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The Vantec NexStar® Vault is a portable security enclosure. With its simple-to-use keypad design, simply enter your six-digit password to guard your data from unwanted access. Whether it's financial documents, passwords, or any other sensitive material, the NexStar® Vault will keep your data safe with its integrated encryption technology. The hard drive is formatted into two partitions: an open drive (Public) and a private drive (Vault). Store and share your files under the "Public" drive and keep your sensitive materials safely guarded in the "Vault". Simply connect the NexStar® Vault to any PC or Mac with an USB port—no drivers are required. Start protecting your valuable data with the Vantec NexStar® Vault!
Data protection from unwanted access
Support for PC or Mac
Hard Drive is Divided into "Public" and "Vault"
Attractive Blue LED Indicates Power and HDD Activity
Protective Hard Case Included
No Drivers Required
Model: NST-V290S2 Device Support: SATA I/II Hard Drive Device Size: 2.5" Internal Interface: SATA External Interface: USB 2.0 HD Capacity: Up to 750GB* Material: Plastic and Alloys Dimensions (HxWxD):0.6" x 3" x 5.1" (16 x 76 x 130mm)
PC or Mac
Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8 or Mac OS 8.6 and Greater
USB-equipped system with available USB port.
For USB 2.0 Speeds the system must support USB 2.0 specifications.
*Supports 9.5mm width hard drives.
2.5" NexStar Vault, USB 2.0 Y-Cable, User's Manual, Plastic Carrying Case
USB 2.0 Interface
The USB 2.0 interface enables high data transfer speeds of up to 480Mbps so you save time while copying or moving data. Support for plug-and-play significantly decreases the need for driver installations (Windows 2000/XP or above editions of OS).
It's designed to protect your data from unwanted access. Once connected to the computer, a hard disk will be partitioned into two (public and private) drives, and the private one can not be accessible until the six-digit password set previously is entered correctly.
Learn more about the Vantec NST-V290S2
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Rating: 3/5Vantec NexStar Vault 2.5" SATA to USB 2.0 Security Hard Drive Enclosure
Pros: I liked the vault idea with a pass code just to keep out few prying eyes but not real "Hackers"
Cons: the key pad suck big time. it sort of a soft aluminum foil like and it you can't key in and use your nail it makes a big dent in it and it won't come out I should have waited long I had went and ordered another before I know the key pard area sucks and the case fit is not too good either
Other Thoughts: I would buy more if and when they used real buttons and not the poor quality aluminum foild like ones they have I wanted to like it and die and order another then I found that the key pad does not hold up The drive works ok it the bloomin keypad poor quality and not so good case fit that spoils it for me Note if you are female with long nails I think twice about buying it or get someone whit short nais to key in the pass code
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4/7/2011 11:51:48 AM
Tech Level: 3/5
Pros: sleek sturdy design, best plus is the security feature it makes it easy to use on multiple computers and be able to store and access secured encrypted information without installing software on any computers. good product a bit pricy but worth it.
Cons: the only thing i really don't like about it is it automatically formats the drive 50/50 one half public, the other half secure. it would be nice to change that setting to allow either more or less of the hard drive space to be secure.
Other Thoughts: I used a 750 GB WD Scorpio drive on it and it works good i was a little concerned when i got the box and it said up to 500 GB. it makes me wonder if i could have used a 1 TB drive on it though which is what i really wanted.
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