Review: DataLocker’s DL4 FE Encrypted External Hard Drive

DataLocker’s DL4 FE Encrypted External Hard Drive is one of the most reliable and easy-to-use encrypted external hard drives on the market today. I recently got my hands on one of these drives, and I was thoroughly impressed by its performance, security, and versatility.

First and foremost, the DL4 FE Encrypted External Hard Drive is incredibly easy to set up and use. After unboxing the SSD, all I had to do to start using it was connect it to my computer through a USB port. Once connected, the drive immediately prompted me to create a password. I appreciated this added layer of security, as it ensures that only authorized users can access the drive’s contents. The drive came with both a USB Type-C and Type-A cable, making it compatible with a variety of devices. The setup process was straightforward, and it couldn’t be easier to start using this drive.

Once set up, the drive works flawlessly. I tested the drive on both my Chromebook and my PC, and it worked seamlessly with both devices. The drive is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems, as well as with most other devices that have a USB port. This makes it an ideal storage solution for anyone who needs a portable and reliable storage device that can be used with multiple devices.

The DL4 FE Encrypted External Hard Drive is also incredibly secure. The drive is encrypted with government-grade AES-XTS 256-bit hardware encryption, which ensures that your data is fully protected against unauthorized access. The drive also features a built-in keypad that allows you to enter your password directly on the drive itself, which adds an extra layer of security and ensures that your password is never exposed to potential hackers or eavesdroppers.

If you’re considering purchasing the DataLocker encrypted drive, it’s worth noting that there is a powerful management tool available. However, as a reviewer, I only had one device and did not have the opportunity to use it. It’s good to know that the SafeConsole management tool is available for those looking to manage an entire fleet of these encrypted drives.

Overall, I would highly recommend the DataLocker DL4 FE Encrypted External Hard Drive to anyone who needs a portable yet secure storage device. Whether you’re a business professional who needs to keep sensitive data safe while traveling or just someone who wants to keep their personal data secure, this drive is an invaluable tool that will undoubtedly prove itself time and time again.

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Steven Bowcut is an award-winning journalist covering cyber and physical security. He is an editor and writer for Brilliance Security Magazine as well as other security and non-security online publications. Follow and connect with Steve on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.