Sandisk Ultra Backup review

Like Kingston’s Locker+, the Ultra Backup from SanDisk provides extra security features for sensitive data. It provides 64GB of storage, compared to Kingston’s 32GB – albeit at a price of around £180 – but, unfortunately, its Mac support isn’t very well thought out.

Like the Locker+, the Ultra Backup includes additional software that allows you to encrypt your files and set a security password. Unfortunately, the software that was included on our review unit was for PCs only, and there was no manual or even a readme file to provide information for Mac users. Only after searching around on SanDisk’s website for a while did we manage to find a piece of Mac software that allowed us to set up a password for the device (but not to use the automatic backup button that’s available to PC users).

OUR VERDICT

So while the Ultra Backup’s security features might sound attractive, SanDisk needs to pay more attention to the Mac side of things if it wants to appeal to Mac users.

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