Hardware encrypted USB flash Drives
Does anyone have experience with those h/w encrypted USB flash Drives ? I played with 3 such things lately, namely Kingston Data locker, Transcend Jetflash and the Imation, I have mixed experience with them and Kingston seems to be the only working solution for me, at low cost.
In short, I find the Kingston is extremely strong in the build quality, but extremely slow in the r/w speed, much slower than the advertised 10 and 5MB/S respectively, not suitable for portable apps and boot.
The Jetflash also great in the build quality, r/w speed is acceptable, special is that user can assign 2 partitions public and private, and I successfully installed portable Linux boot on the public partition, and windows files on the private partition with password protection. For unknown reason the private partition suddenly disappeared when I copying files to it, I can't reformat the drive the partition just gone, I don't see it on Windows and Gparted it just vanished !! I can't even start the encrytion app, it said the config file corrupted, how could it be the files are supposed to be hard coded, but I see the autorun.inf corrupted not usable, nor can I delete it.
The Imation is very strange to use, once I created the password, I don't need password again next time I plug it into the same PC before reboot, it works just like a unprotected flash drive !
Anyone can share the experience with such drives, and what is your recommandation for the low cost alternatives ?