• Extremely quiet operation
  • Includes backup and secure-deletion utilities


  • Plastic housing could be more rugged
  • Requires Windows to log in or decrypt

At A Glance

This top-notch drive earns points for its intuitive out-of-the-box experience and its reasonable price.

Manufacturer’s Description

The BlackArmor portable hard drive is the always encrypted, government-grade, secure portable storage solution designed for carrying your sensitive business and personal data with you. Featuring hardware-based full-disc encryption technology, it not only prohibits access to your data without the password, but eliminates tedious manual security procedures that are required in other technologies. When its USB cable is removed from the computer, the drive automatically locks. Not even a professional data recovery service can access or restore your data without the correct password. Plus, should you choose, permanent deletion of the encryption key allows for secure repurposing of the drive.

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The Specs

Part Number STM903203BAA1E1RK