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datAshur Personal®


The world's most secure, easy to use and affordable USB Flash Drive.


The datAshur Personal flash drive has been phased out and replaced with next generation datAshur Personal2 ultra-secure flash drive. Please refer to datAshur Personal2 page for complete product description, specification and online purchasing.

Designed for everyday use, datAshur Personal secures data you don't want others to see,
from family photos to files of a more sensitive nature. datAshur Personal guarantees 100% protection
of your data so you will never have to worry about your personal or company files falling into
the wrong hands!

Select a device to purchase by choosing from the dropdown below:

datAshur Personal AES 256-bit
All above prices are in Australian Dollars (AUD) and include GST. GST will be deducted for those purchasing outside of Australia.
All above products are available in stock, with the delivery time dependent on your location.

OS and platform independent – compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, Andorid, Thin Clients and Embedded Systems

PIN activated 7-15 digits - Alphanumeric keypad use a memorable number or word for your PIN
Military grade Full-disk AES 256-bit CBC Hardware Encryption FIPS PUB 197 Validated Encryption Algorithm
No software or drivers required Supports Admin and User independent PINs
Boot delay and Read-Only capabilities Drive reset destroys data and recovers use of drive
Works with any USB/USB On-The-Go devices 100% Hardware Encryption
Brute Force Hack Defence Mechanism Capacities of 8GB, 16GB & 32GB *
Crypto-parameters protected with SHA-256 hashing Customisation service available – contact iStorage for further information
Tamper evident Wear resistant Key Pad
Auto-lock on removal 3 year warranty

What is datAshur Personal®?

Designed for everyday use, datAshur Personal secures data you don't want others to see, from family photos to files of a more sensitive nature, datAshur Personal guarantees 100% protection of your data so you will never have to worry about your personal or company files falling into the wrong hands!

datAshur Personal incorporates a rechargeable battery allowing the user to enter a 7-15 digit PIN onto the on-board keypad before connecting the drive to a USB port. All data transferred to datAshur Personal is encrypted in real-time with the built in hardware encryption engine and is protected from unauthorised access even if the datAshur Personal is lost or stolen. datAshur Personal automatically locks when unplugged from the host computer or power to the USB port is turned on.

datAshur Personal operates straight out of the box, does not require any software or drivers to be installed and is compatible with PCs, MACs, Linux, Citrix, Android and embedded systems. datAshur Personal delivers drag and drop encryption and plug and play simplicity.

You will not find a more secure flash drive that is so easy to use at such an affordable price!

How does datAshur Personal work?

What is Boot Delay Feature

Use datAshur Personal as a bootable USB flash drive without the need for any configuration. datAshur Personal drives are equipped with a 10 second uninterrupted boot delay in order to accommodate power cycling during a host boot process.

Read Only Mode

Administrator mode allows the setup of a ‘Read Only’ user mode so that data can only be read from datAshur Personal protecting the data from accidental deletion and changes to the file’s content.

Why choose datAshur Personal?

Did you know that millions of flash drives are lost or stolen every year and this figure is rising. Have you ever considered the impact of losing your non-encrypted USB flash drive? Your data would be at the mercy of anyone who stumbles across it.

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) now has the power to fine businesses and government bodies up to A$1.7 million for serious breaches of the Data Protection Act. This includes the loss of an unencrypted USB flash drive that contains client data. The OAIC has been very clear in advising businesses and government bodies to encrypt all data that workers access, they also recognise that data which is encrypted and lost or stolen is not vulnerable to compromise.

Loss of confidential data can have a devastating effect on both businesses and consumers. It could lead to a hefty fine, the downfall of a business, embarrassment, job losses and adverse media attention. The iStorage datAshur Personal can protect you against all of this.

What is the difference between software and hardware encryption?

Software encryption:

  • Complex passwords can be cracked easily and quickly with a Brute Force Attack
  • Simple password cracking software is readily available on the internet, often free of charge
  • Software encryption is vulnerable to key loggers where every key pressed is logged in either a software or hardware key logger
  • Software encryption can be corrupted by viruses
  • Software encryption is much slower when compared to hardware encryption
  • Software encryption needs to be installed on each computer that the external storage device is used on
  • Software encryption shares computers resources to encrypt data with other programs on the computer, making it only as safe as your computer.

Hardware encryption:
  • The datAshur Personal cannot be brute force attacked
  • The datAshur Personal is not vulnerable to keyloggers as the PIN is entered on the unit rather than the keyboard
  • The datAshur Personal does not require any software and can be used on any PC, MAC, Linux, Android or Symbian system
  • Encryption is performed in real-time thus there is no speed degradation
  • No software or drivers are required
Capacity 8GB, 16GB & 32GB *
Speed Up to 27MB per second read.
Up to 24MB per second write.
Dimensions with cap 83mm x 17.4mm x 8.6mm
Dimensions without cap 77.5mm x 17.4mm x 8.6mm
Weight 20 grams
Hardware USB2/3 and backward compatible
Operating System compatibility Windows, MAC OS, Linux, Android & Symbian
Hardware Data Encryption AES Cipher-Block Chained mode
Encryption Keys 256-bit Hardware
Hashing 256-bit SHA

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August 2014 - The Test Pit
The Test Pit reviews the datAshur Personal and says "...Massively impressed with the drive's ability to encrypt your saved data, which is then only accessible after entering a pin number..."
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