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Kingston DataTraveler 2000 secure USB drive review

John E Dunn | March 1, 2016
Vendors just won't give up on encrypted USB drives.

Specification: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB USB 3.1 secure USB drive (135MB/s read, 40MB/s write, 32GB version); supports Windows 10, Windows 8.1, 8, 7 (SP1), Vista (SP2), Mac OS X v. 10.8.x+, Linux v. 2.6.x+, Chrome OS, Android. Uses ClevX DataLock technology, AES-256 encryption in XTS mode.

Price: £90 (16GB), £104.28 (32GB)

Pros:

- Password/PIN can't be keylogged by malware

- Multi-platform, requires no drivers

- Offers auto-lock feature

Cons:

- Time consuming to set up for admins: central management options seem limited

- Initial setup is time-consuming

- No getting away from it. This is an expensive drive

- Unlike the iStorage datAshur, no FIPS compliance

 

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