Skip to content

Secure & Portable File Storage The EASY Way!

When I go to a convention, I want to make sure the tech devices I’m bringing with me are secure, lightweight, and wouldn’t let anyone snoop on my data. This problem is solved with the Kingston IronKey Vault Privacy 80 SSD

0:00 Why you need a secure portable SSD
0:58 Device overview
3:18 Encryption standards
4:19 Admin panel & settings
7:21 Speed tests


Affiliate links:

FTC disclosure: This device was gifted by Kingston for review.

Becoming a Morse Code Member by checking out the perks linked here!:


Patreon 🌸


Patreon 💛
Buy Me a Coffee 💛
Shop 💛
TeeSpring 💛
Coupon Codes 💛
Tech I Use & Recommend 💛


Twitter 🌸
Instagram 🌸
YouTube 🌸
Website 🌸


My Kits, Builds, and Must Haves ✨
My Amazon Influencer Page ✨


ThreatWire 🌙
Sailor Snubs 🌙


Mail ✈

Email for Business and Sponsorship Inquiries ✈
My Media Kit ✈
Sponsor This Channel ✈

Music from 🎵 Epidemic Sound:


Affiliate links listed above allow me to receive a small commission. Any sponsorships for videos are noted in video and listed in descriptions. Any products provided as gifts are listed above. Thank you for your support!

Comment section code of conduct policy:
Constructive feedback is appreciated, but please leave unproductive, divisive and harmful conversation at the door. Hateful comments are not tolerated, and these kinds of messages will be automatically removed. Thank you for making this community a welcoming experience for all viewers 🙂


36 thoughts on “Secure & Portable File Storage The EASY Way!”

  1. Why not just take any old SSD, put it in an enclosure and encrypt it with Versacrypt? As Versacrypt is supported by Windows, MAC-OS, ARM, Linux, and Raspberry Pi? It seems just as secure to me and at a fraction of the price.

  2. If you haven't seen it yet, I'd highly recommend checking out the IODD line of drives, specifically the IODDMini. M.2 drive with the same encryption standard, but it also allows booting from the device as a USB DVD drive, virtual hard drive, or virtual floppy. Even works to direct boot VHD or VMDK files. They have a new one out also called the ST400 that works as a BYOD enclosure with encryption. Good stuff!

  3. In the (Amazon) product description: "XTS-AES 256GB Encrypted"

    Wow! That's 2,199,023,255,552-bit encryption! That sounds very secure! 😏

    btw- 1GB = 1024^3 bytes; 256*8*1024^3 = 2,199,023,255,552

  4. You can save money and have a faster transfer rate by purchasing something like the Samsung T7 2 TB, and with Win 11 Pro, you can create a Bitlocker encryption and if you use the WSL with Ubuntu, you can and LUKS. You would have two layers of encryption, with separate keys and still runs faster. I keep my VMs, etc. on such a device so, multiple layers of protection.

  5. Hi Shannon,
    Really nice video. I love this idea and think it will become more widespread as time goes on. Unfortunately someone like me could never use it because the blind and vision impaired are never considered when manufacturers come up with ideas like this. Unless you can unlock it when you connect it to your computer with the keyboard there is no way we would be able to use it. You are spending so much on the device already, perhaps had they included a 3.5 mil jack for headphones then one could be guided by spoken prompts.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *