USB flash drives are a great way to transfer large files, and they’re small enough to carry one with you all the time. But they’re easy to lose, and the idea of your data in some stranger’s hands is quite unsettling. There are a number of USB flash drives available with file encryption, but most of them are for Windows only.
SanDisk’s Cruzer Enterprise is one of the few secure USB flash drive for the Mac. It can also be used on Windows PCs, and it supports 256-bit AES encryption.
In this video, I’ll take a look at how the Cruzer Enterprise works. It requires software to run on your Mac or Windows PC.
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You can visit the Cruzer Enterprise product page for more info.
Pricing for the Cruzer Enterprise starts at $75 for a 1GB drive. It’s available in 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB capacities.
If you work in an IT department, SanDisk offers software to manage a group of Cruzer Enterprises. However, the software if for Windows only.
If you have a Windows-only Cruzer Enterprise, SanDisk has a firmware updater that will make the device Mac compatible. However, you need Windows to run the updater.
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[Roman Loyola is a senior editor for Macworld.]
[Editor’s note: Updated 3/19/09 3PM PST with info about firmware updater.]