160GB and 320GB ThinkPad USB Portable Secure Hard Drives - Overview

ThinkPad USB Portable Secure Hard Drive

Features and specifications

The ThinkPad USB Portable Secure Hard Drives - 160GB (43R2018) and 320GB (43R2019) provide the ultimate in portability and ease of use without sacrificing capacity. Features include:

  • High-speed USB 2.0 Interface
  • Compact size
  • No requirement for an AC power adapter*
  • Driverless operation under Microsoft Windows XP and Vista
  • All stored data is fully encrypted using the AES 128-bit security encryption algorithm
  • Real-time encryption with no read/write speed impact
  • Shock-mounted 160 GB or 320 GB 5400 rpm hard drive capacity
  • Built-in USB cable with an integral storage slot
  • Integrated high quality metal dome switch keypad for entering a 6 to 16 digit password for up to 10 user IDs and 1 administrator ID
  • USB extension cable for more flexible distance configurations
  • Supplemental USB power cable to ensure adequate USB power
  • Attractive protective carrying case
  • Non-skid anti-vibration pads
  • High quality ThinkPad soft touch paint
  • Multi-colored LED device status indicator
  • No software requirements
  • Administrative password manager in case of forgotten passwords

* Requires two USB ports, depending upon configuration.


Manuals  Version
 Release Date
Setup poster (11 MB)
Nov 2008 25 Nov 2008
User Guide (4 MB)
Nov 2008 25 Nov 2008



3 years - Customer Replacement Unit (CRU) Service

  • Announce date: 18 Nov 2008 (Worldwide except China and Russia)
  • Announce date: 07 Dec 2010 (Russia)
  • Availability date: 21 Nov 2008 (Worldwide except China, Russia and Korea)
  • Availability date: Dec 2008 (Korea)
  • Availability date: 07 Dec 2010 (Russia)

160GB ThinkPad USB Portable Secure Hard Drives:

  • Announce date: 02 Jun 2009 (Europe/Middle East/Africa except Russia)
  • Availability date: 05 Jun 2009 (Europe/Middle East/Africa except Russia)
  • Effective withdrawal date: 19 March 2013


Hardware compatibility

These hard drives are supported on systems with:

  • An available USB port. A second USB port may be required for operation, depending upon configuration.


  • ThinkPad USB Portable Secure Hard Drive
  • USB Extension Cable
  • Auxiliary Power USB Cable
  • Quick Installation Guide Poster
  • Carrying case


Agency approvals


Additional product information
Service parts - Parts listing for your product
ThinkPad USB Portable Secure Hard Drive cannot be accessed after resuming from hibernation and after entering the correct password
ThinkPad USB Portable Secure Hard Disk Drive Datasheet and Technical Brief at www.lenovo.com/accessoriesguide
Hard Drives: Reference Guide - A list of other internal and external notebook hard drives.
Security Reference Guide list - A list of other available security accessories
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  • Last Updated :17 Jun 2014
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