Rohos Mini Drive – Hide Your Data on Flash Drives

In preparation for installing Rohos, I cleaned off my SD card and inserted it into my laptop. Here’s the first screen I saw after installation finished.


I clicked on the Setup USB Key. The next screen offered to create a new volume on my card.


I wanted my hidden volume to be 1Gb and I wanted the drive letter to be Z:instead of the default R:. So I clicked on the top Changelink to make those changes.


As you can see, I can change quite a few settings before I create a hidden volume. After clicking OK and then clicking the Create Diskbutton. I saw the following screen.


After 2 or 3 minutes, this screen finally appeared.


Ok, now I was ready to go. I looked on the SD Card, and there was only one file on it, about 773k in size. Well, that’s what it looked like anyway.


There is actually a hidden partition in there and no matter how I tried, I couldn’t make it show up in Windows Explorer. That’s how it’s supposed to work. No data for anyone to see or steal.

I executed the Rohos mini.exe file, then I looked in Explorer to see if my new Z: drive would show up. Yes, it was there and here’s what I saw (below).


RMD had created 4 empty folders for me to use. I didn’t expect that and now I understand one of the ideas behind that. They want you to be able to use the Autorun folder to launch portable apps when the drive is first opened.

After a few minutes, I had my programs and documents loaded in the new drive and now my SD card is ready for the road. Thank you Rohos!

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Techie Buzz Verdict:

Awesome. I’m pleased with the features, ease of setup, ease of use, and the security. At this time, I can’t think of anything more I would need from Rohos Mini Drive. The only point I can deduct is that RMD is limited in some ways. Rohos has a full featured suite called Rohos Disk Encryption which is offered for $35 USD. I have no issues with that, and I have no hesitation in recommending RMD for anyone using a flash drive for personal data.


Techie Buzz Rating: 4.5/5 (Nearly Perfect)

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