Comes with a keypad too!

Kingston starts shipping today their encrypted DataTraveler 2000 USB drive that offers hardware level encryption and PIN protection. The said drive comes in an aluminum shell with 2 parts that enables itself to conceal the keypads when not in use. It is available in 16, 32, and 64 GB flavors.

Kingston DataTraveler 2000 PR

The DataTraveler 2000 has 11 buttons, and LED status displays. The drive could be locked and unlocked using number or even word combinations, with an automatted lock when the drive has been detached. If someone attempted to access the device, Kingston added a lock-down feature that will render it to deny any pass-codes after 10 attempts. This is to combat brute-force intrusions. To learn more about the DataTraveler 2000, read the PR below:

Kingston Ships Encrypted USB with Keypad Access

Kingston, the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the release of DataTraveler® 2000 encrypted USB Flash drive. DataTraveler 2000 offers hardware encryption and PIN protection with access through an onboard alphanumeric keypad. It will ship later in Q1.

It is designed for global security IT professionals, small-to-medium businesses and corporate end users who require electronic data protection. DataTraveler 2000 is easily deployable in a work environment where multiple devices and operating systems are in use as the drive is OS independent and features hardware-based, full disk AES 256-bit data encryption in XTS mode. Encryption is done on the drive and no software or hardware drivers are needed.

DataTraveler 2000’s alphanumeric keypad allows users to lock the drive with a word or number combination for easy-to-use PIN protection. For additional security, its auto-lock feature is activated when the drive is removed from the host device and the encryption key and password are deleted after 10 invalid login attempts to thwart brute force intrusions. DataTraveler 2000 is built with durability in mind as an aluminum cover protects the drive from everyday elements such as water and dust.

“We are excited to add DataTraveler 2000 to our existing lineup of fast and encrypted USB Flash drives for organizations and SMBs,” said Nathan Su, Flash Memory Sales Director, APAC Region, Kingston. “It is the perfect option to deploy in the workforce where a uniform encrypted data storage solution that works on many different OS’ are in use.”

DataTraveler 2000 is using Datalock® Technology licensed from ClevX, LLC. The two companies have worked together for many years as ClevX’s innovative security and mobility solutions can be found on other Kingston encrypted USB Flash drives.

DataTraveler 2000 available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities and is backed by a three-year warranty, free live technical support and legendary Kingston reliability.  For more information please visit

Kingston DataTraveler 2000 Features and Specifications:

  • Interface:USB 3.1 Gen. 1 (USB 3.0)
  • Superior password protection:User sets a PIN to prevent unauthorized access
  • Easy to use: No application installation required
  • Compatible with: Windows® 10, Windows 8.1, 8, 7 (SP1), Vista® (SP2), Mac OS X v. 10.8.x+, Linux v. 2.6.x+, Chrome OS™, Android**
  • Secure: Drive locks down and reformats after 10 invalid login attempts
  • Guaranteed: Three-year warranty with free technical support
  • Capacities1: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB
  • Speed2: USB 3.1 speed:       16GB: 120MB/s read, 20MB/s write
  • 32GB: 135MB/s read, 40MB/s write
  • 64GB: 135MB/s read, 40MB/s write
  • 16GB: 30MB/s read, 20MB/s write
  • 32GB: 30MB/s read, 20MB/s write
  • 64GB: 30MB/s read, 20MB/s write


Kingston DataTraveler 2000
Part Number Capacity
DT2000/16GB 16GB DataTraveler 2000
DT2000/32GB 32GB DataTraveler 2000
DT2000/64GB 64GB DataTraveler 2000


Operating System compatibility                USB 3.1 Gen. 1 (USB 3.0)* USB 2.0
Windows® 10, 8.1, 8, 7(SP1), Vista®(SP2)
Mac OS X v 10.8.x+
Linux v.2.6.x+
Chrome OS ™
Android **

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