FOSE, Washington D.C., — (March 20, 2007) — Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the availability of its DataTraveler Secure (DTS) and DataTraveler Secure – Privacy Edition (DTSP) USB 2.0 Flash drives in 8GB capacities.

“Kingston continues to deliver a wide range of USB Flash drives to protect user data,” said Mark Akoubian, Flash product manager, Kingston®. “DataTraveler Secure drives ensure data integrity under extreme conditions, without sacrificing performance. Hardware encryption and a complex password protocol make the Kingston DataTraveler Secure – Privacy Edition the perfect solution for our enterprise customer base,” continued Akoubian.

Rugged, waterproof and capable of withstanding harsh operating conditions, the DataTraveler Secure and Secure – Privacy edition drives feature industry-leading hardware-based encryption to safeguard critical data. The DTS is ideal for consumer and small to medium-size business (SMB) users, while the DTSP is designed to support enterprise-level customers. Both sport titanium-coated stainless steel casings that are waterproof rated and conform to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 60529 IPX8 standard to protect against water damage to depths up to four feet.

Access control and data protection are provided via 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) hardware-based encryption that enables information to be encrypted and decrypted by authorized users, without the need for special software. Performing at the top of their class with 24 MB/sec read and 10 MB/sec write speeds, the DataTraveler Secure and DataTraveler Secure – Privacy Edition drives are available in capacities of 512MB, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB and 8GB.

DataTraveler Secure for Consumers and SMBs

Designed to protect sensitive data on Windows-based systems, the Kingston DataTraveler Secure comes with MyDataZone software that lets users apply password access control for a private data storage area on the USB drive. If ever lost or stolen, this advanced encryption continues to protect data in the drive’s privacy zone. For ease of use and personalization, the DataTraveler Secure includes My Traveler software to help users manage content, set language preferences and synchronize files with a host device.

DataTraveler Secure – Privacy Edition for the Enterprise

To meet specific enterprise-level security and compliance requirements, Kingston’s DataTraveler Secure – Privacy Edition drives feature advanced security measures, including a complex password protocol which locks out potential attacks after ten consecutive failed password attempts.

Kingston DataTraveler Secure & Secure — Privacy Edition Specifications

Dimensions: 3.06” x 0.9” x 0.47” (77.9 mm x 22.2 mm x 12.05 mm)
Casing: titanium-coated stainless steel
Capacities: 512MB, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB
Compliant: designed to USB 2.0 specifications Operating Temperature: 32º F to 140º F (0º C to 60º C) Storage Temperature: -4º F to 185º F (-20º C to 85º C)
Compatibility: Win 2000 SP4 or higher, Win XP SP1 and above, Win Vista DataTraveler Secure compatibility Q2 2007 Win Vista DataTraveler Secure – Privacy Edition compatible now


Secure: 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption (privacy zone)
Waterproof: protected against water damage
Fast: data transfer rates of up to 24 MB/sec read and up to 10 MB/sec write
Enhanced: for Windows® Vista ReadyBoost(TM)**
Safeguarded: includes MyDataZone access security software for Windows Easy to Use: plug and play into any USB port; includes My Traveler file management software
Guaranteed: five-year warranty

Kingston DataTraveler Secure – Privacy Edition Specifications All of the above, plus full privacy with 100% of stored data protected by 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption.

Pricing for the DataTraveler Secure:
512MB – $38
1GB – $58
2GB – $100
4GB – $150
8GB – $282

Pricing for DataTraveler Secure – Privacy Edition:
512MB- $50
1GB – $77
2GB – $125
4GB – $188
8GB – $350

About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.
Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for PDAs, mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California, Malaysia, Taiwan, China and sales offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Russia, Australia, Taiwan, China, and Latin America. For more information, please call (800) 337-8410 or visit

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* Some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. For more information, please consult Kingston’s Flash Memory Guide at

** DataTraveler Secure only.

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