Chapter 3. Using the secure drive
This chapter provides information about the working modes of the secure drive and password management.
3.1 Getting familiar with the working modes
The secure drive has three working modes: standby mode, user mode, and admin mode.
Standby mode (default)
red indicator solid on
After the first-time setup, each time you turn on the secure drive, wait for four to five seconds. The drive is ready and enters the
standby mode. In this mode, the secure drive is locked and your computer cannot recognize it.
You can enter either the admin mode or user mode from the standby mode.
green indicator solid on
In this mode, the secure drive is unlocked and recognizable. You can change the user password or use the drive to transfer data.
Enter the user mode:
From the standby mode, enter the user password or admin password and press
Note: If the red indicator blinks, the password is incorrect. Enter the correct password.
Exit the user mode:
Close and save all files on the secure drive first. Press
blue indicator solid on
In this mode, the secure drive is locked and your computer cannot recognize it. You can change the admin password, create or
delete user passwords, and set the automatic lock function.
For more information, see "Managing your passwords" on page 3 and "Automatic lock" on page 5.
Enter the admin mode:
From the standby mode, press and hold
Enter the admin password and press
Note: If the red indicator is solid on, you either enter a wrong password or take no actions within 30 seconds. The drive
returns to the standby mode. Repeat steps 1 and 2.
Exit the admin mode:
The red indicator turns on and the secure drive returns to the standby mode.
If there is no activity within 30 seconds after you enter the admin mode, the secure drive automatically returns to the standby mode.
3.2 Managing your passwords
As a full disk encryption product, the secure drive can never be used without passwords.
Attention: Record your passwords and store them in a safe place. If you forget your user passwords, create a new one. See
"Creating a user
password" on page 4. If you forget both your user and admin passwords, you must completely reset the secure
drive and will lose all your data. See "Chapter 5. Resetting the secure drive" on page 7.
Ensure that the password consists of 8 to 16 digits and do not use a series of consecutive numbers (such as 12345678) or
repeating numbers (such as 111111111).
to return to the standby mode or turn off the drive directly.
+0 for five seconds until the red indicator blinks slowly.
until the blue indicator is solid on. The drive enters the admin mode.
until the green indicator is solid on.