USB 2.0 Drives feature hardware-authentication lock.

Press Release Summary:

Flash Padlock devices address need for secure data storage through hardware technology. Auto-Locking feature on each flash data drive ensures user doesn't need to remember to enable protective feature, because it automatically locks and protects itself after removal from computer. Unlocked via user-customizable touch-pad security PIN entry system, platform-independent drives are impervious to brute force hacks or keystroke loggers and come in 1 and 2 GB capacities.

Original Press Release:

Corsair Introduces 'Flash Padlock' Secure USB 2.0 Drives with Hardware-Authentication Lock

The Safest Way to Secure Your Data While on the Go

Features Auto-Locking for Automatic Data Protection

FREMONT, Calif., Aug. 16 -- Corsair(R), a worldwide leader in high performance computer and flash memory products, today launched the "Flash Padlock" family of affordable USB 2.0 drives, the safest way to secure your data while on the go. Priced starting at only $29.99 USD MSRP, the Flash Padlock line of affordable USB 2.0 flash drives address the need for secure data storage through hardware technology, rather than software. Flash Padlock features "Auto-Locking," so the user doesn't need to remember to enable the protective feature -- It will automatically lock and protect itself after removal from the computer.

With its simple touch-pad security PIN entry system, Flash Padlock can be unlocked quickly and confidentially for use as a standard USB flash data drive. Flash Padlock is impervious to "brute force" hacks or keystroke loggers that would defeat a software secured USB flash drive.

Flash Padlock is immediately available in two capacities:
-- Flash Padlock 1GB ~ $29.99 USD MSRP
-- Flash Padlock 2GB ~ $39.99 USD MSRP

Flash Padlock Security Features Include:
-- Hardware-Enabled Auto-Lock Function: Device Auto-Locks after removal from computer.
-- User Customizable Security PIN: User sets unique security PIN (up to 10 digits long) for unlocking device.
-- Platform Independent: Works on Windows, MAC and Linux platforms without the use of additional software.
-- Easy to Use: Direct keypad access and indicator lights make locking/unlocking simple and understandable.

"The Corsair Flash Padlock is one of the most secure USB flash drive solutions on the market today," said Jack Peterson, VP of Marketing at Corsair. "Corsair has built the Flash Padlock specifically for those customers with concerns about inadequate software-based security solutions on a USB flash drive. The designed hardware security feature puts these concerns to rest," continued Peterson.

Corsair Flash Padlock 1GB and 2GB products are available immediately through Corsair's authorized distributors and resellers world-wide, priced at $29.99 USD MSRP and $39.99 USD MSRP respectively. Corsair Flash Padlock products are backed by a 3-year Limited Warranty. In addition, a PIN registration service and complete customer support via telephone, email, forum and TS Xpress are also available. Padlocks are developed and produced by Corsair Memory based on licensed technology (patents pending) from ClevX, LLC. For more information on Corsair Flash Padlock USB drives, please visit

About Corsair

Corsair, Inc. has earned a reputation as being the first to market performance leader with cutting-edge products for the PC enthusiasts. Corsair supplies DRAM Memory, Flash Memory, Power Supplies and Water-cooling solutions for high-performance gaming systems, mission critical servers and portable notebooks. Performance, Reliability and Innovation -- It is Corsair.

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CONTACT: Karen Thomas of Thomas PR, +1-631-549-7575,, for Corsair, Inc.

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