Kingston DataTraveler 2000 32GB secure USB Pen drive review – Full-disk hardware-based encryption

If your data is important than anything else then the Kingston DataTraveler 2000 secure USB pendrive is for you. The unique thing about this pen drive is that it comes with its own full disk AES 256 bit hardware based encryption and for inputting the password there is a built in Alphanumeric keypad.

The box pack is simple, inside you will get the Kingston DataTraveler 2000 with a cap to cover it when not in use, plus you get a card with some details. The user manual is in digital format and it is inside the drive.

Now this Kingston DataTraveler 2000 secure USB drive comes in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB storage capacities and priced accordingly. It is available online on Amazon.

Kingston DataTraveler 2000 32GB secure USB Pen drive review

Kingston DataTraveler 2000 secure Pen Drive Specifications

USB Support : USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
Security : Full-disk AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption, FIPS 197
Input : Alphanumeric keypad makes it easy to lock your drive
Weight : 41 grams
Storage : 16/32/64 GB
Processor : 1
Battery : Built in, 3.7 Volts
Compatible with : PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android
Case : Aluminium
Waterproof : Yes up to 3 ft
Speed 3.1 : 32GB-64GB: 135MB/s read, 40MB/s write

Kingston DataTraveler 2000 32GB secure USB Pen drive features

How to use the Kingston DataTraveler 2000 secure Pen Drive

Before plugging in you need to unlock the USB Pendrive, to unlock press the lock button and once you see a red light on top near the USB point, punch in the password – default password is 11223344 and then punch the lock button again. If password is correct then you will see the green led lighting up.

Kingston DataTraveler 2000 32GB secure USB Pen drive keypad and how to use

Once you see the green led, plug in the USB Pendrive into the USB port on your PC and you will be able to access the content. When done simply remove the Pendrive and this secure USB drive will automatically lock itself.

If you unlock and do not plug-in into a system for access the drive will auto lock itself after sometime.

Since this drive comes with built in battery that also powers the security system that the drive houses. It needs to be charged. This drive will automatically charge itself when it is connected to a PC.

Kingston DataTraveler 2000 32GB secure USB Pen drive price

Now if for some reason the drive is not charged and battery is down, you will not be able to unlock. In such a case you will need to plug-in the drive into USB port on your PC and let it charge for some time. Once charged you can unlock and use.

Kingston DataTraveler 2000 32GB secure USB Pen drive performance

You can reset the default password, the method to do so is mentioned in the user manual on the drive itself. There is one more security feature (Brute Force Hacking Detection) on the Kingston DataTraveler 2000 secure Pen Drive – this drive will auto format / factor reset in case a person fails to enter the correct password 10 times.

Verdict

This Kingston DataTraveler 2000 secure Pen Drive is for those who carry sensitive data that may cause losses to a company in case it lands up in the wrong hands. And since this is no ordinary pen drive it does come for a price.

4.5 out of 5

Kingston DataTraveler 2000 secure Pen Drive 32GB is priced at Rs. 12,800.

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