8gb usb memory stick

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jodders, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. jodders macrumors member

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    hi guys,

    Purchasing a usb memory stick,and will mainly be using this on a mac and Windows. Is possible to add protection at all to the stick? I have lost one already and it had some important information.

    Thanks
     
  2. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    use a password protected file or folder. There are several apps that will put a password on a file, and work on both mac / win.

    Zip is a very old one but still good for simple and basic security. There are others with higher security but maybe slightly more complex to use.
     
  3. ashjamben macrumors 6502a

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    check out this usb stick...

    click!

    only 4gb max, but definetly keep your files safe.
     
  4. jodders thread starter macrumors member

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    Cheers guys, the padlock looks like a good idea! A bit big in my opinion though.

    I have a quick look for software for the USB stick, can anyone recommend a good program to use? Ideally,something asking for a password when plugged in would be brilliant
     
  5. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Your problem is in needing cross-compatibility between Windows and the Mac.

    I haven't used it, but I hear good things about TrueCrypt. Linkety
    It will require the software be installed on the computer to read the files. But they'll be safe.

    EDIT:
    You could alway get an IronKey. I've wanted one for a while, but they're expensive 'lil buggers.
    Linkety
     
  6. Avenger23 macrumors regular

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