iStorage – diskG – External HDD

Portable Encrypted Hard Drive with Secure PIN code access.

The diskG (earlier know as diskGinie) is the world’s most secure, compact and affordable USB 2.0 portable hard drive, employing PIN code access with Military Grade 128-bit or 256-bit AES Hardware Encryption. The diskG can only be accessed using a personalised 6-16 digit PIN code similar to using an ATM.

ALL data stored on the drive is encrypted in Real-Time, making it as fast and in many cases faster than any non-encrypted USB 2.0 hard drive.

Should the diskG be lost or stolen, the user can rest assured that the data stored on the drive is safe and cannot be accessed by any unauthorised third party, even if the hard drive is removed from its enclosure.

  • Secure access with personalised 6-16 digit PIN
  • Administration feature allows 1 Admin and up to 10 user PIN codes
  • Complete security with Real Time 128-bit or 256-bit Military Grade AES Hardware Encryption
  • Compatibility with any OS – Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome, Android, Thin Clients & Embedded Systems
  • Encrypts all data on the fly, as fast as any USB 2.0 hard drive
  • Government accredited – the only portable hard drive to have been awarded CESG CCTM
  • When diskG is not connected all data is encrypted
  • FIPS PUB 197 validated Encryption Algorithm
  • Easy to install and set up as no software required also NO Admin Rights required
  • Brute Force Hack Defence Mechanism
  • Easy to use – simply drag and drop data to the diskG or use with any backup software
  • VTC Technology
  • Convenience via integrated USB 2.0 cable
  • Wear resistant key pad
  • BUS powered – no mains power required
  • Includes free travel pouch
  • Robust, portable and compact design with shock mounting to protect from drops
  • Warranty: 2 years


Did you know that tens of millions of external data storage devices are lost every year and this figure is rising. Have you ever considered the impact of losing your non-encrypted hard drive or USB flash memory key? Your data would be at the mercy of anyone who stumbles across it. Your personal videos may appear on YouTube, your business data sent to a competitor, your personal and financial information used for fraudulent purposes.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) now has the power to fine businesses and government bodies up to £500,000 for serious breaches of the Data Protection Act. This includes the loss of an unencrypted portable hard drive or USB flash memory key that contains customer data. The ICO has been very clear in advising businesses to encrypt all data that workers access, they also recognise that data which is encrypted and lost or stolen is not vulnerable to compromise.

Loss of confidential data can have a devastating effect on both businesses and consumers. It could lead to a hefty fine, the downfall of a business, embarrassment, job losses and adverse media focus. The diskG can protect you against all of this.

Military strength Hardware encryption

The encryption chipset incorporated within the diskG encrypts all data using 128-bit or 256-bit AES Hardware Encryption. The diskG is the only USB hard drive to be awarded the CESG CCTM government accreditation. The diskG also utilises FIPS PUB 197 validated Encryption Algorithm.

The recommended standard for symmetric encryption is AES (advanced Encryption Standard). The Committee of National Security Systems (CNSS) rates the AES algorithm as acceptable for encrypting top secret data on their AES policy fact sheet, stating “The design and strength of all key lengths of the AES algorithm (i.e. 128,192 and 256) are sufficient to protect classified information up to the SECRET level. TOP Secret information will require use of either the 192 or 256 key lengths.”

Brute Force Hack Defence Mechanism

The diskG uses a three pronged approach to protect against a Brute Force Attack. The first step is to deny access to the drive until the drive can verify the user PIN. After six incorrect attempts the drive will lock itself, requiring the drive to be disconnected and then reconnected. This feature blocks automated attempts to enter PIN numbers. Lastly, after one hundred incorrect PIN attempts, the diskG assumes it is being attacked and will destroy the encryption key and lock itself, rendering the data useless and requiring a total reset and reformat to redeploy the diskG.

VTC Technology

The diskG also incorporates Variable Time Circuit (VTC) technology, which thwarts “timing attacks” aimed at accessing the drive by studying the behaviour and infiltrating diskG’s electronics.


  • The diskG cannot be brute force attacked.
  • The diskG is not vulnerable to keyloggers as the PIN is entered on the unit rather than the keyboard.
  • The diskG is not vulnerable to malware or viruses.
  • Encryption is performed in real-time, thus there is no speed degradation.
  • No software or drivers are required.


For more information or if you would like to buy this product, write to us.

ICONS is a leading technology company and the sole distributor of this product in India.
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