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Old 06-11-2016, 01:55 PM   #1
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Default Secure Thumb Drive up to 480GB

I don't know how they manage to pack so much data into these things, but Aegis Secure Key 3 holds up to 480gb

   
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Finally! Someplace to securely store all my James Bond movies! ;-)

And no. The security key will NOT be "007" or "M".

Interesting, though. The sizes are 8, 16 and then 30, 60 etc. rather than the usual 32, 64 and anon.

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Interesting, though. The sizes are 8, 16 and then 30, 60 etc. rather than the usual 32, 64 and anon.
Either spare recovery space or a change from one definition of Giga to another?

I think my 128GB SanDisk only shows 120GB on Disk / Properties.

If anyone is thinking of larger than 32GB thumb drives be aware that there can be complications if you have UEFI instead of the classic BIOS and want to boot from it, eg use it as a recovery drive.

I put Macrium Reflect on mine which naturally was formatted in NTFS and it would not boot on my ASUS T200TC Hybrid which has UEFI .... after a lot of digging it seems that if you don't have an option in your UEFI to legacy boot then you have to format the drive in FAT32 which normally does not appear in the UEFI Format option -- only exFAT and NTFS and that one needs to force a FAT32 format.

I think you can do it with a series of command line instructions but I found a free Utility called Rufus that seemed to do it very smoothly.

But even then I had a problem since I had jump through some hoops with Windows 8.1 to get it to boot from a USB drive and in the end I reformatted the 128 one to NTFS and use it just for the storage.

I used Macrium installed on the same machine and made an image of all the partitions on the eMMC drive of the tablet 64GB and it took Macrium about an hour which is slow compared with on my Desktop especially if I do it from another OS and not from the one being imaged .....

One advantage of multibooting!

   
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>> I think my 128GB SanDisk only shows 120GB on Disk / Properties.

Understood. But it's unusual for the marketrons to lop off advertisable mega/gigabytes in the service of honesty.

   
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It's possible they were getting too many queries on the larger sizes and decided to avoid the issue?

   
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My Kingston 256GB thumb drive formats to 238GB. Maybe Aegis would call this 240GB.

   
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I like that theory. At 16 gb, the difference between real sizes and sorta sizes is minimal. With the bigger ones, people might start to notice.

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