Kingston’s flash drive is no joke when it comes to data security

The IronKey serial data storage, with a case size of 80 x 20 x 10.5 mm, is protected against physical and electronic hacking.

Kingston’s latest, IronKey Keypad 200 named pendrive is aimed at those who occasionally carry sensitive files with them and therefore require enhanced data security.


The 8, 16, 32, 64, or 128 GB capacity, with IP57 protection against dust and liquids, uses a 5 Gbps USB 3.0 interface for communication with the target machine, and in terms of sequential reading/writing up to 145/ It is capable of speeds of 115 MB/s.


The design, which offers 256-bit XTS-AES hardware encryption, protection against BruteForce and BadUSB attacks, has alphanumeric keys powered by a rechargeable battery independent of the operating system, which can be used to enter the unlocking PIN code. A polymer layer was applied to these buttons, which not only physically protects the number keys, but also significantly complicates the analysis of fingerprints on them.


You can initialize Administrator or User mode, and with the former you can access the contents of the drive even if you entered the wrong numbers ten times with the latter, and you forgot them. If the administrator’s PIN has been entered ten times, the device safely deletes the stored data, completely flattening the flash cells. With both types of plants, we can initiate write protection for a session in order to avoid damage caused by malicious programs (e.g. ransomware), but as an admin, we can extend this to a global level, so the device will only be readable until the lock is removed.

Its keyboard is FIPS 140-3 level 3 certified and its circuitry is coated with a special epoxy resin to prevent undamaged removal of semiconductor components. The storage, which is backwards compatible up to the USB 2.0 standard, can be paired with Windows, macOS, Linux, Chrome OS and Android 4 (or later) software environments, although any system that supports the USB mass storage function can be used.


The little thing that can be pulled out of the case and sold with a 3-year warranty is expected to debut in October, and price tags of 80, 140, and 180 pounds will be attached to the blister packs of the 8, 32, and 64 GB variants.

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