Secure Pocket Drive

The Secure Pocket Drive from Spyrus was a portable device that allowed users to boot a Windows Embedded Standard environment containing their applications and data files.

Disclaimer: This is an archive of Spyrus Inc.’s legacy products. The Secure Pocket Drive is no longer available; these resources are provided for informational purposes only.

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About Product


  • Hardware-based XTS-AES 256-bit encryption to protect all sectors of the drive
  • FIPS 140-2 Level 2 and Level 3 configurations available
  • Zero footprint on host PC
  • Malware protection
  • Sophisticated self-destruction mechanisms
  • Supported Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) application for encrypted email, web authentication, and VPN authentication
  • Credentials could be saved on the Drive or in combination with government-issued ID smart cards


  • Required computer BIOS to support booting from a USB drive
  • Minimum 512 MB RAM required

Other features:

  • First licensed Windows® environment for trusted mobile computing
  • Entire Windows® environment that was securely protected, self-contained, and portable
  • Allowed carrying multiple OS environments for complete separation of operations
  • Used commodity microSD cards that could be swapped out in models with removable memory
  • Designed, developed, and manufactured in the USA

Competing drives used a virtualized environment requiring two operating systems, which lead to additional overhead and a larger attack surface. This approach, according to the webpage, was noticeably slower and possibly less secure than the Secure Pocket Drive.

Please note that this information is archived for informational purposes only and the product is no longer available for purchase.

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