Data Storage: Speedy BlockMaster SafeStick SuperSonic USB Devices Encrypt Data on the Move

 
 
By Matthew Sarrel  |  Posted 2010-02-17
 
 
 

Speedy BlockMaster SafeStick SuperSonic USB Devices Encrypt Data on the Move

Speedy BlockMaster SafeStick SuperSonic USB Devices Encrypt Data on the MoveBy Matt Sarrel

Speedy BlockMaster SafeStick SuperSonic USB Devices Encrypt Data on the Move

BlockMaster Intact

The BlockMaster SpeedStick SuperSonic rugged USB key is available in 8GB and 4GB models. It is more than rugged enough for the average business user, but it is not indestructible.

BlockMaster Intact

BlockMaster Busted

The BlockMaster SpeedStick SuperSonic rugged USB key after smashing it between two 20-pound dumbbells. It did not function after this.

BlockMaster Busted

More BlockMaster Busted

The same USB key at a different angle.

More BlockMaster Busted

Insert Drive

To access the volume, simply insert the BlockMaster SpeedStick SuperSonic and double-click My Computer, then CD Drive (Login SafeStick).

Insert Drive

Tray Icon

After unlocking the drive, the control panel icon appears on the system tray. Im not sure what it is, but I suspect it was the model for the Olympic Cauldron in Vancouver. Far left.

Tray Icon

Control Panel

Its possible to lock the SpeedStick from the control panel software, but the user cant do much else.

Control Panel

Side by Side

Heres the destroyed SpeedStick SuperSonic and the undamaged one.

Side by Side

SafeConsole

For enterprise deployment, SafeConsole software is used to configure just about any setting for controlling the USB key and anything on it. In the configuration wizard, I integrated with Active Directory very easily.

SafeConsole

Password Policy

Using SafeConsole I established user and group password policy before deploying the hardware.

Password Policy

System Tools

SafeConsole can be used to configure automatic backups of a users SafeStick to a server.

System Tools

BlockMaster on Vacation

The BlockMaster SpeedStick SuperSonic USB key survived a jarring 30-minute ride tied to this tricycle in Kalibo, Aklan Province, Philippines.

BlockMaster on Vacation

BlockMaster Close Up

Here is a closeup of the USB key.

BlockMaster Close Up

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