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Lexar SL100 Pro Portable 500 GB: Ultra Small Package and Amazing Performance

Lexar SL100 Pro Portable 500 GB

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Encryption Software Overview

Lexar included ENC DataVault software with SL100 Pro Portable. With the help of this software, you can manage and encrypt your files with ease. The version that comes with the drive is free however it does have its limitations. For instance, to use the backup features and fully automate secure backup you will need to upgrade.

The application files run directly from the hard drive and there isn’t anything to install.

Once you have launched the ENC DataVault software you are required to agree with END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT. Once agreed to the agreement you will be asked to create a password for your encrypted archive. A tough password should always be used.

In the main application, you can explore the drive and browse the files. To add files to archive you simply click “Add Files” on the taskbar and select the file to move into the archive and encrypt. As you can see my estimated time to encrypt Windows.iso did give me a long time estimate however it was completed in just 2 minutes.

The encryption with the free version is not changeable here. ENC DataVault used AES 256 bit encryption on the free version. To get back into your archive you simply run the application again and provide your credentials.

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Alex Lusakhpuryan

Alex has been part of the media scene for about 15 years now. As a Sr IT Systems Engineer by day and media reviewer by night, Alex brings his expertise in networking and storage aspects of the technology as well as in overall knowledge of the latest technologies.

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