iStorage diskAshur DT review

The ultimate in USB flash drive data security

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  • 256-bit encryption
  • Built-in PIN pad
  • USB 3.0
  • Excellent build quality


  • Expensive

While many USB flash drives and external hard drives come with their own encryption software to help you protect your data in case the physical drive gets stolen, very few go to the lengths of iStorage to protect your information and files.

The iStorage diskAshur DT comes with 'military grade' 256-bit AES hardware encryption, making it all but impossible for people to see and access your data without a password. Plus the iStorage diskAshur DT, as with the iStorage datAshur USB stick and the iStorage DiskGenie external hard drive, comes with a built-in physical pin pad.

So before someone can even access the folder in Windows or another operating system, they have to type in a six to 16 digit PIN number. It might seem like a bit of overkill if you're just storing MP3s and photos, but if you've got professional or personal data that could be highly valuable to thieves, then this extra layer of protection can really bring peace of mind.

Its value to small businesses increases with the inclusion of the admin feature that enables you to set one admin PIN code and 10 user PIN codes.

The drive itself is encased in an incredibly sturdy (and quite heavy) shell, with a hole for a Kensington lock to be attached, to secure it.

The USB 3.0 interface is incredibly welcome as well, since the extra speed of USB 3.0 makes transferring large files quick and painless.


Available in 1TB (£179), 2TB (£199) and 3TB (£279) sizes, the iStorage diskAshur DT is certainly more expensive than other external hard drives, but the extra security features and excellent build quality make this an excellent investment if you are concerned about the safety of your important data.

Tech Specs

Product TypeHard Drive
Buffer8 MB
Product FamilydiskAshur DT
Brand NameiStorage
Drive TypeExternal
Storage Capacity1 TB
Rotational Speed7200 rpm
Host InterfaceUSB 3.0
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE
Height38.1 mm
Width114.3 mm
Depth182.9 mm
ManufactureriStorage, Ltd
Product NamediskAshur DT Hard Drive
Product LinediskAshur DT
Manufacturer Part NumberIS-DA-256-1000
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Looking for a fast and effortless way to secure your data? The iStorage diskAshur DT is the ultimate desktop hard drive and secure storage system. Sporting a super fast USB 3.0 interface, you can access your data faster than ever before.With an easy-to-use keypad design and software free setup, the iStorage diskAshur DT enables you to access the drive with your own unique pin.

Limited Warranty3 Year