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Kingston DataTraveler 2000 32GB Encrypted USB Drive Review

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Kingston DataTraveler 2000 32GB Encrypted USB Drive Conclusion:

I have always been a supporter of encrypted flash drives, as security should be a number one concern for everyone. With more and more personal data being put on portable flash drives, there has to be a way to lock it down. Sure there are some apps that can encrypt data, but they also come at a higher performance cost and can be broken by weaknesses in the software design. The DT2000 encryption is completely hardware-based and keeps your data safe. I was also impressed with the speeds of the DT2000, with some benchmarks even coming in higher than the speeds advertised by Kingston, which is a huge plus. I can honestly say I have fallen in love with this drive and it will become part of my everyday use along with my Aegis Secure Key to ensure my data is safe and secure while keeping it readily available for me. Pair that with the fact that the drive can be used on just about any device with a USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port due to the PIN-based design on the drive, the DT2000 is a very versatile and secure flash drive.

If I had to criticize the DT2000 at all, there are two key things I would have to point out. First is the capacity that is offered in this model. There are two sizes, 16GB and 32GB, and while that is great for small documents, many files that we carry around are larger files like photos and videos, which would be worth protecting on a secure device. It would be nice to see 64GB, 128GB, or even 256GB sizes available. The second complaint is that the drive is not FIPS compliant, meaning that it cannot be used in many government and high-security installations that require FIPS certification for flash drives used. Other than that though, I really like the DT2000 and highly recommend it to anyone wanting a secure flash drive for their use.

 

Pros:

  • Fast transfer speeds with USB 3.0/3.1
  • Hardware-based AES-XTS encryption
  • PIN-based access increasing device compatibility
  • Durable and lightweight design
  • Security lock-down feature protecting sensitive data

 

Cons:

  • No FIPS rating for this model as of this review
  • Limited to 32GB max size
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  3. Kingston DataTraveler 2000 32GB Encrypted USB Drive: Testing Setup & Results
  4. Kingston DataTraveler 2000 32GB Encrypted USB Drive: Conclusion
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