ToughTech Secure m3

This product is discontinued

ToughTech Secure m3 has been discontinued and is no longer available.

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    • 256-bit AES encryption protects your data
    • Handheld USB 3.0 enclosure
    • Unique WriteProtect read-only mode
    • Sturdy aluminum construction
    • Truly portable - no AC power required
The ToughTech® Secure m3 is a small, portable storage enclosure. Equipped with 256-bit hardware-based encryption, it is trusted by creative professionals such as photographers, videographers, and musicians.

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Technical Specs

Part Number 36280-1210-0000
Product Name ToughTech Secure m3
Host (I/O) Ports (1) USB 3.0: up to 5 Gbps
Drive Types Supported SATA 2.5" drives
SATA SSD (solid state drives)
Number of LEDs 1
Description of LEDs Single tri-color LED for indicating power, drive access, operating mode (read/write or WriteProtect), and error
Operating system compatibility Windows 10 and 11
macOS 11 “Big Sur” or newer
Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Ubuntu LTS
Encryption Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit
Construction material(s) Aluminum alloy case with ABS end caps
Bus power Yes
Dimensions 5.20" x 3.07" x 0.71" (132mm x 78mm x 18mm)
Weight 0.30 lbs. (0.14 kg)
Populated Weight 0.55 lbs. (0.25 kg)
Write Protection Yes
Kensington Slot Yes
Compliance FCC, CE, RoHS, RCM
Warranty CDSG provides a 2-year limited warranty for this product.
Technical Support Your investment our product is backed up by our free technical support for the lifetime of the product. If you need to contact us for any reason, visit our website.
Resources and Documents

Product Description

The ToughTech Secure m3 is a cost-effective storage device that protects your data from prying eyes. Its rugged aluminum construction, easy-to-use encryption, and small size makes the ToughTech Secure m3 perfect for safeguarding data you want to carry with you.

The ToughTech Secure m3 uses government-strength 256-bit AES encryption to keep data on 2.5-inch hard drives or SSDs safe from thieves and hackers. Even better, the ToughTech Secure m3 has no hackable password/passcode since it relies on hardware (not software) encryption and a 256-bit encrypted physical hardware key to access the drive.

In addition, the unique WriteProtect read-only feature "locks down" your data so it can't be accidentally deleted or modified—nor can the drive be reformatted while in this mode.

The ToughTech Secure m3 connects to your computer via speedy USB 3.0, and does not require additional AC power.

Additional features:

  • Protects a 2.5” hard drive or SSD (see part numbers for ToughTech Secure m3 devices with a pre-installed 1 TB hard drive, 256 GB SSD, or 1 TB SSD)
  • Free US-based customer support
  • Includes USB 3.0 micro cable
  • Soft drawstring carrying bag
  • Kensington security slot
  • Status LED

Note: If you require a 2.5-inch storage device with FIPS-certified encryption, see our ToughTech® Secure 256 mini-Q enclosure.



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