The Vantec NexStar Vault gives users the ability to keep sensitive data secure at the hardware level. You would think that the cost of this feature would be more than what most consumers would be willing to pay, but we found the premium feature didn't add a lot to the total cost of ownership. The transfer speeds were limited by the USB 2.0 standard, but until there is widespread adaption of USB 3.0 it is hard to complain about hitting the ceiling of what all users are using at this time.
The NexStar Vault gives us data security when you need it most, while on the go. What really makes the Vault such a great system is that the data is held secure with a hardware lock and you do not need special software to access your data. When you are finished simply unplug the Vault from the computer and it does not leave any sign of your Vault behind.
When it comes to the cost there are other HDD enclosures on the market that are cheaper, but very few that also have a hardware lock as well. At less than 50 USD the Vantec NexStar Vault is quite reasonable.
The transfer rate over USB 2.0 is as fast as possible given the interface. We can't help but wonder what an eSATA version would be like since the NexStar Vault is able to saturate USB. With USB 3.0 still at least a year away from adaption, the Vault comes out at a strange time. Do you wait for a USB 3.0 solution or take advantage of what is available now? I will leave that up to you, but if you need security now Vantec has a solution today.
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