User Guides


MetaDefender Drive provides an advanced analysis solution in a USB form factor that embeds multiple anti-malware engines and OPSWAT file-based vulnerability detection capabilities. MetaDefender Drive is able to quickly and easily boot into any suspicious (x86/x64 based architecture) device in an organization. After analysis is complete MetaDefender Drive provides a comprehensive report on the state of the device without modifying the underlying filesystem leaving it at rest.


This user guide covers configuring, upgrading, and troubleshooting MetaDefender Drive.

Key Features

  • Bootable solution even for offline machines

  • Support Windows, macOS, Linux on target machines

  • Multi-scanning with a variety of commercial anti-malware packages (based on purchase tier)

  • File-Based Vulnerability analysis

  • Scan full systems or selected path

  • Report generated as PDF, Text

Hardware Specification:

MetaDefender Drive Advanced and Enterprise hardware details below




SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (Compatible with USB 2.0)


Up to 250 Mbps Read / 85 Mbps Write

Military Standard

Waterproof, Dust & Shock-Resistant to MIL-STD-810F Standards

Operating Temperature

0°C to +70°C

Storage Temperature

-25°C to +85°C


Digitally Signed Trusted Secure Firmware (RSA-2048 Bit)

TAA Compliance





1.3oz (38 g)


2.8" x 0.74" x 0.35" (73mm x 19mm x 9 mm)

Encrypted Drive Support

MetaDefender Drive can unlock encrypted hard disks if the decryption/recovery keys are made available.

MetaDefender Drive supports the following full disk encryption technologies: