Kingston USB DataTraveler 6000

File-It-Under: Encrypted storage devices!~
By:D.F.Skinner!~







I've profiled numerous USB thumb drives on this site in the past,none like the Kingston DataTraveler 6000,this not your ordinary USB flash drive that you'll see in the hands of a casual computer users.The 6000 series feature an abundance of very strict security features,which includes a Federal Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 Level 3 Validation,256-bit AES encryption that is enabled by Spyrus which uses a XTS block cipher mode,and a Military-grade elliptic curve cryptography.This all translates to being a USB flash drive that goes way beyond in protection.

The unique thing about the Kingston DataTraveler 6000 is users must set their own password,the Kingston design this drive to force users to use strong passwords,no weak passwords that contain the name of your dog or even worst using the word "password" are allowed. The password must contain at least three of the following: lowercase,uppercase,characters, and a series of numbers.Once your password is set,users better remember it,after about 10 intrusion attempts,the storage drive goes into lock down and disables the encryption key.Your best bet is once you create your password,write it down on a piece of paper and store it in a safe place.

The casing itself is designed to be resistance to tampering,it is waterproof up to about four feet of water,the casing is coated in titanium-coated stainless steel,and comes with a a 5 year warranty.
The DataTraveler 6000 is compatible with the latest operating system,Windows XP/Vista/7 and Mac OS X 10.5 .
 A thumb drive so secure that not even James Bond himself can crack the encryption does not come cheap,the 2GB version is $100, (4GB $116), (8GB $147 ), (16GB $208)  .

As I stated before,this flash drive is definitely not for the casual computers user looking to save their vacation photo's or downloaded music file,no way.You'll more than likely see enterprises and government agencies using this heavily encrypted storage drive.



Info source: Hothardware