When you look at your keyring right now, what do you see? (Of course, you have to have a keyring for this little test to work out, mind you.) Your keys, from your car to your house, and maybe a little trinket to show how lucky you are. Well, what you need is a flash drive. No, reallly -- that's what you need. Just imagine how cool, and important you'll feel if you've got 32GB of data right there, easily accessible, ready whenever you are to get that next file to your computer, or anyone's computer for that matter. You're already starting to feel better about this, right?
Back in February Corsair unveiled its new Padlock 2 flash drive. The drive has a keypad on the front that won't allow access to any of the data on the drive until the correct PIN number is entered. Corsair has reported that an issue with the security on the drive has been discovered.
Active Media Products has a bunch of different USB drives that work for USB 2.0 and more than a few USB 3.0 drives. The flash drives the company offers often have odd designs. The latest flash drive from the company is called the Key Drive and you can tell what it looks like from the name.
Over the last few years, there have been several high-profile cases in America and Europe where flash drives with confidential data and computers with confidential information were lost. Some of the data was protected by encryption and some of it was not.
No great surprise, but as of April 6th - and a system update - Xbox 360 owners will be able to use USB flash drives to store their profiles, game-saves, demos and other data from the console. Confirmed by Major Nelson, the system will create a user-definable Xbox 360 partition on the drive - up to 16GB in size - and gamers can hook up two at a time for up to 32GB of storage.
Active Media Products has a full line of storage devices and SSDs that use solid state storage. Some of the devices are flash drives and others are SSDs designed to be used inside computers. Active Media Products has unveiled a new flash drive that is designed to work on both eSATA and USB equipped machines.
Data security is at the front of many minds in the business world. With the ease that data can be copied to and from portable devices today and the fact that these devices are easily lost or stolen means sensitive data has to be protected. Kanguru has a new flash drive that has achieved the FIPS 140-2 certification for data security called the Kanguru Defender Elite.
Kingston has offered 256GB flash drives before, but for some reason decided not to offer the 256GB DataTraveler 200 in America. The reason was probably the roughly $900 price tag the drive had when it debuted last summer in the UK. Kingston has decided the time is right for a massive capacity flash drive in America and has announced it is now shipping the DataTraveler 310 with 256GB of storage.
There are lots of people out there who have data on their computer that they don't want unauthorized people accessing. Whatever you need to keep safe from your collection of 80's music to personal information like medical records encryption is the way to go. Onix International has announced that the latest EncryptStick Version 4.1 flash drive is now available.