Vantec NexStar Vault

Vantec NexStar Vault

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Introduction


We would like to thank Vantec for the review sample.

This is what Vantec has to say about themselves from their website:
Founded in 1994, and located in Fremont, CA, Vantec is a leading brand of computer accessories that provides a complete line of Storage, Thermal, and Mobile solutions. We are devoted to every computer user from mainstream to enthusiast. Our goal is to provide a complete and affordable way for all your computing needs.

At Vantec, we strive to be innovative, and with our popular NexStar™ External Hard Drive Enclosure Series, Vantec is leading the scene of the Built-Your-Own-Drive. The bold colors and mirror finish on the NexStar™ 3, changed industry outlook and put back the WOW factor. Vantec set a new standard and personalized it. No longer does an external enclosure have to look boring. Passing the 1 million units milestone in 2007, Vantec continue to expand its successful NexStar™ series along with the EZ-Swap®, LapCool, Stealth, AeroFlow, Tornado and Iceberq lines.

We understand that technology is changing faster than ever, and in 2003, we established a R&D and Sales office in Taiwan. Through this expansion, we are constantly integrating innovative technology to our products. Now with a world wide distribution network, Vantec products can be seen across the globe.


In years past there was a time when transporting the most delicate of information may have required things such as locked briefcases, handcuffs, large metal safes and other zany spy gadgets to keep secretive information secure. Ah, but the days of paper are over and the digital age is upon us, leading us to store all our data and information on things such as hard disks. Keeping information secure in the digital age has generally been done by means of software and passwords. Vantec is looking to combine a bit of the old with the new by using data encryption along with a physical keypad on a 2.5" enclosure. Today we will be having a look at the soon to be released Vantec NexStar Vault. Here is what Vantec has to say about their latest enclosure with security in mind:
The Vantec NexStar® Vault is a portable security enclosure. With its simple-to-use keypad design, simply enter your 6 digit password to guard your data from unwanted access. Whether it is financial documents, passwords, or any type of sensitive materials, the NexStar® Vault will keep your data safe with its integrated encryption technology. The hard drive is formatted into two partitions; an open drive (Public) and a private drive (Vault). Store and share your files under the “Public” drive and keep your sensitive materials safely guarded in the “Vault”. Simply connect the NexStar® Vault to any PC or Mac with an USB port—no drivers are required. Start protecting your valuable data with the Vantec NexStar® Vault!

Features

  • Protect your data from unwanted access
  • Encryption Technology
  • 6-Digit PIN
  • Supports PC or Mac
  • Hard Drive is Divided into "Public" and "Vault"
  • Attractive Blue LED Indicates Power & HDD Activity
  • Screw-free Design
  • Protective Hard Case Included
  • No Drivers Required
  • USB 2.0

Specifications

ModelNST-V290S2
Device SupportSATA I/II Hard Drive
Device Size2.5"
Internal InterfaceSATA
External InterfaceUSB 2.0
MaterialPlastic & Aluminum
Dimensions130 x 76 x 16mm
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