The Data Traveler Locker + G3 from Kingston is a USB 3.0 supported pen drive available in 8, 16, 32 and 64 GB storage options. This USB drive comes with built in hardware encryption, the drive is password protected, you will need to enter the password every time you connect the drive to a PC / Laptop.

The drive comes with silver metallic finish (Metal casing) that makes it look tough. It supports USB 3.0 as well as USB 2.0. You will get a higher read and write speed on 3.0 port. With USB 3.0 you get read speed of 135MB/s and write speed of 40MB/s. On USB 2.0 you will get read speed of 30MB/s and write speed of 20MB/s.

Build quality is very good and built in hardware encryption is a unique feature. I got the read speed of 28MB/s and write speed of 25MB/s on USB 2.0 port.

You will need to setup the password if you are using it for the first time. It is like any other ordinary pen drive but with built in password protection system. In case you forget the password you will be able to reset it but all the data on the drive will be formatted. In simple words, if you forget your password then forget your data.

Kingston Data Traveler Locker + G3  review

These are special Pen drive, use it only if you carry sensitive data and don’t want it to fall in wrong hands. These drives aren’t that cheap and they do come for a price. 64GB is not available in India.

This Kingston Data Traveler Locker + G3 is available for Rs. 1300 (8GB), Rs. 1800 (16GB) and 3100 (Rs. 32GB).

By Rajeev Rana

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