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usb stick/flash drives

Posted by: Stephen F.      17 Aug 2010 @ 15:45
usb stick/flash drives

i am looking for a secure usb stick at least 4GB, with password protection and encryption to transfer information between macs and PCs or software that will operate on both systems. happy to pay more for something that fits the bill.

Reply by: Jon S. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Morecambe, LA3      17 Aug 2010 @ 17:33
RE: usb stick/flash drives

Just Google "encrypted flash drive"
plenty of choice

n general Kingston flask drives tend to have a better reputation for longevity

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Reply by: Stephen F.      17 Aug 2010 @ 17:46
RE: usb stick/flash drives

thanks for the prompt reply. yes there is plenty of choice but many don't work with macs and even some of the ones that say they are mac compatible the security software included in the flash drive only works with windows - hence my question. I'd like a flash drive that is fully functional and easy to secure and works between windows and macs without reformatting drives etc

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Reply by: Alan D. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Oakham, LE15      20 Aug 2010 @ 11:56
RE: usb stick/flash drives

You may need to encrypt your data with a program that runs on both Mac and Windows before you copy it to the Flash drive. If the flash is formatted FAT32, both should be able to read/write without any problems. At the simplest level, could you use something like zip, with a password to encrypt the data?

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Reply by: Jon S. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Morecambe, LA3      20 Aug 2010 @ 12:42
RE: usb stick/flash drives

how about using Truecrypt?
I've never tried it on a Mac, but its supposed to work on OSX

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