Kingston launches "ultra-secure" DataTraveler 6000 flash drive

By Matthew · 8 replies
Sep 29, 2011
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  1. Kingston has launched a new "ultra-secure" USB flash drive for government and enterprise organizations that place a high value on data safety. The DataTraveler 6000 boasts Federal Information Processing Standard…

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  2. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    Those are some seriously slow speeds lol.

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +102

    Security is expensive on 2GB USB drives lol...
  4. It's USB 2.0 and it has a speed up to 11MB/s read, 5MB/s write...

    Yeah, It's very slow !!!
  5. Why they hell do you need this crap when you can just use TrueCrypt or FreeOTFE?!?!

    ... is what I want to say but seriously these are a good idea for people who don't want to mess around with software too much. These just works without any software but they are a bit slow... and expensive. Better safe than losing customer data on a unencrypted drive I think.
  6. Greg S

    Greg S TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,071   +428

    Having laptops stolen is a much bigger risk then losing a flash drive. Hard disks can have encryption cracked relatively easily if it was encrypted with truecrypt with the right know how. Who uses self encrypting drives these days though to really protect themselves? I've yet to see a self encrypting ssd either.
  7. @ Win7Dev
    Really now? Tell me then. If you use a very secure password, you should be same unless you're talking evil maid here. Otherwise you're fighting against AES here so I don't know what you mean "encryption cracked relatively" here at all.

    Eitherway it would be best to use a hardware solution which gets rid of most software get-throughs.

    Haven't seen a self-encrypting SSD yet but I have seen a few self-encrypting HDD.
  8. Based on 256-bit AES alone... and for what they're touting this for, I'd expect an option for 1024-bit or 2048-bit.
  9. Quote: "I'd expect an option for 1024-bit or 2048-bit."

    You have no clue what you're talking about, do you?

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