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Microsoft Windows stores Serial Numbers of USB Flash Drives used in the OS!

Friday, September 30th, 2011

I’ve recently been forensically examining a Microsoft Windows computer. [secret squirrel stuff – If I tell you …….]

The computing community grilled Apple recently about storing iPAD/iPhone GPS locations on the hardware, which was fixed by a security patch,

But I had no idea, that Microsoft Windows stores ALL the Serial Numbers of ALL the USB Flash Drives or USB External hard disks ever used, with first used date, and last used date on the computer in the Computers’ Registry, they are not encrypted.

So, with this information, it’s very easy to prove, a USB flash drives or USB External disk was used on your computer, for ill gotten gains etc

So if you work for a crime syndicate, destroy that USB flash drive or USB external disk!

Table of USB Devices extracted from Windows Registry

Table of USB Devices extracted from Windows Registry

I was surprised that the serial numbers do match, I checked my LaCie iamaKey, I did not realize, that USB flash drives have serial numbers!

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The Flash Survivor GT 64GB by Corsair USB flash drive

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010
Plastic Wrapped - Flash Survivor GT 64GB by Corsair USB flash drive CMFUSBSRVR-64GBGT

Plastic Wrapped - Flash Survivor GT 64GB by Corsair USB flash drive CMFUSBSRVR-64GBGT

Mine’s bigger than yours comes to mind!

I’ve been looking for a portable storage solution for a while to carry around some DVD isos, and VMware images but also wanted a sturdy pen drive.

Well you don’t get sturdier than this one.

  • Encased in extremely strong CNC-milled, anodized aircraft-grade aluminum.
  • Water resistant to 200M through the use of a EPDM waterproof seal.
  • Protected from vibration or impact damage through the use of a molded shock dampening collar.
  • Plug-&-Play with any USB 2.0 certified peripheral computer port (backward compatible with USB 1.1).
  • USB extension cable and Dog Tags included.
  • Protected by a Limited 10-year Warranty.
Flash Survivor GT 64GB CMFUSBSRVR-64GBGT with Dog Tags!

Flash Survivor GT 64GB CMFUSBSRVR-64GBGT with Dog Tags!

Flash Survivor GT 64GB CMFUSBSRVR-64GBGT unscrewed!

Flash Survivor GT 64GB CMFUSBSRVR-64GBGT unscrewed!

You may have noticed that the Corsair dog tag is upside down, I didn’t notice until after the photograph, am I supposed to wear the dog tag?

The 64Gb flash drive is quite long, and probably one of the longest flash drives around, it’s certainly not a short flash drive. It measures about 10cm long.

Some typical geeky, nerdy benchmarks for Read/Write

Flash Toolkit Benchmarks

Flash Toolkit Benchmarks - CMFUSBSRVR-64GBGT

CrystalDiskMark 2.2 Benchmarks

CrystalDiskMark 2.2 Benchmarks - CMFUSBSRVR-64GBGT

HD Tune Pro Benchmarks  - CMFUSBSRVR-64GBGT

HD Tune Pro Benchmarks - CMFUSBSRVR-64GBGT

So, 30MB/sec for Read and 18MB/sec for Write.

So if you want a big, rugged, 10 year warrantied flash drive opt for the Flash Survivor GT 64GB by Corsair!

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