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Kingston launches FIPS 140-2 Level 3 encrypted USB flash drive

Kingston DataTraveler 4000 G2 encrypted USB drive with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validation
Kingston DataTraveler 4000 G2
The new DataTraveler 4000 G2 USB flash drive has a titanium coated stainless steel case, uses 256-bit hardware encryption, and has been FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified.
Codrut Nistor,

Kingston announced earlier this week a pair of encrypted USB flash drives that belongs to the notorious DataTraveler family. These new drives are both FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified, protected by hardware 256-bit AES encryption in XTS mode while their case is made using titanium coated stainless steel.

These new DataTraveler drives have similar specs, the main difference being that one of them offers optional SafeConsole management from BlockMaster. According to the official press release, "SafeConsole gives organizations powerful tools including the ability to remotely reset passwords, configure password and device policies and activate audit for compliance."

The DataTraveler 4000 G2 duo launched by Kingston this week has the following highlights: USB 3.0 connectivity, capacities between 4 GB and 64 GB, read speeds up to 250 MB/s and write speeds up to 85 MB/s, as well as five-year warranty with free technical support.

Price and availability have not been announced yet, but they should depend on region and retailer. The official product page already has a "Buy" button, so the DataTraveler G2 should be available soon. For more details, please check the press release below the embedded video.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-02- 5 (Update: 2015-02- 5)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.