DataLocker Personal Edition Online User’s Guide

Table of Contents

1. Before You Proceed

2. Special Features

3. Package Contents and Operation Guide

4. Connecting to your PC and Getting Started

5. Changing Your Password

6. Enabling and Disabling Secure Mode

7. Specifications

8. New Hard Drive Initialization and Formatting Instructions

    8.1 Formatting your hard drive for Mac Users

1. Before You Proceed

Please read the following precautions before you proceed.

Hard drives are sensitive to shock, static, and magnetic fields even when enclosed in the DataLocker. The DataLocker uses 5V/500mA supplied by your computer’s USB 2.0 port, but this power supply may be insufficient to run the DataLocker on some older computers. If needed, power adaptors are available on our website. If you forget your password while secure mode is enabled, your hard drive data will be lost permanently as we will be unable to recover your data.  Please do not forget your password. The factory default password is six zeros (000000).

2. Special Features

The DataLocker is a patented external hard drive enclosure with security features that allow only you to access your hard disk drive contents. The DataLocker secures your hard disk drive contents with a password of up to 12 digits.  No additional software needs to be installed.  This can all be done using the DataLocker’s LCD touch screen. If an incorrect password is entered three consecutive times, the DataLocker’s LCD panel will shutdown automatically for password protection.  You will need to switch the DataLocker off and on again.

3. Package Contents and Operation Guide

Package Contents

The DataLocker package contains:

    Data Locker

    USB Cable

    DataLocker Quick Start Guide

If any items are missing, please contact our technical support at (913) 310-9088.

The following accessories are also available at our website:

    USB Cable

    DataLocker Protective Case

Operation Guide

 

1. LCD Touch Panel:  indicates status of DataLocker and allows user interaction

2. USB Port:  allows DataLocker to connect to you computer’s USB 2.0 port with the USB cable

3. DC Input:  supports power adaptor if USB power supply is insufficient to run HDD

4. Switch:  powers the DataLocker on and off

5. Buzzer:  buzzes when you touch the LCD panel

6. Power LED:  illuminates when power is on

7. HDD LED:  illuminates when the hard drive is being accessed

4. Connecting to your PC and Getting Started

Before you begin, make sure the DataLocker is properly connected to the USB port of your computer using the cable

    provided.

(You will notice there are two USB male ends that can be connected to your computer.  The main end is for power and data.  The secondary end is for additional power as some older computers may require additional power.)

Switch the power on.

You will see a numeric keypad on the LCD touch screen.

Enter in the factory default password which is six zeros (000000) and press the enter button.

You will see two buttons:  CONNECT and SETUP.

 

To access your data, press the CONNECT button.

You can now access your data.

To change your password or secure your data, press the SETUP button.

5. Changing your Password

To change your password, press CHANGE PASSWORD.  If you decide not to change your password between the

    menus, simply press the enter button, and you will return to the Setup menu.

DataLocker will ask you for your old password once and your new password twice.  Keep in mind the factory

    default password is six zeros (000000).

6. Enabling and Disabling Secure Mode

When secure mode is enabled, the hard drive cannot be accessed though another enclosure.  When secure mode is disabled,

    the HDD can be accessed through another enclosure.

Choose ENABLE or DISABLE.

If secure mode is already enabled, you will see the DATA LOCKED icon when the Data Locker is connected.

7. Specifications

Product

DataLocker

Power supply

Power thru USB Bus

Compatible HDD

2.5%u201D SATA HDD

Interface

USB 2.0 High Speed 480 Mbps

OS

– Windows 2000, XP, Vista

– Mac OS 9.2 or later

Dimensions

79.5 x 129.7 x 23 mm (W x D x H)

Contents

DataLocker Unit, USB Cable,  Pouch, Screw Driver, Screws

Product

DataLocker

Power supply

Power thru USB Bus

Compatible HDD

2.5%u201D SATA HDD

Interface

USB 2.0 High Speed 480 Mbps

OS

– Windows 2000, XP, Vista

– Mac OS 9.2 or later

Dimensions

79.5 x 129.7 x 23 mm (W x D x H)

Contents

DataLocker Unit, USB Cable,  Pouch, Screw Driver, Screws

Product

DataLocker

Power supply

Power thru USB Bus

Compatible HDD

2.5%u201D SATA HDD

Interface

USB 2.0 High Speed 480 Mbps

OS

– Windows 2000, XP, Vista

– Mac OS 9.2 or later

Dimensions

79.5 x 129.7 x 23 mm (W x D x H)

Contents

DataLocker Unit, USB Cable,  Pouch, Screw Driver, Screws

Product

DataLocker

Power Supply

Powered through USB bus

Compatible HDD

2.5″ SATA HDD

Interface

USB 2.0 High Speed 480 Mbps

OS

Windows 2000, XP, Vista

Mac OS 9.2 or later

Dimensions

3.13″ x 5.11″ x 0.91″ (W x D x H)

Contents

Data Locker, USB Cable, Quick Start Guide

8.  New Hard Drive Initialization and Formatting Instructions

For Macs, see section 9.1.

After you have successfully installed the hard drive, you need to partition and format it.

  1. Many hard drives come with installation software that automatically partitions, formats, and guides you through the process of copying the contents of your old hard disk onto your new hard disk. Instructions vary, but typically you boot your computer from a floppy disk or CD-ROM. Follow the instructions that came with your hard drive.

  2. If your new hard drive didn’t come with installation software, you can do it yourself without too much trouble.

  3. Just start up Windows XP and open the Disk Management console by going to Start, right-clicking My Computer, and selecting Manage.

  4. Sometimes Windows XP recognizes the new drive and automatically launches the Initialize And Convert Wizard. If that happens, click Next twice to get to the Select One Or More Disks To Initialize screen and check the Disk X box, where X is your drive’s disk number listed on the bar in Disk Management. (There’s usually only one disk listed on the Select Disks To Initialize screen.) Finally, click Next and then Finish.

  5. If the wizard doesn’t start, you can initialize the drive manually. Right-click the bottom bar with red and white dot in Disk Management and select Initialize Disk (see Figure 1).

    Figure 1: Select Initialize Disk.

  6. This may start the wizard, or it may just bring up the Initialize Disk screen. If it brings up the screen, confirm that there is a check mark next to Disk X and click OK.

After your new hard drive is initialized, look at the bar at the bottom right of the Disk Management screen; it represents the new drive and it should display the size of the hard disk and the word “Unallocated”. Next, you have to create a partition and then format the disk.

  1. Right-click the bar representing your new hard drive and select New Partition (see Figure 2).

    Figure 2: Right-click the bar and select New Partition.

  2. This launches the New Partition Wizard. Click Next on the Welcome screen.

  3. Select Primary Partition and click Next.

  4. Specify the partition size. The easiest choice is to just click Next; this uses the entire drive as one large partition (see Figure 3).

    Figure 3: Specify the partition size.

  5. If you want to assign your new drive a specific drive letter, select the letter you want from the pull-down menu. Otherwise accept the drive letter provided by Windows and click Next.

    Note:  You can always reassign a new drive letter later using Windows Disk Management.

  6. Select Format This Partition With The Following Settings and at File System choose the default, NTFS (see Figure 4).

    Figure 4: Format the drive and select the NTFS file system.

  7. Check your selected settings and click Finish to begin the format.

  8. In Disk Management, the new hard drive bar should now be labeled “New Volume”  with its new drive letter. Below that should be the size of the drive and the word “Healthy” (see Figure 5).

    Figure 5: Disk Management should show your hard drive as “Healthy.”

8.1  Formatting your hard drive for Mac Users Please refer to our FAQ section for Mac specific options.

If assistance is needed, please contact our technical support at (913) 310-9088.