updated 01:25 pm EST, Tue November 17, 2009
Kingston DT Locker+ has 256-bit encryption
Kingston on Tuesday announced the release of the DataTraveler Locker+ USB Flash drive series with 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption. Meant for businesses which require data security, the thumb drives won't reveal their contents without a complex password. They also thwart automated password cracks by automatically reformatting the drive after 10 consecutive incorrect guesses.
Users cannot make an open, unprotected partition in the DataTraveler Locker+ but can do so in the DataTraveler Locker drives. The drives are compatible with both Windows and Mac OS X computers. The DataTraveler Locker+ can be had today in 4GB ($36), 8GB ($50), 16GB ($100) and 32GB ($200) capacities.