Kingston’s Latest Storage Products for 2020 (Pepcom 2020)


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You’re running out of space on your phone too, huh? Then it’s time to back up all those pictures and videos! Kingston, a long time maker of memory products and computer peripherals, has an updated arsenal of flash drives for your Android phone as well as for your PC.

But first, let’s start with the super secure DataTraveler 2000. With a physical alpha-numeric keypad to prevent data theft, it lets you create any passcode up to a 16 characters. They can be used when plugged into printers and projectors too – but only after you’ve entered the passcode, which is great for sensitive documents like health records and tax forms. The encryption engages once again after you unplug it.

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To minimize hacking attempts on stolen drives, Kingston’s whole line of encrypted drives gives you ten chances to enter the correct password. After that, the data is locked. The drive itself can still be used, but will need to be re-formatted. They come in 4GB to 128GB sizes.

Next Gen DataTraveler Duo Drives (for Android smartphones & tablets)

They’re typically used for backing up pictures and videos from Android devices (no cable required!) which you can then transfer to your computer. Kingston has 2 entry level upgrades in this department.

For devices that use micro USB, the DataTraveler MicroDuo3 G2 has micro USB in one end and regular USB-A on the other. Storage is available up to 128GB with speeds of USB 3.2 Gen 1. This thing is tiny!

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For newer USB-C devices, the DataTraveler Duo has USB-C in one end and regular USB-A on the other. Capacity comes in 32GB and 64GB sizes with speeds of USB 3.2 Gen 1. It’s got dual sliders to protect the connectors.

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High Performance USB Flash Drives (Type A and Type C)

The USB-A type DataTraveler Kyson is a fast drive with USB 3.2 speeds. It’s best used in situations (like a fast paced workplace) where your impatient boss is waiting on you for those 25MB product pictures. Like yesterday. Transfer speeds go up to Read: 200MB/s, Write: 60MB/s and capacity is available from 32GB to 256GB.

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The USB-C type DataTraveler 80 is also fast with similar transfer speeds (Read: 200MB/s, Write: 60MB/s) and capacities (from 32GB to 256GB).

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Both drives come with a 5 year warranty.

NVMe SSD Drives

Kingston’s latest NVMe gumstick sized PCIe SSD is the KC2500. This speedster is a self encrypting drive that reads as fast as 3,500 MB/s and writes 2,900 MB/s. It’s the latest in storage technology as the physical size keeps shrinking and size capacity rises (with the biggest size being 2TB). For the geeks in us, it uses a Gen 3.0 x4 controller and 96 layer 3D TLC NAND units.

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