Kingston Technology Company Inc. announced March 20 that its DataTraveler Secure (DTS) and DataTraveler Secure – Privacy Edition (DTSP) USB 2.0 flash drives are available now in 8GB capacities.
Both the DTS and DTSP USB flash drives give users 256-bit AES (advanced encryption standard) hardware-based encryption functionality that allows authorized users to encrypt and decrypt information without the need for special software.
Available in capacities of 512MB, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB and 8GB, both the DTS and DTSP are also protected against water damage and also enable users to transfer data at a rate of 24MB/sec read and 10MB/sec write speeds.
The DTS version of Kingstons USB flash drives, designed for SMBs (small- and mid-size businesses), includes its MyDataZone software, which allows users to set password access control for a private storage area on the USB drive and also features advanced encryption capabilities if the USB drive ever gets lost or stolen, as it protects data in the drives privacy zone.
"DataTraveler Secure drives ensure data integrity under extreme conditions, without sacrificing performance," Mark Akoubian, Flash product manager for Kingston, said in a company release.
DataTraveler Secure also includes My Traveler software, which enables users to manage their content, set language preferences and set up files with a host device.
The Privacy Edition of DataTraveler Secure is designed for enterprises and features advanced security options, such as a password protocol feature that locks out potential attacks after 10 consecutive failed password attempts.
Kingstons DataTraveler Secure and DataTraveler Secure – Privacy Edition are available now. Pricing depends on which MB capacity a user selects. For DataTraveler Secure, pricing is as follows:
- 512MB- $38
- 1GB- $58
- 2GB- $100
- 4GB- $150
- 8GB- $282
Pricing for DTSP is as follows:
- 512MB- $50
- 1GB- $77
- 2GB- $125
- 4GB- $188
- 8GB- $350