I need "the best" USB Thumbdrive...

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by bmstrong, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. bmstrong macrumors 6502

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    What do you guys recommend? I'm going to put my previous years tax records, along with a couple other scanned documents, on the drive. I need it to be waterproof, since I live in an area prone to flooding. And secure, obviously, the drive needs to be secure as well.

    Price is not a concern, I'm after "the best". What do you use? Any advice?
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    You probably want to think about offsite backup in addition to a thumbdrive.

    Perhaps a safe that's rated for fire and water.

    About security, make an encrypted disk image.
     
  3. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    This is what I use for stuff I have to put on a USB key - but as others have said, a secure offsite backup is generally a better option. Unless it's your lambs in tutus porn fetish, in which case this is a nice solution.

    https://www.ironkey.com/enterprise

    Edit: I have no idea whether it's OS X compatible, I'm sure they have it in the specs. I do everything of any consequence under Windows these days.
     
  4. WinkWink726 macrumors regular

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  5. drichards macrumors 6502a

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    For archive of sensitive documents, an easily misplaced, often unlabeled, high relative initial cost USB key is in my opinion a poor option compared to a password protected archive of encrypted files on a CD or DVD in your safe.
     

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