Kingston DataTraveler Vault Privacy
Of all the drives in this roundup, this is one of two that really deserve a full dedicated article. While most thumb drives simply hold a set amount of data and transfer it at a set rate of speed, the Kingston DataTraveler Vault Privacy (DTVP) is a rarity. The security feature list and explanation alone would cover three pages and even then I would be just skimming the surface. When Kingston calls the DTVP a vault, they are not kidding; the product is a true hardware encrypted vault and features more than enough security to be compliant with the Trade Agreement Act (TAA).
Specifications and Features
The specifications list shows that DTVP is available in capacities of 1, 2, 4, 8 and 16GB and that it requires two drive letters.
Full Encryption - 100 percent of stored data is protected by hardware-based, 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
Fast - data transfer rates of up to 24 MB/sec. read and up to 10 MB/sec. write for 2-16GB; Up to 15MB/sec. read and 10MB/sec. write for 1GB
Secure - drive locks down and reformats after 10 intrusion attempts
Enforced password protection - complex password is user set with minimum characteristics to prevent unauthorized access
Easy to use - no admin rights or application installation required
Customizable - preload content, password length, maximum number of password attempts*
Cologo available* - add your company's logo to increase brand recognition
Guaranteed - five-year warranty with 24/7 customer support
Durable - aluminum casing
The DTVP is all about data protection; James Bond would carry one of these or at least would be allowed to since it meets the government standards for encryption.
Kingston uses the same outer shell for all three of the DataTraveler drives we are looking at today. On the front of the DTVP you can see the hardware and capacity information.
The back of the package lists some general information but fails to go into great detail of the encryption capabilities of the drive.
The Kingston DataTraveler Vault Privacy
The DTVP is one of the few drives that list a serial number on the drive. On the top right side you can see the opening for a key ring or other accessory. The casing is water proof and is made of aluminum.
The DTVP uses a cap / base arrangement like several of the drives in this roundup.
As stated previously, the DTVP is all about hardware encryption; you are simply not getting in without the password and after ten attempts the drive will self destruct. Well, the data on the drive will automatically be erased and you will be prompted to enter a new password.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [A-DATA N702]
- Page 3 [A-DATA S701 (Eee PC Edition)]
- Page 4 [A-DATA T801]
- Page 5 [A-DATA T802]
- Page 6 [Crucial Gizmo! Plus]
- Page 7 [Gingle T01 Twist Disk]
- Page 8 [Kingston DataTraveler 400]
- Page 9 [Kingston DataTraveler HyperX]
- Page 10 [Kingston DataTraveler Vault Privacy]
- Page 11 [Lexar JumpDrive FireFly]
- Page 12 [Lexar JumpDrive Lightning]
- Page 13 [Lexar JumpDrive Secure II Plus]
- Page 14 [Super Talent Pico A]
- Page 15 [Super Talent Pico B]
- Page 16 [Super Talent Pico C]
- Page 16 [Testing and HD Tach - Write Performance]
- Page 17 [HD Tach - Read Performance]
- Page 18 [Final Thoughts]
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