The Padlock 2 features 256-bit hardware encryption and, as you can see in the photo, features number keys on the drive case that allow you to enter a secure PIN number with four to 10 digits. If you forget your PIN, you can restore the factory settings and start over. Just be mindful that all of the data on the drive is wiped away.
Another nice feature of the Padlock 2
The drive currently is available only in an 8G (gigabyte) model and sells for around $55 at a variety of online outlets. For more information, visit the Corsair Web site (www.corsair.com).
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