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Lenovo's ThinkPad USB 3.0 Secure Hard Drive provides an unlikely combination of security, portability, speed, and simplicity, with full AES 256-bit encryption, a built-in keypad for password entry, and USB 3.0 for data transfer. You'll pay more for this drive than for other portable hard drives; a 750GB version goes for $199. But you won't have to worry about anyone getting into your files if you lose it. Just be sure to remember your passcode; enter the wrong one too often, and you'll have to go through a reset process — or even end up with a dead hard drive.

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8.0
The Wirecutter Jan 4, 2012

I'd pick one based on ruggedness and security, because you will be carrying this thing everywhere and it needs to last and needs to keep your data safe in case you lose it. By those metrics, Lenovo's Thinkpad USB 3.0 Secure Hard Drive is my pick.

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9.0
PC Mag Feb 29, 2012

Plenty of drives can put 750GB in your shirt pocket, but the Lenovo ThinkPad USB 3.0 Secure Hard Drive also puts 256-bit encryption at your fingertips.

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8.0
Laptop Magazine Apr 18, 2012

This drive proves that a secure portable hard drive doesn't have to be bulky. And while the $169 ThinkPad only boasts half as much storage space as similarly priced, but security-fee portable hard drives, it more than makes up for this deficiency with its robust, easy-to-use security features.

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8.0
PC World Aug 20, 2012

This secure hard drive's exponentially larger capacity and high-flying USB 3.0 performance makes it a better value than secure flash drives.

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StorageReview Dec 29, 2011

The Lenovo ThinkPad USB 3.0 Secure Hard Drive does everything you need it to do, without drivers and without impacting speed. Making it super easy to encrypt important information, this drive gets more users in the habit of protecting data before it leaves the workplace.

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