Introducing the diskAshur M2

Written by Tim Barnes-Clay

iStorage, a trusted global leader of hardware encrypted data storage and cloud encryption devices, has launched the diskAshur M2.

The diskAshur M2 is iStorage’s smallest, lightest, fastest and most rugged FIPS compliant encrypted portable SSD and includes connectivity for both USB type A and C ports.

The new diskAshur M2 SSD encrypts data using FIPS PUB 197 validated, AES-XTS 256-bit hardware encryption and uniquely incorporates a Common Criteria EAL4+ ready secure microprocessor. This employs built-in physical protection mechanisms designed to defend against external tamper, bypass physical attacks and more.

The drive features ultra-fast backwards compatible USB 3.2 data transfer speeds and is available in capacities ranging from 120GB to 2TB. The diskAshur M2 is lightweight, dust and waterproof (IP68 certified), shock proof (survives a drop of 4m on to a concrete surface) and crush-proof (withstands the weight of a 2.7 ton vehicle), making it extremely rugged and ultra-portable.

Advanced Security Meets Portability

As the number of remote workers rises, ensuring data protection can prove challenging. Organisations have the added pressure of maintaining business continuity whilst adhering to data protection regulations. Strain is added for those dealing with highly sensitive information shared within a large organisation or with third parties. Undoubtedly, this situation has brought to light the importance of securely storing sensitive data.

The FIPS 140-3 Level 3 compliant diskAshur M2 security features help protect data against data loss and theft and provides a secure, offline back-up of your data that you can access and quickly restore in the event of a ransomware attack. In a corporate setting, this will provide a ripple effect of benefits including compliance with data security and confidentiality laws.

Being smaller than the size of a phone, the diskAshur M2 offers you the ability to carry the drive with you wherever you go without the risk of losing data should the drive be lost or stolen.

Key Features Include:

  • Easy to use PIN authenticated (7-15 digits)
  • USB Type A & C cables and carry case include
  • FIPS 140-3 Level 3 compliant, tamper proof and evident design
  • Rugged, shockproof & crushproof
  • IP68 certified Water & Dust Resistant
  • Ultra-portable and lightweight (only 12mm thick)
  • Independent User & Admin PINs
  • Ultra-fast transfer speeds – up to 370 MB/s Read & Write speeds
  • One-time User recovery PIN
  • Uniquely incorporates a Common Criteria EAL5+ (Hardware Certified) ready secure microprocessor
  • Read only (write product) – Dual mode
  • OS & platform independent – no software required, will work on any device with a USB port!
  • Brute Force protection

iStorage boss, John Michael, said: “We are excited to be offering such a unique product to the market. The diskAshur M2 offers everything you could ever wish for in a portable SSD – and much more.”

The diskAshur M2 drive is the perfect solution for you if you need to securely protect or back up your confidential data. For more information on the diskAshur M2 visit

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