USB Flash Drives are one of the easiest ways to store and transfer data. However, they often lack security measures and are the most vulnerable to data loss. Meaning that if you accidentally misplace your drive in the library for example, or if it gets stolen, it can be very easy for someone to access the data held on them. A security breach might also happen if a virus is present on a user’s computer and when that drive is then plugged into the infected system.
Encrypted USB Flash Drives are one of the easiest and most secure ways to ensure that your data is protected. In particular, AES 256-bit hardware encrypted USB flash drives are more secure and harder to break than software encryption, adding an extra layer of security to stop others from accessing what’s yours.
To help you out, we’ve chosen the best secure drives from Kingston to ensure you are buying a dependable storage solution that meets your requirements. So, on that note, here are the best USB flash drives for students.
Kingston’s DataTraveler® Vault Privacy 3.0 USB Flash drive provides affordable business-grade security with 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption in XTS mode. It protects 100 per cent of stored data and enforces complex password protection with minimum characteristics to prevent unauthorised access. For additional peace of mind, the drive locks down and reformats after 10 intrusion attempts, whilst added Anti-Virus protects against viruses. Available here.
Kingston’s DataTraveler® 2000 Flash Drive is designed to be secure, with an alphanumeric keypad that locks the drive with a word or number combination for easy-to-use PIN protection. DT2000 features hardware-based, full-disk AES 256-bit data encryption in XTS mode. Encryption is performed on the drive and no trace of the PIN is left on the system. With keypad and encryption, no one can see what you have stored on the drive without knowing the PIN. Available here.
Kingston’s DataTraveler 4000G2 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. It features Optional SafeConsole1 Management that enables a complete set of management tools. Plus, the flash drive is FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified. Available here.
Put a lock on your personal data with Kingston’s DataTraveler Locker+ G3. A safe and convenient way to secure sensitive documents with hardware encryption and password protection. The drive locks down and re-formats after 10 failed login attempts. This drive offers cloud backup as an optional feature. Users can chose to automatically back up data from their DT Locker+ G3 to their choice of cloud service, so if the drive is lost or stolen, their data is in a safe place. Available here.
Protecting 100 per cent of stored data with 56-bit AES hardware-based encryption, Kingston’s DTVP is an affordable drive which offer business grade security by enforcing complex password protection to prevent unauthorised access. SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology means that users don’t have to compromise on transfer speeds for security, either. DataTraveler 3.0 is backed by a five-year warranty, technical support and legendary Kingston reliability. Available here.
With 4GB capacity, Kingston’s DataTraveler 2000 is the perfect addition to any students kit. With an alphanumeric keypad, you can simply key in your PIN to unlock the data files on your drive. DT2000 features hardware-based, full-disk AES 256-bit data encryption in XTS mode. Encryption is performed on the drive and no trace of the PIN is left on the system. With keypad and encryption, no one can see what you have stored on the drive without knowing the PIN. Available here.