iStorage diskGenie 128GB SSD Review

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For those that want speed and security from their hard drive, a solid state drive is your best option. The diskGenie 128gb is the mid ranged option out of iStorage’s current range. They also sell a 30gb, 64gb, 240gb and 256gb; all of are priced differently at £140, £209, £689 and £919, respectively. iStorage claim that the diskGenie SSD is the world’s most secure, smallest and affordable portable hard drive. With that in mind, let’s see how the diskGenie does in the review…

About iStorage

“iStorage Limited provides high performance and ultra secure portable data storage and security products to users who need to protect their data held on PC’s, MACs and portable data storage devices. The founders of iStorage are pioneers in the field of portable data storage and security devices, holding several patents, both granted and pending, on a range of related data storage and security products. With strong values in our belief that careful product selection and unrivalled customer service enables a company to attract and maintain customers, iStorage strives to uphold these standards.”


Ultra-portable design – Ideal to take between home and the office or on trips

Integrated cable – Integrated USB 2.0 cable

Low powered design – Bus powered from standard USB port

Very rugged for the most demanding applications – Built in Solid State Drive (SSD) with a 16-point omni-directional shock mounting system

Hard Drive Capacities – 30GB*, 64GB*, 128GB*, 256GB*

Plug-n-Play and Compatible on any system – No need to power down, just plug and go

Secure storage – Excellent for notebook owners, road warriors, government, health care, insurance companies, financial institutions, HR departments and executives with sensitive data


Easy to use keypad design – Unlock the drive with your own unique 6-16 digit PIN code

Real-time 128 or 256-bit AES Hardware Encryption – Encrypts 100% of your data in real-time (no speed degradation) and keeps your data safe even if the Solid State drive is removed from the enclosure

No software installation – No software required to setup or operate – making it perfect for corporate deployments

Administrator feature – Allows enrolment of up to ten unique user ID’s and one administrator, making it a useful business collaboration tool

Data Transfer Rates: USB 2.0 – Up to 480Mbps

Power Supply – 100% bus powered

Interface – Hi-Speed USB 2.0

Silent – Runs silent and cool with no moving mechanical parts

Reliable – Less likely to fail than a standard hard drive

Shock resistant – No moving parts so the SSD handles rougher conditions than a hard drive

Vibration (non operating) – 20 G Peak (10-2000Hz)

Vibration (operating) – 2.17 G Peak (7-800 Hz)

Storage temperatures – 40° C to 85° C

Operating temperatures – 0° C to 70° C

Life expectancy

– 1 million hours MTBF 64GB & 128GB
– 500,000 hours MTBF 30GB

Dimensions & weight – 19mm X 84.5mm X 120mm (0.75″ X 3.3″ X 4.7″) weight: 6.2 oz.

Warranty – 3 years parts and labour

Approvals –  CESG CCTM, FCC, CE, RoHS, WEEE

System Requirements

–  Hardware: PC compatible computer with Pentium CPU or similar, 32MB of RAM, CD-ROM or CD-RW, USB 1.2 or 2.0, Apple G3 or later

– Operating systems: Microsoft XP, Vista or Windows 7, Mac OS 10.2 or greater, Linux

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