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If you are looking for a portable device which can provide storage then you might want to consider using a USB flash drive. Small and compact, a flash drive is easy to use, and most importantly provides a solution for data on the go. Whether you are needing to carry a back-up of your next important project or want to transfer photos from your last holiday, a flash drive will come in handy.

What is a USB flash drive?

A flash drive, also often referred to as a USB device, thumb drive or a pen drive, is a small storage device which is connected to a computer or other device via a built-in USB Type-A connector. Flash drives are used to transfer files from one device to another. 

Unlike a traditional hard drive, a USB flash drive has no moving parts which make them mechanically robust and suitable for transporting data.

Kingston’s range of USB flash drives

Whether you are looking to simply organise files or password-protect your data, Kingston offers a range of USB flash drives for every need. Ranging in capacity from 8GB to 2TB, Kingston’s flash drives come in a variety of shapes and sizes, offering great storage in the most portable form. Carry on reading to discover what Kingston flash drive suits your needs the best. 

For Security 

Kingston DT4000G2 Encrypted USB Flash Drive

Kingston DT4000 G2 Encrypted USB Flash Drive

With the increasing rise of privacy risks and data privacy regulations being enforced, keeping data secure is more important than ever. If you hold sensitive information or data from your customers, then it is important to use encrypted USB flash drives. 

A traditional USB flash drive with a major development in terms of the measures taken to protect your sensitive data. The Kingston DataTraveler 4000 G2 is designed to be secure, offering business-grade security with 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption in XTS mode, which safeguards 100 percent of confidential data. 

For added peace of mind, the DataTraveler 4000 G2 enforces complex password protection and locks down and reformats after 10 intrusion attempts, alongside functioning in read-only access mode to avoid potential malware risks and features a tamper-evident seal.  

The DataTraveler 4000 G2 has FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certification to meet corporate and government IT requirements, is customisable, and offers SuperSpeed 3.0 technology so users don’t have to compromise speed for security. 

For Home 

Kingston DataTraveler G4

Kingston DataTraveler G4

Looking for a flash drive for use at home? Then Kingston’s DataTraveler G4 USB may be the right choice for you. A mix of practical design and bright colours make it an ideal storage solution for everyday use whether that be at home, work, or school. 

The Kingston DataTraveler G4 USB flash drive features USB 3.0 for quick and easy transfers of music, video and more. It is also backwards compatible with existing USB 2.0 ports, allowing 2.0 users to move to 3.0 in the future without having to replace their device. 

Offering great portability, the colourful loop attaches to key rings to ensure you can easily carry your files and data around with you. Plus, the Kingston DataTraveler G4 features a practical cap to protect the USB plug and your data.  

For Style 

Kingston DataTraveler Micro 3.1

Kingston DataTraveler Micro 3.1

Transferring large files between devices can prove to take some time, and there is no quicker way than using a USB flash drive. But perhaps you aren’t happy with the plasticky casing some USBs appear to have and are looking for something smarter. Not to worry, Kingston’s range of USB drives come in a variety of shapes and sizes and even include robust, smart-looking, metal casings. If you are wanting a USB flash drive which reliably stores files but reassuringly looks smart, then you might want to consider using the Kingston DataTraveler Micro 3.1 USB

Ultra-small, capless, and lightweight, the DataTraveler Micro USB is a compact flash drive small enough to keep it plugged into your device, even when you place it in your bag. It features a metal casing and a built-in key loop, so it’s easy to take with you wherever you go. 

This plug-and-play flash drive is USB 3.1 Gen 1 compliant and has read speeds of 100MB/s for faster file access. Speed and style in one tiny USB! 

For Work

Kingston DataTraveler SE9 G2 3.0

Kingston DataTraveler SE9 G2 3.0

If you are looking for a USB drive for work which offers a good mixture of features, affordability and still looks stylish, then the Kingston DataTraveler SE9 G2 is a great place to start. 

No matter how virtual our world becomes, we are still going to need devices to help us get on with our next project or help our boss out with a last-minute deadline. But, luckily for you, they don’t have to be unpleasant looking. The DataTraveler SE9 G2’s compact size makes it easy to carry around whilst its stylish, capless design fits into any lifestyle. It features a stylish metal casing with a large ring so it will attach easily to your keys or work lanyard.  

The DataTraveler SE9 G2 from Kingston now offers even faster read and write speeds utilising USB 3.0 technology, meaning you will save time when transferring, sharing or storing files. 

For the iPhone user

Kingston DataTraveler Bolt Duo

Kingston DataTraveler Bolt Duo

Need more storage on your iPhone? The Kingston DataTraveler Bolt Duo is an easy way to extend the storage space on your Apple device. Using an iPhone app and featuring both a Lightning and Type-A USB connector, this USB drive is the perfect solution to storing extra photos and videos. The two connector types on each end allow for easy transfer of files from your iPhone. 

The DataTraveler Bolt Duo ensures you have extra space for more memories and allows you to back up all those priceless photos, whilst the included keychain accessory means you can easily take it with you wherever you go. Simply plug it in, download the Bolt app, and back up your camera roll. 

Apple-certified, the Bolt Duo also allows you to take photos and videos directly to the USB drive instead of taking up storage space on your iPhone, whilst the camera feature can record video in 720p, 1080p, or 4K. Additionally, the Kingston Bolt also features a security feature, allowing users to set a password or Touch ID in order to access the app with their bolt. Think of it as a flash drive for your iPhone! 

Now that you are aware of the different uses, head to our website to view our full range of Kingston USB Flash Drives
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