Maxtor Black Armor
1:35

Maxtor Black Armor

Storage
>>[Background music] Hi, I'm Justin Yu, assistant editor, for CNET.com, here today with Maxtor Armor, external hard drive. So the Maxtor is different from other hard drives, in that, it incorporates 128 bit government grade encryptions built into the hardware. So this differentiates it from other external hard drives that have encryptions built into the software rather than the hardware. It only comes in one model 160 gigabytes, 5,400 rpm's, and 2.5 inch hard drive, pretty standard fare for external hard drives. As far as connectivity, it only has USB 2.0 but we kind of wish that it had firewire ports considering the price. It's $150 for a 160 gigs. We recently tested another hard drive that was only $30 more for 320 gigs. That's a fraction of the cost more for double the capacity. So you're paying a pretty high premium for the extra security. >>When you first plug it in it'll ask you to specify a user name and password and anytime you plug it in after that it'll ask you for that information again. There's also a host mode and a traveler mode. The host mode is only for the home and the traveler mode makes it so you can't reformat the hard drive. Another negative is that the transfer rates are also really slow. We've compared it to four other hard drives and it came in 10 megabits slower than every other hard drive in the test. And finally, its design is pretty boring, as you can see it has an uncovered port and it has this reflective part on the front that attracts fingerprints like no other. So all things considered, it's expensive; it's slow and doesn't have a lot of features. But if you're looking for a hard drive with the most data protection possible, the Maxtor Black Armor. Is it? >>[Background music] I'm Justin Yu, and this is the Maxtor Black Armor external hard drive.

Up Next

Apple shuts down its AirPort line
apple-rounters-done-source-00-04-16-15-still001

Up Next

Apple shuts down its AirPort line

3 things to consider when buying storage devices
storage-buying-guide-image

3 things to consider when buying storage devices

WD's My Passport SSD is a tiny thing
fl-mypassport-ssd

WD's My Passport SSD is a tiny thing

Lacie's Thunderbolt 3 RAID systems are staggeringly fast
fllaciebig12thunderbolt.jpg

Lacie's Thunderbolt 3 RAID systems are staggeringly fast

CalDigit Tuff is a portable drive for the complete klutz
flcaldigitportabledrive.jpg

CalDigit Tuff is a portable drive for the complete klutz

26 million songs in your pocket (someday)
IBM's quantum computing lab.​

26 million songs in your pocket (someday)

The Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT costs an arm and a leg
fldatatravelerultimategt.jpg

The Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT costs an arm and a leg

Glyph's Atom SSD and Atom RAID SSD portables drives are super fast
flatomssdglyph.jpg

Glyph's Atom SSD and Atom RAID SSD portables drives are super fast

WD's new My Book and My Passport external drives are capacious
flwdmybookmypassport.jpg

WD's new My Book and My Passport external drives are capacious

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core-w

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city-w

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
cnet-top-5-w

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
dc-site-1color-logo.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future-w

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today-w

Tech Today

Latest News All latest news

What it's Like to Fly in Xwing's Self-Flying Plane
xwing-aircraft-7

What it's Like to Fly in Xwing's Self-Flying Plane

Fun Amazon Finds Under $150 for October 2022
amazonmusthavesoct-24fps-00-07-57-17-still001

Fun Amazon Finds Under $150 for October 2022

Elon Musk Wants to Sell You an Optimus Robot for Less Than the Price of a Tesla
optimus-for-cms-1

Elon Musk Wants to Sell You an Optimus Robot for Less Than the Price of a Tesla

Tesla AI Day 2022: The Biggest Announcements
supercutcnet

Tesla AI Day 2022: The Biggest Announcements

Watch Elon Musk Unveil Optimus Robot Prototype
teslarobot

Watch Elon Musk Unveil Optimus Robot Prototype

How Apple Could Bring Back the iPhone Mini
220922-yt-apple-stuff-ep-13-iphone-mini-isnt-dead-3

How Apple Could Bring Back the iPhone Mini

Most Popular All most popular

Watch Elon Musk Unveil Optimus Robot Prototype
teslarobot

Watch Elon Musk Unveil Optimus Robot Prototype

DART Explained: First Asteroid Crash Images
dart-crash

DART Explained: First Asteroid Crash Images

How Apple Could Bring Back the iPhone Mini
220922-yt-apple-stuff-ep-13-iphone-mini-isnt-dead-3

How Apple Could Bring Back the iPhone Mini

See NASA's DART Probe Make Impact With Asteroid Dimorphos
astroid-image-cms

See NASA's DART Probe Make Impact With Asteroid Dimorphos

Tesla AI Day 2022: The Biggest Announcements
supercutcnet

Tesla AI Day 2022: The Biggest Announcements

Elon Musk Wants to Sell You an Optimus Robot for Less Than the Price of a Tesla
optimus-for-cms-1

Elon Musk Wants to Sell You an Optimus Robot for Less Than the Price of a Tesla

Latest Products All latest products

Fitbit Sense 2 First Look: New Software Makes a Difference
fitbit-aroll-00-00-46-14-still001

Fitbit Sense 2 First Look: New Software Makes a Difference

GoPro Hero 11 Black Hands-on: Super-sized Sensor for All Your Socials
gopro1

GoPro Hero 11 Black Hands-on: Super-sized Sensor for All Your Socials

I Tried Out Sony's Upcoming VR Headset on the PlayStation 5
psvr2

I Tried Out Sony's Upcoming VR Headset on the PlayStation 5

Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch SE: First Look
watch8-sepic

Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch SE: First Look

Bose QuietComfort EarBuds 2: Better design, better performance
bose-quietcomforst-ii

Bose QuietComfort EarBuds 2: Better design, better performance

Galaxy Z Flip 4 Review: A Diminutive but Fun Upgrade
flip4

Galaxy Z Flip 4 Review: A Diminutive but Fun Upgrade

Latest How To All how to videos

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys
3keyboards

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC
psstill

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account
phoneonorange

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit
dsc00641

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022
budgetlaptops-00-08-35-15-still001

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022

Google Pay: How to Set Up and Use
googlepay-inhand

Google Pay: How to Set Up and Use