’t share credentials, and use a VPN. But there are other methods to secure your data and the SecureDrive BT is one of those methods.

The SecureDrive BT claims it eliminates data leaks while keeping your digital files safe. This piece of hardware has military-grade AES 256-bit XTS encryption paired with wireless authentication that is accessed through your mobile device. The company says the drive is FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validated and can be remotely wiped from anywhere in the world if your device becomes lost or stolen.

The SecureDrive BT is remote management (RM) ready through a separate subscription that can be added at any time after purchase. RM allows an admin to manage drive access remotely to view users, enable geofencing and time-fencing, and perform a remote password reset. All of these features are performed software-free through a web portal.

SecureDrive SSD hardware

The SecureDrive BT has the following features and specifications:

  • 12.5mm (1TB & 2TB HDD) , (256GB-8TB SSD)
  • 20.5MM (up to 5TB HDD)
  • FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Validated: Certificate #3349
  • Awards: Red Dot 2019 Award Winner | CES 2019 Innovation Award Honoree
  • Remote Management Ready – Learn More
  • Convenient Unlocking Options – TouchID, FaceID, Face Recognition, Fingerprints (iOS & Android)
  • Password Recovery, 2FA, Remote Wipe
  • Hardware Encryption – AES256-bit XTS
  • OS Independent. Works across and with any OS and Devices
  • Secure Wireless User Authentication via Mobile Phone / DataLock® App (iOS/Android)
  • Useful Locking Step-Away Option
  • Admin/User Mode, Read-Only Mode, Time Out Auto-Lock
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty

The SecureDrive BT is available in a variety of sizes in both HDD and SSD hardware variants. Pricing starts at US$285 and you can purchase one from the company’s website. We’re hoping to have a review unit in-house in the next few weeks so we’ll have our impressions of this at some point in the future.

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