iStorage IS-DA-256-6000 6TB diskAshur DT USB 3.0 256-bit 3.5" Ext HDD
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iStorage IS-DA-256-6000 6TB diskAshur DT USB 3.0 256-bit 3.5" Ext HDD

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  • Secure access with personalised 6-16 digit PIN
  • Rugged and portable design
  • Encrypts all data on the fly, as fast as any USB 3.0 hard drive

Product Description

iStorage IS-DA-256-6000 6TB diskAshur DT USB 3.0 256-bit 3.5" Ext HDD

The iStorage Desktop Secure Hard Drive is the worlds first portable hardware encrypted hard drive with PIN code access

The iStorage diskAshur DT military grade secure desktop hard drive with real-time XTS-AES 256-bit hardware encryption is the ultimate secure data storage system, with capacities from 1TB to 6TB. The diskAshur DT is FIPS PUB 197 Validated and seamlessly encrypts all data on the drive in real-time using 100% hardware encryption, keeping your data safe, even if the drive is removed from its enclosure.   With software free setup and operation, the diskAshur DT truly becomes independent, and works across all platforms and operating systems. The unique Administrator and up to 4 User independent PIN's, makes the diskAshur DT truly secure.

What is diskAshurDT?

The iStorage Desktop Secure Hard Drive is the world's first portable hardware encrypted hard drive with PIN code access and capacities of up to 3TB.

The iStorage Desktop Secure Hard Drive utilises military grade AES 256-bit hardware encryption, which encrypts all data stored on the drive in real time.  Should the drive be lost or stolen, the user can rest assured that all data held on the drive is safe and cannot be accessed by any unauthorised third party, even if the hard drive is removed from its enclosure.

Why the diskAshurDT?

Did you know that tens of millions of external data storage devices are lost every year and this figure is rising. Have you ever considered the impact of losing your non-encrypted hard drive or USB flash memory key? Your data would be at the mercy of anyone who stumbles across it. Your personal videos may appear on YouTube, your business data sent to a competitor, your personal and financial information used for fraudulent purposes.

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 portable hard drive or USB flash memory key that contains customer data. The ICO has been very clear in advising businesses to encrypt all data that workers access, they also recognise that data which is encrypted and lost or stolen is not vulnerable to compromise.

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 focus. The iStorage Desktop Secure Hard Drive 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 diskAshur DT cannot be brute force attacked
  •     The diskAshur DT is not vulnerable to keyloggers as the PIN is entered on the unit rather than the keyboard
  •     The diskAshur DT does not require any software and can be used on any PC, MAC or Linux machine
  •     Encryption is performed in real-time thus there is no speed degradation
  •     No software or drivers are required

Utilizes Military Grade FIPS PUB 197 Validated Encryption Algorithm

Featuring your choice of AES-128 or 256-bit hardware encryption, the IStorage diskAshurDT seamlessly encrypts all data on the drive in real-time, keeping your data safe even if the hard drive is removed from its enclosure.

Software Free Design - With no admin rights to contend with the IStorage diskAshurDT is a breeze to implement

With no software installation required for setup or operation and the ability to run on any platform, the IStorage diskAshurDT provides stress free deployment in corporate environments. Its Administrator Feature allows enrollment of up to five unique user ID's and one administrator, making it a useful business collaboration tool.

Super fast USB 3.0 Connection - Data transfer speeds up to 10X faster than USB 2.0

With a super speed USB 3.0 interface, you can now access your files faster than ever before. The IStorage diskAshurDT is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1 ports.

Data at Rest Protection

All data, PINs, and encryption keys are always encrypted while at rest.

Sealed from Physical Attacks by Tough Epoxy Coating

In addition to encrypting all of the PINs, data and the encryption key itself, the IStorage diskAshurDT adds another barrier between a between your data and a hacker. The encryption chip and circuitry of the IStorage diskAshurDT are completely protected by a super tough epoxy compound, which is virtually impossible to remove without causing permanent damage to the electronics. This barrier prevents a potential hacker from accessing the encryption circuitry and launching a variety of potential attacks.

Brute Force Self Destruct Feature

The IStorage diskAshurDT uses a three pronged approach to protect against a Brute Force attack. The first step is to deny access to the drive until the drive can verify the user PIN. After several incorrect attempts the drive will lock itself, requiring the drive to be plugged in again to input a PIN. This feature blocks automated attempts to enter PIN numbers. Lastly, after a predetermined number of failed PIN entries, the Padlock DT assumes it is being attacked and will destroy the encryption key and lock itself, rendering the data useless and requiring a total reset to redeploy the IStorage diskAshurDT.

Auto Lock feature

The IStorage diskAshurDT auto lock feature enables you to set the unattended drive to lock after a pre-determined amount of time of your choosing.

Wear Resistant Key Pad

Designed with protection in mind, the entire Aegis Padlock family incorporates 'wear resistant' keypads to hide key usage and avoid tipping off a potential hacker to the commonly used keys.

VTC Technology

Protection against hacker attempts doesn't stop with Brute Force. Incorporated into the Aegis Padlock's electronics is Apricorn's Variable Time Circuit (VTC) technology, working to thwart "timing attacks" aimed at accessing the drive by studying the behavior and infiltrating the Padlock's electronics.

High Quality Aluminum, Heat Dissipating Enclosure

The IStorage diskAshurDT robust design has a solid aluminum enclosure which is ideal for whisking away heat from the rotating drive inside.

Technical Specification

iStorage IS-DA-256-6000 6TB diskAshur DT USB 3.0 256-bit 3.5" Ext HDD

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 2 years
Service & Support Limited warranty - 2 years


Device Type Hard drive - external (desktop)
Features Built-in keypad, password authentication, Variable Time Circuit (VTC) technology, Brute Force Self Destruct, auto lock, Wear Resistant Keypad, on/off switch, 256-bit AES, 128-bit AES
Capacity 6 TB
Encryption Algorithm FIPS 197
Interface USB 3.0
Buffer Size 8 MB
Width 11.4 cm
Depth 18.3 cm
Height 3.8 cm


Compliant Standards FCC, RoHS, WEEE
Cables Included 1 x USB cable - external


Interface Transfer Rate 5.0 Gbps (USB 3.0)
Seek Time 12 ms (average)
Spindle Speed 7200 rpm

Expansion & Connectivity

Interfaces 1 x USB 3.0 - 9 pin USB Type B


Power Source Included AC adapter
Power Device Power adapter

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