AWS Import/Export services allow large amounts of data to be sent to or received from Amazon Web Services. Amazon has recommendations for drives and specifications here. The drives must be compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. We recommend either our DataLocker DL3 or DataLocker DL3 FE (FIPS Edition) for maximum compatibility. These come preformatted as NTFS which is currently supported by AWS Import/Export.
Our drives meet the specifications for hardware encryption required by Amazon AWS Import/Export as specified in this document http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSImportExport/latest/DG/encrypting-your-data.html (as of 3/17/2015). This states that hardware encrypted devices must have:
- PIN-code encryption
Hardware-based device encryption that uses a physical PIN pad for access to the data.
Our DataLocker Drives feature a large PIN pad which is suitable for this purpose.