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datAshur Personal

  • USB 2.0 Flash Drive
  • Capacities up to 32GB*
  • FIPS PUB 197 certified
  • AES 256-bit Hardware Encryption – no software required
  • OS & Platform independent


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What is datAshur Personal®?

Designed for everyday use, datAshur Personal secures data you don’t want others to see, from family photos to files of a more sensitive nature, datAshur Personal guarantees 100% protection of your data so you will never have to worry about your personal or company files falling into the wrong hands!
datAshur Personal incorporates a rechargeable battery allowing the user to enter a 7-15 digit PIN onto the on-board keypad before connecting the drive to a USB port. All data transferred to datAshur Personal is encrypted in real-time with the built in hardware encryption engine and is protected from unauthorised access even if the datAshur Personal is lost or stolen. datAshur Personal automatically locks when unplugged from the host computer or power to the USB port is turned on.
datAshur Personal operates straight out of the box, does not require any software or drivers to be installed and is compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome, Android, Thin Clients and Embedded Systems. datAshur Personal delivers drag and drop encryption and plug and play simplicity. You will not find a more secure flash drive that is so easy to use at such an affordable price!

How does datAshur Personal work?

Step 1: Enter your PIN Step 2: Plug & Play Step 3: Unplug to automatically lock

What is Boot Delay Feature

Use datAshur Personal as a bootable USB flash drive without the need for any configuration. datAshur Personal drives are equipped with a 30 second uninterrupted boot delay in order to accommodate power cycling during a host boot process.

Read Only Mode

Administrator mode allows the setup of a ‘Read Only’ user mode so that data can only be read from datAshur Personal protecting the data from accidental deletion and changes to the file’s content.

Why choose datAshur Personal?

Did you know that millions of flash drives are lost or stolen every year and this figure is rising? Have you ever considered the impact of losing your non-encrypted USB flash drive? Your data would be at the mercy of anyone who stumbles across it.
Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) now has the power to fine businesses and government bodies up to £500,000 for serious breaches of the Data Protection Act. This includes the loss of an unencrypted USB flash drive that contains client data. The ICO has been very clear in advising businesses and government bodies to encrypt all data that workers access, they also recognise that data which is encrypted and lost or stolen is not vulnerable to compromise.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The European Union will soon have the power to fine companies €20 million or 4% of their annual turnover if they are found to be in breach of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The forthcoming legislation compels anyone who holds data on EU Citizens to implement adequate security measures to protect data from loss or theft.
Loss of confidential data can have a devastating effect on both businesses and consumers. It could lead to a hefty fine, the downfall of a business, embarrassment, job losses and adverse media attention. The iStorage datAshur Personal can protect you against all of this.

What is the difference between software and hardware encryption?

Software encryption:
  • Complex passwords can be cracked easily and quickly with a Brute Force Attack
  • Simple password cracking software is readily available on the internet, often free of charge
  • Software encryption is vulnerable to key loggers – where every key pressed is logged in either a software or hardware key logger
  • Software encryption can be corrupted by viruses
  • Software encryption is much slower when compared to hardware encryption
  • Software encryption needs to be installed on each computer that the external storage device is used on
  • Software encryption shares computers resources to encrypt data with other programs on the computer, making it only as safe as your computer.
Hardware encryption:
  • The datAshur Personal cannot be brute force attacked
  • The datAshur Personal is not vulnerable to keyloggers as the PIN is entered on the unit rather than the keyboard
  • The datAshur Personal does not require any software and can be used with Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome, Android, Thin Clients and Embedded Systems.
  • Encryption is performed in real-time thus there is no speed degradation
  • No software or drivers are required
  • OS and platform independent – compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome, Android, Thin Clients and Embedded Systems
  • Military grade Full-disk AES 256-bit CBC Hardware Encryption
  • No software or drivers required
  • Boot delay and Read-Only capabilities
  • Works with any USB/USB On-The-Go devices
  • Brute Force Hack Defence Mechanism
  • Crypto-parameters protected with SHA-256 hashing
  • Tamper evident
  • Auto-lock on removal
  • PIN activated 7-15 digits - Alphanumeric keypad use a memorable number or word for your PIN
  • FIPS PUB 197 Validated Encryption Algorithm
  • Supports Admin and User independent PINs
  • Drive reset destroys data and recovers use of drive
  • 100% Hardware Encryption
  • Capacities of 8GB, 16GB & 32GB *
  • Customisation service available – contact iStorage for further information
  • Wear resistant Key Pad
  • 3 year warranty
Capacity 8GB, 16GB & 32GB *
Speed Up to 27MB per second read. Up to 24MB per second write.
Dimensions with cap 83mm x 17.4mm x 8.6mm
Dimensions without cap 77.5mm x 17.4mm x 8.6mm
Weight 20 grams
Hardware USB2 - compatible with USB1 & USB3
Operating System compatibility Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome, Android, Thin Clients & Embedded Systems
Hardware Data Encryption AES Cipher-Block Chained mode
Encryption Keys 256-bit Hardware
Hashing 256-bit SHA
Ordering Information iStorage Part Numbers: IS-FL-DAP-DB-xx (xx=drive size in GBs)

How does datAshur Personal work?

Step 1: Enter your PIN Step 2: Plug & Play Step 3: Unplug to automatically lock
August 2014 -  net-
To use it, no software or drivers are required, and it can be used with a myriad of OSes and platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Citrix, Android, Symbian, thin clients and embedded systems Read the full review
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Laser etch your logo (design) and/or message on to the brushed aluminium plate adhered to the back of the datAshur Personal.

Laser etch your logo (design) and/or message on the extruded aluminium plate. The plate will be shipped separately.

No minimum order quantity required.
The diagram shows the available space for your desired graphics. The RED area is on the back of the device where the brushed aluminium plate is adhered. Graphics need to be provided in either Adobe Illustrator (.ai), Encapsulated PostScript (.eps) or Scalable Vector Graphics (.svg) format.

Please be sure to include any font file and provide the file as either Adobe Illustrator (.ai) Encapsulated PostScript (.eps) or Scalable Vector Graphics (.svg).

Make sure that you convert to outline for all text.

Once that is done, please ensure that you compress the files into the .zip or .rar file, otherwise you would not be able to upload the file.



The standard colour for stocked datAshur Personal is Pantone® Cyan C - RGB 0, 159,277
Additional Pantone colours are available to order on request.
Should your colour not be shown, then please contact your iStorage sales representative. Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ) will apply.

Please note the colours on the screen are not identical to real product pantone colour but closest representation of the same.

Cyan C
RGB 0,159,227
Black C
RGB 45,41,38
Cool Gray C
RGB 200,200,200
107 C
RGB 251,225,34
151 C
RGB 255,130,0
192 C
RGB 228,0,70
265 C
RGB 144,99,205
375 C
RGB 151,215,0
396 C
RGB 225,224,0
279 C
RGB 65,143,222


Preloaded resources

iStorage can preload documents or software on to the drive before deployment. Preloaded resources can include items such as applications, presentations, corporate documentation, web links, portable applications, videos etc.

Product Identification

The entire datAshur® family incorporates unique PIDs.

This option is useful for “White-Listing” using Endpoint Software, so that only authorised devices can be used on the corporate network.


The datAshur, datAshur Pro, datAshur Personal and datAshur SSD can be completely rebranded so that it reflects your company’s individual look - minimum order quantities (MOQ) apply.

Please contact us for more information.

Pre-programmable PINs

The entire datAshur® family range can be pre-programmed with your unique Administrator and/or User PINs that conform with your corporate password policies. This saves time during the deployment process.

We strongly recommend that you carefully read the User Manual, shipped with the device and/or available for download on our website before contacting us for technical support.
There are no ‘Back Doors’ to our products, we cannot retrieve a forgotten PIN or retrieve any data off the drives unless the PIN is known.
Below are answers for the most frequently asked questions:
The datAshur Personal flash drive is pre-programmed with a default PIN which will unlock the device for the first time, allowing the user to create their own unique User and Admin PINs. Please follow this procedure:

  • Press KEY Button
  • Enter default PIN 11223344
  • Press KEY Button
  • A blinking GREEN LED light will indicate the device is unlocked
The User PIN (Personal Identification Number) can be changed to almost any number that is desired.

  • The New User PIN must be 7 to 15 digits long.
  • The New User PIN cannot contain only repetitive numbers (3-3-3-3-3-3-3)
  • The New User PIN cannot contain only consecutive numbers (1-2-3-4-5-6-7),(7-6-5-4-3-2-1)

You can create a word, name, phrase or any other alphanumerical PIN combination by simply pressing the key with the corresponding letters on it.

Examples of these types of PIN CODES are:

For Password you would press the following keys:
7(pqrs) 2(abc) 7(pqrs) 7(pqrs) 9(wxyz) 6(mno) 7(pqrs) 3(def)

For iStorage you would press:
4(ghi) 7(pqrs) 8(tuv) 6(mno) 7(pqrs) 2(abc) 4(ghi) 3(def)

Using this method, long and easy to remember PINs can be created.

Your datAshur Personal has a built-in rechargeable battery. Even if the battery is fully discharged you can still continue to use the drive by following the instructions below:

  • Connect the datAshur Personal to a USB port on any computer
  • While connected to the computer, enter the User or Admin PIN to unlock the drive
  • While connected to the USB port, the internal battery will automatically charge – this is shown by a flashing BLUE LED.

We recommend you keep the datAshur Personal connected for approximately 1 hour to fully charge the battery.

Unlock the datAshur Personal with the default User PIN (refer to, ‘How do I use the datAshur Personal for the first time?’) and then whilst the GREEN LED is blinking proceed with the following steps:

  • Press and hold the Key Button for 3 seconds
  • Enter a New User PIN number (The PIN must be 7 – 15 digits long)
  • Press the Key Button to store the New User PIN
  • Re-enter the New User PIN number
  • Press the Key Button to confirm the New User PIN
If you forget the User and Admin PINs, there is absolutely no way of gaining access to the data stored on the drive, there are no back doors to the drive. You will need to completely reset the datAshur Personal by following the directions in the User Manual. By resetting the drive, all data stored on the datAshur Personal will be deleted. When the datAshur Personal is reset the following occurs:

  • The User and Admin encryption keys are deleted
  • All the data on the datAshur Personal is deleted
  • A new User PIN will need to be set
  • The datAshur Personal will need to be formatted
The Admin PIN is useful in a corporate environment where an Administrator can provide access to the datAshur Personal if the User PIN is forgotten or unavailable. Please follow this procedure:

  • Press the Key Button
  • Enter your User PIN (unlock the datAshur Personal in User mode) and press the Key Button
  • Rapidly press the Key Button twice and hold the Key Button down on the second press for 3 seconds
  • Enter a new Admin PIN and press the Key Button – the GREEN LED will double blink indicating the datAshur Personal is in Admin mode

Note: If the LEDS in the above step are “single blinking” then the first key press did not register or was not fast enough. If you continue, you will be changing the User PIN.

10 consecutive incorrect PIN entries will activate the brute force mechanism and will completely reset the drive as follows:

  • All encryption keys are deleted
  • The User and Admin PINs are deleted
  • All the data on the datAshur Personal is deleted
  • A new User and/or Admin PIN will need to be set
  • The datAshur Personal will need to be formatted
In case the User PIN is forgotten, or if you would like to delete all data stored on the drive and configure a New User PIN, the RESET process will clear the User and Admin PIN, the encryption key and will destroy all data. This means a New User PIN will have to be defined in order to re-enable the datAshur Personal. Also, since this forces the creation of a new encryption key, the datAshur Personal will have to be reformatted. Please follow this procedure:

  • Press and hold the Key Button and the number 2 Button for 3 seconds
  • Press 9 9 9 and press the Key Button
  • Press the Key Button again

Note: After resetting the datAshur Personal a solid RED LED appears indicating a New User or Admin PIN has to be set.

Once the datAshur Personal has been reset either with the method from the previous step or from a brute force attack (10 unsuccessful attempts to unlock) a New User PIN will need to be defined. This state is evident by a solid RED LED. Please follow this procedure:

  • Press and hold the Key Button for 3 seconds
  • Enter your New User PIN
  • Press the Key Button to save
  • Re-enter your New User PIN number & press the Key Button again
  • If the New User PIN was accepted, the GREEN LED will single blink.

The datAshur Personal will be unlocked and be ready to format.

The datAshur Personal is shipped formatted to FAT32 file system by default. This will allow you to use the datAshur Personal across all platforms (Windows, Apple, Linux) with a file size limitation of up to 4GB.
For an ordinary user we recommend to have just one PIN code, whereas in a corporate environment we strongly suggest creating an Admin PIN and User PIN. When in admin mode you will be able to change the User PIN code.
Please follow this procedure:

  • Press the Key Button 2 times as in ‘double-clicking’ a mouse.
  • Within 10 seconds enter the Admin PIN
  • Connect the datAshur Personal to a USB port within 30 seconds
BadUSB is a theoretical exploit that was presented by SR Labs at the Black Hat conference in August of 2014. SR Labs demonstrated a vulnerability in one USB device that allowed malicious code to be programmed into the USB controller through a firmware update process.
The attack described is very sophisticated and in the case of iStorage products would require advanced knowledge of our USB controller, a leaked version of our firmware, the programming tool to update our controller, the password used for our programming tool, and an in depth understanding of the device’s functionality, etc.
According to SR Labs, the failsafe method to eliminate this threat is to simply disable the ability to update the controller’s firmware. Many of iStorage devices shipping today, including all of our USB 3.0 security products already have the firmware locked which prevents field updates to the USB controller.
As a continuous improvement, iStorage is locking down the firmware on all USB controllers used in iStorage devices to safeguard against this vulnerability. We recommend checking our website periodically for notices regarding BadUSB and Security Updates.


* Some of the listed capacity on a datAshur Personal secure USB flash drive is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. As such, the actual available capacity for data storage is less than what is listed on the products.