Imation Defender F200 Biometric Flash Drive

Logan King
Aron Schatz
November 9, 2010
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Defender F200
Imation Defender F200 Biometric Flash Drive
The Imation Defender F200 Biometric Flash Drive is a privacy-oriented flash drive that takes an innovative approach to security. The software that provides the security is fast to load, straightforward in its presentation, and quite easy to set up and use. We wish it was a little faster, though.

Page 1: Introduction, About Imation, Packaging


One fairly popular niche segment for flash drives is the security market. The demands of flash drives in that market are quite different than the demands in other markets. Things like read/write performance, aesthetics, and even size (to an extent) are all secondary concerns compared to the amount of privacy that such drives offer. What is typical in the market are things like hardware-based drive encryption tied together with a "strong" password. This is coupled with some kind of auto-formatting if you screw up the password one too many times. While such designs work perfectly well, Imation thought it can do better. ASE Labs has the Imation Defender F200 Biometric Flash Drive on the test bench which brings a fingerprint scanner to the table in addition to the standard password system of other drives.

About Imation


Imation is a leading global developer and marketer of branded products that enable people to capture, save and enjoy digital information.

Our world-class portfolio of digital storage products, audio and video electronics, and accessories reaches customers through a powerful global distribution network. The goal is a company with strong commercial and consumer businesses and continued long-term growth and profitability that creates shareholder value.

Imation Corp.'s global brand portfolio, in addition to the Imation brand, includes the Memorex brand, one of the most widely recognized names in the consumer electronics industry, famous for the slogan, "Is it live or is it Memorex?" and the XtremeMac brand, the top name in innovative accessories for iPod, iPhone, and Apple TV. Imation is also the exclusive licensee of the TDK Life on Record brand, one of the world's leading recording media brands.


The Defender F200 comes in a straightforward, easy on the eyes box. There is a nice red gradient present on the box. In the front and center, you can see the drive itself behind a small window. There is also some more information about the security features in the bottom right corner of the box.

Retail Packaging


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