C3 and C3 Secure USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Category: USB Flash Drives

 

EDGE™ C3 and Secure C3 USB 3.0 Flash Drives are ideal storage solutions for everyday life. Valuable photos, MP3s, important documents, and more can be easily backed up and transferred to other devices.

C3 USB 3.0 Flash Drives are an excellent value in USB storage without sacrificing performance.  An ultra-fast USB 3.0 interface provides outstanding transfer rates.  C3 flash drives are perfect for backing up and transferring photos, music, videos, documents and more.  The capless, swivel design protects the USB connector when not in use and the aluminum clip provides an extra layer of durability.

The C3 Secure comes with CryptArchiver -powerful encryption and password protection software.  CryptArchiver features either 256-bit AES or 448-bit Blowfish encryption.  Data encrypted using the C3 Secure is protected using sophisticated encryption technology.  The easy-to-use wizard guides users in creating a private and encrypted "storage vault" that can only be accessed with a user-defined password.

Simply plug the C3 into an available USB port of any computer to store and access files - no software to install or setup required.* The C3 is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux based systems,* and is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports so there is never a problem accessing files on any platform.

 

*CryptArchiver software included with C3 Secure is Windows compatible only and requires setup to use. C3 Secure works as basic storage on Windows, Mac and Linux 

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface for ultra-fast transfer rates

Perfect for backing up and transferring valuable photos, music, videos, documents and more

Capless, swivel design protects the USB connector when not in use—no more lost caps

Sturdy aluminum clip provides extra protection

No software to install or setup required - plug and play storage*

Includes CryptArchiver—powerful encryption and password protection software utilizing 256-bit AES or 448-bit Blowfish encryption**

Easy-to-use software wizard guides users in creating a private and encrypted "storage vault" that can only be accessed with a user-defined password**

Works with Windows, Mac and Linux systems*** 

 

 *Setup required to use CryptArchiver software on C3 Secure

**CryptArchiver encryption software included with C3 Secure only

***CryptArchiver software is Windows compatible only (included with C3 Secure version only)

 

 

SPECS 

C3 Capacity*

8GB / 16GB / 32GB / 64GB / 128GB / 256GB

C3 Secure Capacity*

8GB / 16GB / 32GB

Dimensions

2.20" x 0.75" x 0.39"

Weight

0.2 oz

8GB Performance

Up to 30MB/s (read) 10MB/s (write)

16GB Performance

Up to 40MB/s (read) 15MB/s (write)

32GB Performance

Up to 40MB/s (read) 30MB/s (write)

64GB Performance

Up to 60MB/s (read) 35MB/s (write)

128GB Performance

Up to 70MB/s (read) 45MB/s (write)

256GB Performance

Up to 100MB/s (read) 70MB/s (write)

Compatibility**

Windows XP and higher, Mac OS X 10.4 and higher, Linux

Software Compatibility

Windows XP, VISTA and 7

Included Software**

CryptArchiver - encrypt and password protect your data

Encryption Level**

256-bit AES or 448-bit Blowfish

Interface

USB 3.0***

File System

FAT32

Operating Temperature

32°F - 158°F

Storage Temperature

-4°F - 185°F

Warranty

Limited lifetime^

Support

Toll-free tech support

 

*Some capacity used for formatting and not available for storage

**CryptArchiver software is Windows compatible only (included with C3 Secure version only)

***Also works with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 systems

^For complete warranty details, please visit www.EDGEMemory.com

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Spider FAQ

  • 1. How do I store and access files from my DiskGO flash drive using Windows?

    1) Plug the DiskGO flash drive into an available USB port of a computer

    2) The DiskGO flash drive will appear as a removable storage device in “Computer” or “My  Computer.”  The drive icon will appear with the volume name “DISKGO”

    3) Once your drive appears, you can then store and access files on it the same way you would on your computer’s main hard drive.  Copy and paste or drag and drop files directly to the drive

  • 2. How do I store and access files from my DiskGO flash drive using a Mac?

    1) Plug the DiskGO flash drive into an available USB port of a computer

    2) The DiskGO flash drive will appear as an external drive on the Mac OS desktop.  The drive icon will appear with the volume name “DISKGO”

    3) Once your drive appears, you can then store and access files on it the same way you would on your computer’s main hard drive.  Copy and paste or drag and drop files directly to the drive

  • 3. I cannot store files 4GB and large on my flash drive – why is this?

    DiskGO flash drives come pre-formatted in the FAT32 file system.  This file system is compatible with both Windows and Mac systems, but does not allow for individual files of 4GB or larger to be stored on the device.  To store single files 4GB and larger on a flash drive, the flash drive must be formatted as NTFS in Windows or Mac OS Extended in Mac OS X.  These formats eliminate the 4GB file limitation, but the flash drive then becomes only Windows compatible (NTFS) or Mac compatible (Mac OS Extended) unless formatted back to FAT32.

    WARNING:  All data will be erased during the below instructions.  Please back up your files before formatting.

    To format the DiskGO flash drive as NTFS in Windows

    1)      Browse to Computer (or My Computer) and right-click on the drive labeled DISKGO

    2)      Select Format

    3)      Choose NTFS as the file system

    4)      Provide the drive an easily recognizable name

    5)      Select Quick Format

    6)      Click on Start and allow the formatting to complete before closing the format tool

     

    To format the DiskGO flash drive as Mac OS Extended in MAC OS X

    1)      Connect the DiskGO flash drive to the USB port of a Mac

    2)      Launch Disk Utility (Applications à Utilities)

    3)      Locate the DiskGO in the left pane of Disk Utility and select it

    4)      Click on the Erase tab at the top of the window

    5)      Next to Format, click the dropdown and select Mac OS Extended (Journaled)

    6)      Provide the drive an easily recognizable name

     

    7)      Click the Erase button and then again to confirm

  • 4. What operating systems support DiskGO flash drives?

    DiskGO C2, Mini, Micro, GUARDIAN, Secure Pro, and USB 3.0:  Windows XP and higher / Mac OS X 10.4 and higher

     

    DiskGO Secure C2 and Secure USB 3.0:  Windows XP, Vista, and 7 / Mac OS X and higher

  • 5. I get an error when I disconnect my DiskGO flash drive from a Mac. Why does this happen?

    You must first “eject” the drive labeled “DISKGO” before logging out. The Mac will consider this a “safe removal” of the drive and will not produce the error when unplugging the DiskGO.

  • 6. In Windows, what is the proper way to disconnect my DiskGO flash drive after I have finished using?

    DiskGO flash drives are supported by Windows XP and higher.  To disconnect, simply unplug the flash drive when it is not active (when the activity light is not blinking).

  • 7. How do I start using CryptArchiver?

    Browse to the contents of the DiskGO Secure flash drive and open the file CA_EDGEmobile.exe.  If it is your first time using the application, the on-screen wizard will guide you through the steps needed to set up your encrypted drive.

  • 8. Where is my encrypted data stored?

    After the CryptArchiver setup wizard is completed, an encrypted drive is created.  This drive is stored in the form of a single file with the extension ‘.krp’ and can be viewed within the folder ‘CryptArchiverFiles’ on your flash drive.  This file actually stores all of the data that you copy into the encrypted drive.  When this file is loaded through the application, the drive shows as a removable drive in Computer (just like a flash drive).  When you copy files into this drive, the files are stored and encrypted within the .krp file you created.

  • 9. How do I access my encrypted data?

    Using CryptArchiver, you will have to load your encrypted drive each time you run the application.  Click on Load Drive, select the file you wish to load from the dropdown menu, and input your password.

  • 10. What if I forget my password in CryptArchiver?

    In order to maintain a high level of security, CryptArchiver does not offer any password hints.  If you are unable to remember your password, there is no way to retrieve your data.  If using a complex or hard to remember password, we recommend writing your password down and storing it in a safe place.

  • 11. 11. What is the difference between ‘Automatically Resizeable’ and ‘Fixed Sized’ drives?

    Automatic drives expand and decrease in size as you add and delete data.  For fixed drives, you must determine the size of the drive prior to creating it because its size cannot be modified later.

    For example, if you create an automatic drive and place 50MB worth of data into it, the drive will be 50MB in size.  If you delete 10MB worth of that data, the drive will be 40MB in size.  If you create a fixed drive at 100MB and place 50MB worth of data into it, the size of the drive will remain 100MB regardless of what data you add or delete from it.  Automatic vaults take no time to create while fixed drives require some time to set up before use (the larger the vault size, the longer it takes to create).

     

    Automatic drives encrypt data at a slower pace in comparison to fixed drives, however.  We recommend automatic drives for encrypting small amounts of data (such as WORD or EXCEL files), and fixed drives for encrypting large amounts of data (such as videos or other media).

  • 12. The time it takes to encrypt data using an Automatically Resizeable drive is very slow - what can I do?

    If encrypting data using an automatic drive is taking too long, try creating a fixed drive instead.  Fixed droves take longer to create, but are faster at encrypting data.

  • 13. What is the proper procedure for exiting the CryptArchiver software?

    When you are finished using CryptArchiver, it is very important to select ‘Unload and Exit’ from the toolbar before unplugging your flash drive from your computer.  This ensures that your data is encrypted properly.  If you remove your flash drive while an encrypted drive is loaded, you are running the risk of your data within that drive becoming corrupt.