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Perfect Data Security by AES (Advanced Encryption Standard)

Top secret AES 256bit Encryption algorithm
 

Details


The Merlin DATA-CRYPT is a portable pocket sized USB 3.0 Hard Disk available in capacities up to 2000GB! It supports perfect encryption and data security via World Top Class Security AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) 256 bit algorithm.

 

Once the hard disk is encrypted using a PIN Code selected by you, it is not possible to read any data stored on the device unless the correct PIN is entered. Even if the hard disk is physically removed and installed on another PC or Enclosure the encryption will still be in force!

 

Built-in Keypad

Just connect the Merlin Data Crypt to your PC or LAPTOP (MAC is supported) and when using it the first time just select a Numeric password. And that's it! Now no one will be able to access your data without the correct PIN CODE.



USB 3.0

Super fast transfer speeds to allow you to transfer and backup thousands of documents, MP3's and large VIDEO files almost instantly

256 Bit Encryption

Military standard 256Bit hardware encryption that is currently the best level of security available. Hardware encryption which means removing the Hard disk from the enclosure will still not remove the password.



Portable

Light and compact. Take with you anywhere. Requires no power or installation. Just plug and play!


Additional Information

In Depth Power Source : USB power (In case of insufficient power supply from USB, (USB to DC cable included)
HDD : 2.5 inch SATA I, II, III HDD (Max 9.5mm thick HDD available)
Interface : USB 3.0 SUPER SPEED (Max 5Gbps), supports USB 2.0 as well
OS : All Operating Systems recognizing USB storage device.
Dimensions 77 x 123.5 x 13.5mm
Option No
Weight 92 g(w/o HDD)


Q&A

Is there any limitation on 2.5" HDD Capacity which DATA CRYPT PE can use?

 There's no limit on 2.5" HDD capacity, but there's a limit on the depth of 2.5" HDD. DATA CRYPT can install standard 9.5mm
 depth (thick) 2.5" HDD only. In case of 12.5mm thick HDD, it can't be installed and used.
 
Is there any slow down or speed delay in data transfer due to using Security Mode?

  Regardless of Security Mode, DATA CRYPT supports the same USB3.0 Super Speed. It's a Hardware type Encrypt solution.

What's AES 256 Encryption?

 AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) is s symmetric-key encryption standard adopted by the U.S. Government. The AES ciphers have been analyzed extensively and are now used as a world top level security standard. AES 256 is the most advanced algorithm among AES standards (AES 128, 192, 256).


 Can I recover the data on HDD?

`No, it's impossible. Without the correct password, nobody can connect and read the data on HDD of DATA CRYPT.


User Manual

MERLIN DATA CRYPT

■ Product specification and features in this manual are subject to change without notice
■ Reproduction of this manual in whole or in part without prior consent of Merlin Digital is strictly prohibited
■ DATA CRYPT and Merlin logo are registered as trademarks of Merlin Digital.
Please read the following instructions carefully before using.
DATA CRYPT is compatible with SATA Type 2.5" HDD. The product doesn't include a HDD. Users have to purchase and install their own 2.5" HDD (SATA for Laptop). Merlin Digital cannot take any responsibility to any HDD failures and malfunction. Users would need to contact the HDD manufacturers in relation to any HDD malfunction and after sales services of HDD.
Please don't place any magnetic material around PE. It may damage the data of HDD installed in PE. Also, don't drop or cause any hard impact to PE. The data of HDD in PE can be damaged easily by magnetic material or strong impact. It is always advisable to back up important data.
The encryption of PE is hardware based. PE can connect and work with all OS, Embedded devices and media players which support USB host.
Basically PE uses AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) 256 bit encryption algorithms. Additionally, it supports higher level encryption management via Password input. If a user loses or forgets password of PE, nobody including (Merlin — manufacturer) can rescue or recover any data. User need to format the HDD to use it again.
PE doesn't use any S/W for encryption. Users can set up the security by inputting 1-8 digits password according to the front LED status.
PE encrypts the entire HDD, once encrypted it is impossible to read or decode any data on the HDD even though it's connected with other PC systems.
PE supports 'un-mount' feature. When disconnecting PE from PC, please use 'un-mount' feature on PE or 'Safely Remove Hardware' of Windows. If you disconnect USB cable during data transfer, data loss may occur. Please pay attention to it.
PE supports USB3.0 Super-Speed. Data transfer speed (reading and writing) of PE can be affected by the performance (RPM) of HDD. The data transfer
• speed of 7,200RPM HDD is rather faster than 5,200RPM HDD.
Each part and function
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1 Open the back cover by pushing down slightly according to the arrow direction.
2 Install a 2.5" SATA 1-IDD as below picture.
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• © Connect DATA CRYPT PE and your Desktop or Laptop with the official USB3.0 cable in the package. It's also compatible with USB2.0, but in
that case, the data transfer speed is dramatically slowed down and it may not supply enough power. The insufficient power supply can cause malfunction to. DATA CRYPT.
The first -
Password Setting and Password Input
Caution: DATA CRYPT PE works only as security mode. In case of installing a used HDD which got previous data, the HDD installed in PE should he initialized. So, certainly make the data back-up in the HDD before using.
When PE is connected with PC via USB port, LED next to "l_USB connected" turns on.
In case of installing new HDD in PE, LED next to "2_Input new password and then press 'Enter' button turns on.
Enter your own Password (1-8 digit PIN setting) and press 'Enter' button.
(4) After entering new password in the above 3, LED next to "3_input password and then press `Enter' button" turns on. It's the process to identify your password. Just enter the same password you entered in the previous step and press 'Enter' button to apply it. (If you enter wrong or different password, you can't go to the next. You have to go back to C.
(ID In case of installing HDD which already got password input, LED next to "3_input password and then press 'Enter' button" turns on. Just enter the correct password and press <Enter> button to confirm.
Menu Navigation
Password Change
Press <Lock> button <0> button -4 <Enter> button in order.
User can change the current password. The procedure to change the password is the same with new password input.

LED indicator light: shows password input and status of PE. Read the message next to the blinking LED. CZ) Input button: buttons for the numeric password input. (0-9) 0 Lock button: Mount/Un-mount function or Menu setting C) Enter button: press 'Enter' button after password input or Menu selection
to confirm it.
0 USB Port: 5 pin Mini-B type USB3.0 port connecting to desktop or laptop. (Compatible with USB2.0 devices also)
(5) Back cover: Screw-less type back cover for simple HDD installation.

Specifications:

Model Name DATA CRYPT Power USB Power HDD 2.5 inch SATA I, II. Ill HDD/SSD (Max 9.5mm thickness HDD) Interface USB 3.0 Super Speed (Max 5Gbps), USB2.0 compatible. (USB3.0 Max speed is available when it's connected with USB3.0 host device.) OS All Operation Systems recognizing USB storage device Size/Weight (W) 78mm x (H) 135mm x (D) 16mm / 75g(w/o HDD) Package contents DATA CRYPT, USB3.0 cable, Pouch, User Manual.
HDD Initialization
Press <Lock> button —o <9> button —0 <Enter> button in order.
HDD initialization means that the HDD installed in .PE is initialized.' After HDD initialization, users need to set up partition and format process again.
Caution: If HDD is initialized, it's impossible to recover the data in the HDD.
HDD Connection / Disconnection (Smart Mount/Un-mount function)
Press <Lock> button over 2 seconds.
Abruptly removing storage devices or external hardware from your PC can damage to the device and result in loss of data. So, it's recommended to get in the habit of safely removing your external hardware via "Safely Remove Hardware". But, it's rather annoying job.
Open Devices and Printers
Eject LOCKDOWN PE - Ne.v Volume (E:)
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Safe To Remove Hardware A X The 'USB Mass Storage Device' device can now be safely removed from the computer.
DATA CRYPT supports smart MOUNT and UN-MOUNT feature to make simple, convenient and safe hardware removal. Press "MENU" button over 2 seconds, then HDD is automatically disconnected. It works like [Safely Remove Hardware]. * To run this function, there should be no data transfer between PC and DATA CRYPT at that time.
Again, press "MENU" button over 2 seconds, then HDD is automatically connected. Users have to enter the correct password again to run it.

HDD Initialization:

HDD in PE should be initialized, partitioned and formatted first for common usage (Reading and writing) via your OS. Below instructions are for Windows 7. (Windows XP and Vista are also similar — Refer to below instruction!)
Select [Control Panel] -> [Administrative Tools], then open up [Computer Management], then go to [Disk Management]
Your PC can't recognize the HDD installed in PE because it's initialized only by Software.
System Tools Lim (C:) Simple Basic NTFS 0 Task Scheduler L_.• System Reserved Simple Basic NTFS Event Viewer WD640GB (D:) Simple Basic NTFS Shared Folders * Local Users and Groups () Performance a Device Manager rrr Storage 41Dick 2. _ Mio Disk Management Unknown, Initialize Disk Services and Applications 465.76 GB Not Initial Offline Properties
0 Right-click on the external hard drive and select [Initialize Disk] to begin the partitioning and formatting process.
Caution: Please be careful not to initialize the used or existing HDD which includes any valuable DATA on it.
(4) Select "MBR" in the menu of [Initialize Disk] and press "OK"
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You must initialize a disk before Logical Disk Manager can access it. Select bolts:
RIF
Use the folowing partition style format selected disk: MBR (Master Boot Record) GPT (QUID Partition Table)

Note:

The GPT partition style is not recognized by all previous versions of Windows. It is recommended for disks larger than 2TB. or disks used on Itanium-based computers
OK

Caution:

In case over 2TB capacity HDD, please select 'GPT' to use all capacity.
(5) [Initialize Disk] is completed, then the Hard Disk displays "Online".
LAIDisk 2 Basic 465.76 GB Online
465.76 GB Unallocated
6 Now, you can begin the partitioning and formatting process on the Hard Disk. Right-click on the driver's space details (below picture) and select "New Simple Volume..." or "New Partition...".
E--+Disk 2 Basic 465.76 GB Online
New Simple Volume... New Spanned Volume.,. New Striped Volume... New Mirrored Volume... • New RAID-5 Volume...
"New Simple Volume Wizard" comes up giving you some selections about the new partition. In the first tab select the partition type. The usual is primary. Click 'Next' and set the partition size. Set the max size if you want all the space to be allocated to a single partition or smaller size if you want to create more partitions.
LA Disk 2 Basic 465.76 GB Online


Q&A


New Volume (E:) 465.76 GB KITS Healthy (Primary Partition)
C) Is there any limitation on 2.5" HDD Capacity which DATA CRYPT PE can use? There's no limit on 2.5" HDD capacity, but there's a limit on the depth of 2.5" HDD. DATA CRYPT can install standard 9.5mm depth (thick) 2.5" HDD only. In case of 12.5mm thick HDD, it can't be installed and used.
a Is there any slow down or speed delay in data transfer due to using Security Mode? - Regardless of Security Mode, DATA CRYPT supports the same USB3.0 Super Speed. It's a Hardware type Encrypt solution.
0 What's AES 256 Encryption? AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) is s symmetric-key encryption standard adopted by the U.S. Government. The AES ciphers have been analyzed extensively and are now used as a world top level security standard. AES 256 is the most advanced algorithm among AES standards (AES 128, 192, 256).
@D I forgot my Password. Can I recover the data on HDD? `4- No, it's impossible. Without the correct password, nobody can connect and read the data on HDD of DATA CRYPT.
® In case DATA CRYPT itself gets damaged, how can I recover the data or use the installed HDD without data loss? Can I buy new Data Crypt and use it without any problem with the HDD? r". In case of physical damage of PE, please visit our official A/S centers in the world with 1) the damaged PE, 2) its HDD (installed) and 3) new PE. We can recover and make the HDD compatible with the new PE after checking the combination of product serial number and correct password. But, if users forgot the password of PE (HDD), there's no way to recover the data.
8 If I take off HDD from Data Crypt and connect it to PC, PC can read and recover any data on the HDD? No! PC can't read anything because it's fully encrypted. It just recognizes it as an unformatted HDD.
 My TV supports Media Player (Audio and Video). Can I connect Data Crypt to my TV and play the media files even under Safety Mode? Yes, it's the greatest advantage of Data Crypt. You can connect Data Crypt to any device which supports USB Host. After entering Password, it works just like USB 3.0 super speed storage. (Blu-ray Player, Mobile phone, Media Player, TV, PC, MAC.)


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