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Mode 1 Key SSD USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 CipherShield 256-bit AES Disk-On-The-Go Encrypted External Slim Portable Drive
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Available In Price Model
4TB $599.99 DSE-4TSDG2AM1
8TB $1,199.99 DSE-8TSDG2AM1

Product Description


  • Mode 1 key: the key can be inserted and removed to store away while powered on.
  • SSD for faster speed, durability, shock-resistant, and lower power
  • USB A connection to PC; the most common USB port in modern computer
  • Slim and Portable
  • USB-powered; power adapter optional
  • NIST FIPS 140-2 level 2 compliant AES hardware encryption with 256-bit
  • Conforms to HIPAA regulation regarding patient privacy and 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
  • Quick, easy to use, and better security than software encryption
  • Operates independently to the OS: does not require separate drivers
  • The encryption key is on the removable hardware key; it can be removed and stored away to prevent unauthorized access when not in use
  • Plug and play; no complicated installation
  • Transfer rate:
    • USB 2.0: Up to 480Mbits/s
    • USB 3.2 Gen 1: Up to 5 Gbits/s
    • USB 3.2 Gen 2: Up to 10 Gbits/s
  • Drive: Pre-formatted NTFS (usable in PC & Linux, need to reformat to use in Mac)
  • Item dimension: 5.63″ x 3″ x 0.63″
  • Item weight: 0.4lb
  • Shipping dimension: 7.63″ x 4.44″ x 2.13″
  • Shipping weight: 1lb
  • TAA, Section 889 compliant, ECCN: 5a992.c, HTS: 8471705065

System Requirement

  • USB 3.2 Gen 2 SuperSpeed+ A port to achieve 10Gbps transfer speed
  • Backward compatible with USB 3.2 Gen 1 & 2.0 port
  • USB-powered
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • Microsoft Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, Vista
  • 2TB or smaller will support Windows XP; larger than 2TB requires GPT support and does not support Windows XP
  • Windows Server 2020, 2019, 2016, 2012, 2008, 2003
  • Linux

Package Content

  • CipherShield Disk-On-The-Go slim drive
  • 2 CipherKeys (1 main + 1 spare)
  • 1 USB cable
  • User manual

A new generation of a faster slim SSD drive

Now with a USB 3.2 Gen 2 interface capable of transferring files up to 10 Gbps. Faster transfer speed saves you time and money and makes it painless to transfer large files.

BUSlink Disk-On-The-Go drive delivers speed, size, and portability – all in a compact 2.5″ form factor enclosure. Lightweight and portable, with less plastic, more recyclable and eco-friendly. Plug-and-play installation means you can use the drive within minutes after taking it out of the box.

The CipherShield encryption model features single-factor authentication with a single key. Smart Insert with CipherKey allows you to secure data with two intelligent key insertion modes. In Mode 0, the key must remain plugged in while powered on to remain authenticated and decrypted. Suitable when human insertion of the key is not feasible such as at a data center or remote location. When the key is removed, the drive is unauthenticated and all data within the drive are no longer decrypted. In Mode 1, the key can be inserted and removed to store away while powered on. It will remain authenticated until the power is turned off. Suitable for higher security and when human insertion of the key is feasible such as the local office. CipherShield drive is perfect for secure data storage and backup for federal, state, and local government agencies, corporations, small businesses, universities, schools, healthcare, law, and personal use.

Supporting USB A on the PC side means the drive will work right out of the box without hunting for the right port or cable. It is also backward compatible with USB 3.2 Gen 1 and USB 2.0, so you don’t need to worry about being unable to use it with previous generations’ USB systems. The drive is perfect for a lightweight, fast, and reliable storage solution.