Continuing with our promise from this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, we are taking an in-depth look at the latest encrypted USB device from Kingston, the DataTraveler 2000 USB 3.1 device.
Today, especially in the business world, hacking and system security flaws can be the result of something as simple as losing that USB device that contains some company data. Thanks to an alphanumeric keypad and its auto-lock feature, the DT2000 can help prevent some major headaches.
FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS
This USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) storage driver is available in capacities of 16GB and 32GB, and is listed for $156.53 and $193.09 accordingly. When we jump on over to Amazon though, we see a major drop in price with the 16GB at $110.47, unfortunately the 32GB was not able to be found as of yet.
Sure, even considering Amazon’s huge drop in price, this is a pricey USB drive. However, with the average price of someone’s personal record (i.e., credit cards) valued at around $150, or medical data valued at over $500 per record, the price is not so significant when you imagine how many records could be compromised with a simple lost USB drive.
Kingston lists the USB 3.1 throughput for the 16GB capacity to reach read speeds up to 120MB/s and write speeds up to 20MB/s. The 32GB capacity can reach up to 135MB/s and write speeds of up to 40MB/s.