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09-24-04, 10:43 AM
I am looking fior the Best 256-512mb USB Thumb Drive. Like what brands are good with better features. I would like one that has a password on it. I wnt USB 2.0 and it should be small

09-24-04, 07:53 PM
I prefer the M-Systems DiskonKey. They are durable, exceptionally fast(many 2.0 keys are compatible, not certified) and have a very good software suite. The password is secure, using a almost impossible to crack encryption method. Some other manufacturers have had issues with this lately. Lexar's passwords were stored using XOR based encryption and could be easily cracked. M-Systems' current generation of keys is solid and has an unusual feature. The data going into the secured partition will be read and written at the same speed as to a non encrypted partition.

09-24-04, 08:24 PM
I use a Kingston DataTraveler. Its no-frills, but works great and works fast. It doesn't have any password protection, though. So if you need security, look elsewhere like DiskonKey as Xaoctic recommended.

09-24-04, 09:23 PM
Actually, I've heard rumors that Kingston's disks are actually made by M-Systems. You may want to give their SW a shot. The download site is here: