In this modern era, if someone want to save the data, they must loooking for secure data storage. People in z generation maybe just know the flashdisk, hard disk or a memory card. So let’s see in 60 years ago, people start save they data and information at floppy disk (or discette or simply disk). This media have And in this media just have a sistem read only. So if we save the data in the floppy disk we can’t do the modification or delete any data in this floppy disk. And until Iomega Corp produced the zip disk , the data storage with more capacity. Afther that the development of data storage is growing rapidly. After zipdisk, the next development is hard disk, CD, DVD, HD-DVD, Memory Card, USB Flash Drive, and in this era we have online storage, its call ‘cloud storage’ like google drive, or et cetera.
Before we speak out the flash drive encrpted, I want to explain What is the USB 2.0 and USB 3.0? USB 2.0 is launched in April 2000, it have speed of data transfer until 480 Mbps, it usually call ‘high speed’. The number of cable in USB 2.0 is just 4 cables. The metode that USB 2.0 use is half duplex, it means allows for two – way data transfer alternately or other meaning is can’t sending and receiving at one time. Color of the connector and cable is black or grey and cable length maximum 5 meters.
USB 3.0 is launched in November 2008. It have 6 until 10 time more fast than USB 2.0, it call ‘super speed’ data transfer up to 4.8 Gbps. The number of cable in USB 3.0 is until 9 cables. . USB 3.0 use full duplex metode for data transfer, it means allows for two – way data transfer simultaniously or can calls that can reading and writing in one time. . color of teh connector and cable is blue and almost always blue and cable length maximum 3 meters. The voltage for USB 3.0 is 4 Volt which originally voltage is 4.4 Volt and the electric current is improved to 150 mA, so we can saving electricity For this type is just support for operating system from windows 7 until new version of windows and linux. For USB 2.0 allow to use USB 3.0 port and running with normal speed like standard USB 2.0. But for USB 3.0 cannot use the USB 2.0 port. And not all device can use the speed to the maximum, like magnetic harddisk because it limited by disk rotation speed.
“Kingston’s DataTraveler® 4000G2 with Management offers affordable business-grade security with 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption in XTS mode, to safeguard 100 per cent of confidential data. For added peace of mind, the drive enforces complex password protection and locks down and reformats after 10 intrusion attempts. DT4000G2DM features SafeConsole1 management that enables a complete set of management tools. DataTraveler 4000G2DM is FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified and TAA-compliant, and it’s customisable to meet specific organisational needs.” – that what the web of Kingston Technology say for their promotions
In here I want to talking about the USB flash drive or people usually call flashdisk. A hard data storage that can save from 2GB until 1TB. More spesificly I want to talking about cool flash drive that have bussiness-grade security. Its DT4000G2 Encrypted USB 3.0 Flash Drive with Safe Console Management Option. It have several kinds of capacity, they are 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB. And they have 2 type of speed is USB 3.0 and USB 2.0. it protect sensitive data with 256 – bit AES encryption and this product is waterproof up to 4 ft ( conforms to IEC 60529 IPX8. Product must be clean and dry before use ). This product can operating in temperature 0 C to 60 C and the storage temperature start from -20 C to 85 C. the dimension of this drive is 77.9 mm x 22.2 m x 12.05 mm. There are two drive letter can we use.
This flash drive is very suitable for a data company or data privacy because it can protect our data with true security key both far or local area. The key that forgot allow to be reset again the key, and it have a automatic inventory fitur “remote kill” if you lost the device. With the encrypt protect we don’t worry about our data because nobody can look at what saved in your drive if they don’t have the key for unlock the data. So This product priced about $53 for 4 GB or if converted to indonesian rupiah is Rp750.500,- . And you must pay about $7.06 or in converted to indonesian rupiah is Rp99.964,587,- for every gigabyte for this drive. for other price is about $68 for 8 GB, $113 for 16 GB, $186 for 32 GB, and $337 for 64 versions. It means Rp962.828,- for 8 GB, Rp159.999,- for 16 GB, Rp2.633.628,- for 32 GB and Rp4.771.680,- for 64 GB. That price is not cheap but or security to our data why not? For me i don’t mind spending a little more money for my data and privacy keep secure and save. Speed of this drive working is depending to hardware host, software and how we use that. In this era maybe not much flash drive who offer and creat with encrypted.
The Weaknesses for this product is not suppport for operating system Windows XP but supported for windows 7 and the new windows version and linux. The cable length is just 3 meters for the USB 3.0 type, but it can we add USB hub manually.