Kingston Announces Data Traveler Vault 4000 G2 and Vault 4000M-R G2

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Kingston sent along the following press release to announce their new Data Traveler 4000 Gen2 USB flash drives. These USB flash drives are all about safeguarding data through a tamper-evident seal and 256-bit AES encryption. The Management Ready model offers additional security through the optional SafeConsol management utility. The drives are available in capacities ranging from 4 GB up to 64 GB. Below is the press release as provided to us by Kingston, which goes into greater detail of the drives capabilities, features, and specifications.

Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced a pair of next-generation encrypted USB Flash drives designed to safeguard an organization’s valuable data. The DataTraveler® 4000 Gen. 2 and DataTraveler 4000 Gen. 2 Management Ready protect sensitive information with high-level encryption.

DataTraveler 4000 Gen. 2 is FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified so it provides a tamper-evident seal for physical security to detect and respond to attempts to access, use or modify the cryptographic module. Data is protected by hardware-based 256-bit AES encryption in XTS mode and the drive casing is made of titanium coated stainless steel. The drive is designed to reduce the possibility of successful brute force attacks as it locks down and reformats after 10 failed password attempts.

DataTraveler 4000 Gen. 2 Management Ready features the same security and features as DataTraveler 4000 Gen. 2 but also offers optional SafeConsole®* management from BlockMaster®. SafeConsole gives organizations powerful tools including the ability to remotely reset passwords, configure password and device policies and activate audit for compliance. DataTraveler 4000 Gen. 2 Management Ready gives companies the flexibility to initially deploy the drive as a stand-alone, secure device, and then have the option of adding a central management solution later.

Both drives offer USB 3.0 data transfer rates and are available in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities. DataTraveler 4000 Gen. 2 and DataTraveler 4000 Gen. 2 Management Ready utilize industry-leading NAND and controller design that allows the NAND to be interchanged without requalification and certification. This allows enterprise companies to add the drives to their standards list with confidence.

DataTraveler 4000 Gen. 2 and DataTraveler 4000 Gen. 2 Management Ready are backed by a five-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability. For more information visit

DataTraveler 4000 Gen. 2 & DT4000 Gen. 2 Management Ready Features & Specifications:

  • High-end FIPS Validated Security: 100-percent of stored data is protected by hardware-based, 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) in XTS mode

  • Tamper-Evident seal: physical security to detect and respond to attempts at physical access, use or modification of the cryptographic module

  • USB 3.0.: latest USB standard guarantees backwards compatibility with USB 2.0

  • Read-Only Access Mode: when selected, access files in Read-only Mode to avoid potential Malware risks

  • Enforced password protection: complex password is user set with minimum characteristics to prevent unauthorized access

  • Secure: drive locks down and reformats after 10 intrusion attempts

  • Easy to use: no admin rights or application installation required

  • Customizable: preload content, password length, maximum number of password attempts and internal/external serialization numbering

  • Co-logo available

  • Ruggedized: titanium-coated stainless steel casing

  • Waterproof1: protected against water damage

  • TAA Compliant

  • Guaranteed: five-year warranty with free technical support

  • Dimensions: 3.00″ x 0.9″ x 0.47″ (77.9mm x 22mm x 12.05mm)

  • Speed:
    USB 3.0
    : 4GB: 80MB/s read, 12MB/s write8GB & 16GB: 165MB/s read, 22MB/s write32GB: 250MB/s read, 40MB/s write64GB: 250MB/s read, 85MB/s write – USB 2.0:4GB: 30MB/s read, 12MB/s write8GB–64GB: 30MB/s read, 20MB/s write

  • Capacities: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB

  • Operating Temperature: 32°F to 140°F (0°C to 60°C)

  • Storage Temperature: -4°F to 185°F (-20°C to 85°C)

  • Minimum System Requirements:
    USB 2.0 compliant and 1.1 compatible – Two (2) free drive letters required for use

Dino DeCesari (Lvcoyote)

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