USB flash drives are obviously an easy way to make your files portable. These little devices can also make losing your files rather easy, too. While there might not be much you can do about recovering your drive and whatever was on it, making sure that whoever winds up with your drive can't access your files is a smart idea. While there are plenty of ways to make any old flash drive more secure, there are also options that offer enhanced security right out of the box.
DataTraveler Locker+ product line is one option for those seeking a flash drive designed to keep their data private. The promotional image above shows the 16GB model to be covered in this review. Before taking a closer look at the sample provided, let's cover some of the published data taken from the official product page
on the Kingston website.
» Full Encryption — 100 percent of stored data is protected by hardware-based encryption
» Secure — drive locks down and reformats after 10 intrusion attempts.
» Enforced password protection — complex password issuer set with minimum characteristics to prevent unauthorized access
» Easy to use — no admin rights or application installation required
» Guaranteed — five-year warranty and 24/7 tech support
» Capacity: 16GB (4GB, 8GB, and 32GB also available)
» Dimensions: 2.58" x 0.71" x 0.41" (65.76mm x 17.98mm x 10.7mm)
» Operating Temperature: 32° to 140° F (0° to 60° C)
» Storage Temperature: -4° to 185° F (-20° to 85° C)
» Simple: just plug into a USB port
» Guaranteed: five-year warranty
» Minimum System Requirements:
» USB 2.0 compliant and 1.1 compatible
» Two (2) free consecutive drive letters required for use+
Packaging and Accessories:
's 16GB DataTraveler Locker+ flash drive is sold in the compact blister packaging shown in the images below. You get a good look at the product itself, as well as information regarding the features and capabilities.
After cutting our way into the packaging we find the items below are included. There is the paper insert with product information, the drive itself, and a small lanyard that could be used to connect the drive to a key ring.