Encrypted/password protected memory stick for Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by normi, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. normi macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2008
    :confused: I'm struggling to find a memory stick which is compatible with Mac and also has encryption / password function. Is there such a thing available at all?
  2. misterredman macrumors 6502a


    Oct 3, 2007
  3. patrickmacrumor macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2008
    You can create a read/write encrypted disk image, about the size of your memory stick. You'll have to supply a password. I would suggest not saving the password in Keychains.

    In Disk Utility, click on New Image. Select the volume name, and size. Leave the format to Mac OS Extented (Journaled), and partition type to Single partition - Apple Partition Map.

    Once you're done, copy the disk image to your USB key. Please note, if the disk image is bigger than 4 GB, you'll need to format the USB Key to HFS+. Fat32 does not support files bigger than 4 GB.

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