Universal BUSlink DSD-500-U2 hard drive specifications

BUSlink CipherShield Encryption External Slim Drive hard drive - 500 GB - Hi-Speed USB

CipherShield design features a chip embedded in the access key which matches the chip on the controller board. Since CipherShield encrypts data independent of the operating system; removing the drive and connecting it directly to the SATA BUS will not defeat the encryption. Units are supplied with two keys and registration is required for key duplication. Buslink CipherShield AES 192-bit Encryption External Slim drive ensures high level of data integrity and security. The drive will automatically lock down its content once power is shut off. And without both access keys, data will not be seen or accessed in the event of theft or loss of the external drive. All Buslink drives are housed in a stackable metal alloy case which dissipates heat and are pre-formatted for 100% quality control and convenience to the user.

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Device Type
Hard drive - External hard drive

5.3 in

3 in

0.5 in

7.1 oz

Hard Drive

Form Factor

500 GB

Interface Type
Hi-Speed USB

Compliant Standards
192-bit AES


Max Data Transfer Rate
480 MBps

Storage Controller

Serial ATA

Expansion / Connectivity

1 x Hi-Speed USB


Included Accessories
2 x secure keys

Cables Included
1 x USB cable

Compliant Standards
Plug and Play


Power Source
Included AC adapter

Power Device
Power adapter

Software / System Requirements

OS Required
Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 or later , Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

System Requirements Details
Pentium II

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support
1 year warranty

Service & Support Details
Limited warranty - 1 year