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Kingston DataTraveler Secure - USB flash drive - 4 GB - Hi-Speed USB

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      01.12.2008 20:07
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      Kingston DataTraveler Secure Flash Drive - 4GB

      DooYoo Review - 01-12-08
      Company: KINGSTON DATA TRAVELER - Secure - USB Flash Drive Storage capacity: - 4GB -
      Titled: Not even Dom Little could break into this key
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      - Company details -
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      Kingston was formed in 1987; they derived from the business storage sector from the mid 1980's. Their product knowledge and their own developed products are very well informed in regards to sustainable versatility and customer service. Their services and products cater for computers, servers and printers to MP3 players, digital cameras and cell phones. They implore a dedicated software programming team. They now encrypt sources in within their products. During 2007, the company's sales exceeded 4 billion turn-over.

      - Where are their head-quarters? -
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      Kingston's HQ is based in the Fountain Valley, California US - I've got from good source that the company now has a work-force exceeding 4,000. It is apparent that they have won rewards for being one of the best companies to work for in the US and are in the top 10 for employees satisfaction; which was published in Fortune magazine last year (2007) This year will no doubt prove the same. Their high performance is due to the highly popular investor in people program which applies to all ethnic workforce groups.

      - Now in the year dot -
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      The data storage company Kingston technology was born out of a severe shortage of portable device memory chips in the high-tech marketplace in the mid 1980s, that were at the time installed in the PC and took most of the day to process and required a full-time data programmer to install all the components direct from MSDOS, writing out all of the data text files - How times have changed! The whole process took so much time and man hours that an answer to the problem had to be made and that is where many data storage businesses started. The founders, John Tu and David Sun were a couple of the pioneers to find a data storage solution. They both put their engineering backgrounds to work and created the new 'Single In-Line Memory Module' (SIMM) it was exciting times for the new data storage company and the SIMM was where they embarked on making the fortunes'

      - Data Traveler Secure USB Flash Drive 4GB -
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      - USB - the technical section -
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      The term USB - Stands for Universal Serial Bus - This is a standard port for computer components to be connected using a single universally read interface socket.

      - What to expect with the portable USB Flash Drive Secure 4GB? -
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      The versatile flash drive is a key or a stick .The length is a mandatory 2 inches long with a socket at the end which goes into the USB port/hub on your PC. The PC tracks the new driver when the Flash Driver is slotted into a USB port. The device acts as an external device, and an interface is displayed which holds the external storage drive. You will be prompted whether you require a Privacy Zone or Public Zone, the Privacy Zone is the opted choice for 100% security you require this one to secure all your data. The user authenticity zone will start privacy encryption. The user (as in yourself) will then be able to create a file within this zone, passwords and usernames will be configured by you the user. Remember the codes because the next time you load the flash drive the codes will be required. When accessing all data the Kingston auto-run program will appear as normal each time to access the external flash drive. The device does allow 'drag and drop' when selecting files for encrypted data storage.

      - 4GB - size matters -
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      The 4GB is a good amount of memory and will cater for all your files including video files media files and sound files alike.

      - Flash memory -
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      A flash drive is now the main source to all portable memory devices and determines the transfer speed. It reads at a transfer rate of 28MB's per second and that is halved when transferring data from the key to another workstation, the more workstations used simultaneously the slower the transfer rate.

      - Price -
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      This Data Traveler flash drive for the 4GB is £74.99 (retail)-- 7.5/10 value for money.

      - Here is the Secure Data protection bit -
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      The drive is already for use when plugged in and then your prompted

      MyDataZone is the area in which you will be using most often. as it is the key to unlocking the encrypted partition. While launching it for the first time, you'll be asked to format the drive, select an encrypted partition size, and enter a password and optional password hint. Once you have formatted the drive, you'll be able to mount
      the encrypted area by logging in.

      -Overall verdict -
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      This is an impressive piece of portable hardware; easy to use without the any confusing extras in the drive such as Skype. The 4GB of capacity space is fine for most file formats depending on size of file of course - You can cross-path CPU systems and I can clarify it is compatible for cross purpose platforms PC/Mac - or on Laptops.

      Thank you for reading this review, all comments appreciated.
      copyright - 1st2thebar 2008

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    • Product Details

      Protect even your most sensitive data on Windows-based systems with Kingston's DataTraveler Secure (DTS) USB 2.0 Flash drive. Quickly transfer and safely carry digital files wherever your business takes you. Ideal for all types of digital content from multimedia presentations to support files.

      The unique combination of hardware- and software-based security on the DataTraveler Secure gives you unprecedented access control and encrypted data protection on Windows-based systems. With DataTraveler Secure's MyDataZone software, you can set password access control for a private data storage area that utilizes 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) hardware-based encryption. If lost, this advanced hardware encryption system will continue to protect the data in your drive's privacy zone, even under the toughest conditions. Designed to utilize the high bandwidth of the USB 2.0 High-Speed interface, the DataTraveler Secure cuts to the chase when transferring your data with its impressive read and write speeds of up to 24 MB/sec. and 10 MB/sec.

      DTS's waterproof rating continues to keep data safe and for added protection, DTS is designed with a metal casing.