CipherShield SSD USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.0)/eSATA FIPS 140-2 256-bit AES Hardware Encrypted External Portable Slim Drive


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Product Description

An industry standard fast slim SSD drive

With a USB 3.2 Gen 1 interface, this drive supports the most common USB generation: USB 3.0. This means it will work with most USB ports out there. It will also run with the newer USB 3.2 Gen 2 port at 5Gbps. In addition, an eSATA port is included for those that need the extra type of port.

BUSlink Disk-On-The-Go drive delivers speed, size, and portability – all in a compact 2.5″ form factor enclosure. Not only lightweight and portable but with less plastic used, more recyclable and eco-friendly too. Plug-and-play installation means you can be using the drive within minutes after taking it out of the box.

The CipherShield encryption model features single-factor authentication with a single key, the key must remain plugged in while powered on to remain authenticated. Suitable for when human insertion of key is not feasible such as data center or remote location. CipherShield drive is perfect for secure data storage and backup for federal, state, and local government agencies, corporate, small businesses, universities, schools, healthcare, law, and personal use.


  • No long complicated PIN/password to remember
  • No software to install to use encryption
  • SSD drives inside for durability and shock resistance
  • Slim and Portable
  • USB bus powered; power adapter optional
  • Extra eSATA port (requires AC adapter for power)
  • NIST FIPS 140-2 compliant AES hardware encryption with 256-bit encryption
  • Conforms to HIPAA regulation regarding patient privacy and to Sarbanes-Oxley regarding corporate financial and accounting practice
  • CipherShield Smart Insert technology with CipherKey to authenticate the drive
  • FDE (Full Disk Encryption) encrypts the whole drive
  • Real-time “on-the-fly” encryption without any performance degradation
  • Faster, easier to use, and provide better security than software encryption
  • Operates independently to the OS: does not require separate drivers
  • The encryption key is on the removable hardware key; can be removed and stored away to prevent unauthorized access
  • Plug and play; no complicated installation
  • Transfer rate:
    • USB 2.0: Up to 480 Mbits/s
    • USB 3.2 Gen 1: Up to 5 Gbits/s
  • Drive: Pre-formatted NTFS (can be reformatted for Mac or Linux)
  • TAA, 889 compliant, ECCN: 5a992.c, HTS: 8471705065

System Requirement

  • USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.0) SuperSpeed A port
  • Compatible with USB 2.0 port but will run at USB 2.0 transfer speed
  • USB Bus-powered
  • optionally eSATA port with AHCI mode to support hot-plug (requires AC power adapter for power)
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • Microsoft Windows 11, 10, 8, 7
  • Windows Server 2020, 2019, 2016, 2012, 2008, 2003
  • Linux

Package Content

  • CipherShield Encrypted External Portable Slim Drive
  • 2 CipherKeys (1 key with 1 spare)
  • USB A to micro-B cable
  • eSATA cable
  • Power adapter
  • User manual

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs

240GB, 250GB, 500GB, 1TB