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iStorage launches next-generation secure USB 3.0 hard drive with PIN code access

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diskAshur delivers portable and rugged data protection with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity and up to 1TB capacity 

iStorage, a leading specialist in portable storage and digital encryption, has launched a USB 3.0 version of its successful 2.5" portable hard drive. The new diskAshur® combines a comprehensive range of digital and physical data protection measures including military grade hardware encryption and an alphanumeric keypad for PIN code access. SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity and capacities of up to one terabyte (1TB), provide individuals and businesses with a robust and compact solution to data security1.

diskAshur is available in capacities of between 250GB and 1TB and either 128-bit or 256-bit AES-XTS hardware encryption2, and features a low-powered design for portable use. Furthermore, diskAshur encrypts data in real time and features a wear-resistant keypad with up to 16-digit alphanumeric PIN code access to secure against hacking attacks and keylogger attempts.

diskAshur security features:

  • Military grade protection-FIPS PUB 197 validated encryption
  • 6-16 digit PIN code access -Up to 16-digit alphanumeric wear-resistant keypad
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connection -Up to 5Gbps, 10-times faster than USB 2.0
  • Brute force self-destruct -Three-pronged approach to prevent brute force attacks
  • Rugged design -Omni-directional shock mounting system protects drive from drops
  • Auto Lock feature -Drive locks after pre-determined amount of time to protect data
  • Variable Time Circuit Technology-Prevents ‘timing attacks' on data by hackers

diskAshur also includes an administrator password feature to enable the setup of administrator access to the drive independent of the user password, allowing for the creation of up to 10 user PIN codes. A unique drive reset command that clears all PINs and on-board data and creates a new randomly generated encryption key, is a further enterprise-level feature. This allows individual drives to be reset and deployed by a corporate IT department as many times as required.

"iStorage is proud to launch the next-generation in our portable hardware encrypted disk drives, following on from our previous success with its USB 2.0 predecessor," said John Michael, Managing Director at iStorage. "diskAshur offers a broad and affordable range of data capacities together with a package of digital and physical security measures that together make it an obvious choice for a home and small office user, as well as SMEs and large enterprises."

diskAshur is available in six different capacities of 250GB; 320GB; 500GB; 640GB; 750GB and 1TB with either 128-bit or 256-bit encryption, and is fully compatible with Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac computers and Linux without the need for any software installation or drivers. Prices for the diskAshur range from between £119 to £219 depending on capacity and encryption option. The diskAshur portable hard drive also has a one year warranty.

diskAshur is the latest addition to the growing family of ultra-secure and easy-to-use hardware encrypted portable devices from iStorage, following the launch of the diskAshur DT 3.5" portable hard drive with up to 3TB capacity and the datAshur USB flash drive. For further information on iStorage's range of data storage solutions visit or call +44 (0)20 8537 3435.

1A recent survey of over 500 IT professionals conducted by iStorage at major IT conferences including Infosecurity Europe found that despite 98.6% of respondents believing data loss to be a serious and/or growing concern, 57.5% admitted the data they carried was not encrypted and nearly one-third (32.2%) of respondents admitted to having lost a portable device containing personal and/or company data.

2diskAshur from iStorage is available in six different capacities with either 128-bit or 256-bit hardware encryption at the following prices:


USB 3.0 with 128-bit encryption

USB 3.0 with 256-bit encryption



















*Price excludes VAT.

About iStorage

iStorage provides high performance and ultra secure portable data storage and security products to users who need to protect their data held on PCs, Macs and portable devices. The founders of iStorage are pioneers in their field and hold several patents, both granted and pending, on a range of related data storage and security products. With a strong belief in careful product selection and unrivalled customer service, iStorage continues to deliver market leading innovations in portable data storage and digital encryption technology. Further information can be found on or by contacting / +44 (0)20 8537 3435.