Monday, March 22nd 2010

Patriot Readies Bolt USB Flash Drive With Native AES Encryption

Patriot Memory is readying a new USB flash drive called Patriot Bolt, which features native 128-bit AES data encryption. To protect data, the drive formats itself after 10 consecutive failed attempts to unlock it with its password. The Bolt is a USB 2.0 flash drive with read/write speeds of 27 MB/s and 13 MB/s, respectively, and comes in capacities between 8 and 64 GB (including 16 GB, and 32 GB). Prices range from 25.90 EUR, all the way up to 310 EUR.

Source: Le Comptior du Hardware
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2 Comments on Patriot Readies Bolt USB Flash Drive With Native AES Encryption

#1
Steevo
Controller or host based AES? If it is host based it is no more secure than a standard flash drive is.
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#2
Baum
it reads like it is inside the flash drive as formatting itself won't work on any os (windows os's)

@Steevo
google -> Corsair Flash Padlock 2
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