Kingston announced last week a new highly secure USB drive for companies and government organizations, the DataTraveler 6000.


The USB Kingston DataTraveler 6000 was awarded the FIPS validation (Federal Information Processing Standard) 140-2 Level 3, an American standard that includes four levels.
It actually uses a technology developed by Spyrus that offers a 256 bit AES encryption combined with a block cipher XTS.


Thus all data on the DataTraveler 6000 is protected by password. If 10 failed attempts in a row, the USB key is blocked and its contents destroyed.


Security also requires a robust design with a stainless steel design and a titanium shell, enough to withstand shocks but also to liquids.


Not surprisingly, the Kingston DataTraveler 6000 does not shine by its performance. USB 2.0 format, it indeed offers speeds of 11 MB / s read and 5 MB / s write.