Kingston the well known brand when it comes to Memory products has launched a unique USB pen drive called the Kingston DataTraveler 2000. The unique thing about this USB drive is that it comes with dedicated alphanumeric keypad with hardware based protection.

The Kingston DataTraveler 2000 is probably the most secure USB drive. It comes with dedicated alphanumeric keypad that can be used to assign a word / number to enable disk access. And this is done at hardware level, full disk AES 256 bit data encryption in XTS mode.

So basically to access the content user will need to punch in the password using the keypad on the USB disk – encryption is done on the disk and not on host computer. When the USB drive is removed from PC/laptop the auto lock feature is enabled.

Kingston DataTraveler 20000

Also after 10 failed intrusion attempts the encryption key is deleted. Since the security level is hardware based and happens on the USB disk itself this drive will work on Windows, Chrome, Mac and Linux OS. This drive supports USB 3.1 but can be used with USB 2.0 ports.

Kingston DataTraveler 2000 will be available online as well as offline for Rs. 10,000 (16GB), Rs. 14,000 (32GB) and Rs. 18,000 (64GB).

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  1. Basically this device is for those who would like to keep high-value stuff. For instance lawyers, high-security firms, big corporates / multinational companies, and so on….

    it is not for RAW / CIA stuff – they have much better.

    But anyways, if you are into any of the above, you surly could afford 10-18k to secure your business / trade secrets. Kingston is no fool to launch a product with that price tag.

  2. 10 thousand ruppes for 16gb?? Waste of money….there r special encrypted data protection softwares to secure data.

  3. HAve they gone Mad with the pricing. This is innovation but this ain’t worth 10k for 16 Gigs pendrive

  4. 10k,14k,18k are you kidding me ? rather i will buy note 4 and save my data and lock it with fingerprint scnner

      1. Already way back I have seen Moser bear USB drive with fingerprint sensor mounted, that too with affordable price tag.Then do I Kingston has created such a drive with costly price. Why do even there is need of alphanumeric security when one can have fingerprint security???
        Definitely there would something which is behind our knowledge, otherwise why do companies create such a thing in high price bracket!!!!!

        1. Finger print has disadvantage, if you have confidential data on the Kingston DataTraveler 2000 USB drive and say it has finger print security, one would kill you and still be able to access. With alphanumeric they will keep you alive until you reveal the password.

    1. But imagine you are into defense service or spy like thing and you stole some highly valuable & secret intel/information from somewhere and stored it in your Redmi Note 4 for delivering to a higher authority but some bad forces attack you and capture the Redmi Note 4 and hack your lock screen security stuff and steal the data from your phone. So, basically all the hardwork you put for getting the intel is a waste. This is one example of many scenarios, where such secured pen drives come into picture.