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Kingston DataTraveler Vault Privacy Edition 4 GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive DTVP/4GB (Blue)


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4GB
  • Full Encryption 100 percent of stored data is protected by hardware-based, 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
  • Fast2 data transfer rates of up to 24 MB/sec. read and up to 10 MB/sec
  • Secure drive locks down and reformats after 10 intrusion attempts
  • Enforced password protection complex password is user set with minimum characteristics to prevent unauthorized access
  • Fully Supports Macintosh OS
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Technical Details

Capacity: 4GB
  • Brand Name: Kingston
  • Model: DTVP/4GB
  • Memory Storage Capacity: 4 GB

Product Details

Capacity: 4GB
  • Item Weight: 1.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0014IUWU0
  • Item model number: DTVP/4GB
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 7, 2004

Product Description

Capacity: 4GB

Product Description

Kingston's DataTraveler Vault Privacy Edition USB Flash drive is assembled in the U.S. for organizations that require a secure way to store and transfer portable data. The stored data is 100 percent secured by hardware-based, 256-bit AES encryption to guard sensitive information in case the drive is lost or stolen. Its durable, aluminum casing provides added protection. DataTraveler Vault - Privacy Edition is backed by a five-year warranty, free tech support and legendary Kingston reliability.

From the Manufacturer

Automatic data protection.

DataTraveler Vault Privacy

Kingston’s DataTraveler Vault Privacy is ideal for organizations that need a secure way to store and transfer portable data. It secures 100 percent of data stored with hardware-based, 256-bit AES encryption to guard any sensitive information in case the drive is lost or stolen.

Kingston’s DataTraveler Vault Privacy is:
  • TAA-compliant
  • Secure — drive locks down after a specified number of intrusion attempts and encryption key is destroyed; enforced complex password set by user
  • Customizable (minimum quantity required)
  • Waterproof — up to 4 ft.
  • Ruggedized
  • Easy to use
  • Assembled in the U.S.
  • Backed by a five-year warranty and free technical support
DataTraveler Vault Privacy, in packaging
Cologo Program Assembled in the USA TAA Compliant

Customer Reviews

It works smoothly and easily with Windows 7.
PB2008
They could reformat the drive and use it for other purposes but they would NOT get access to your data.
YeahSoMaybe?
Item is easy to use and transfers to all your computers securely.
Triband

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Buckley-Golder on March 12, 2011
Size Name: 8GB
My only prior experience with an encrypted USB key was with a Kingston DataTraveler Elite 1GB.

The main difference between that key and this one is that this key requires two free drive letters to function. When you first plug the key in, it appears to the system as a CD-ROM drive. The program to open access to your secure data is on this drive and, once you enter your password to unlock it, the secure data is revealed on a second drive letter.

This product does everything I need it to and I found it easy to set up on Windows 7. It's not very fast, but it's fast enough (the fastest I've seen it go is about 6-7MB/s) and I don't really have a need for anything faster. The device uses hardware encryption, so there's probably some overhead there.

There is one problem with this device that I consider to be a significant inconvenience. On Windows 7, if I shutdown the system while the key is still connected and authenticated, the program associated with the key will crash and block shutdown. This happens consistently, and the only way around it is to remember to shutdown the key software before you shutdown your PC. I have contacted Kingston support about this and they confirm that this is the only way to deal with this problem.

2/4/2012 EDIT: If you are looking for a similar device that doesn't have the Windows 7 shutdown issues and is just as easy to use in every other way, consider the IronKey D200.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Gadgester HALL OF FAME on January 26, 2010
Size Name: 4GB Verified Purchase
The Kingston DataTraveler Vault Privacy Edition features 256-bit AES encryption on 100% of the memory storage available to the user. This is in contrast with the non-Privacy Edition model which partitions the storage into non-secure and secure areas. Again, with this Privacy Edition model, every bit of data is secured; you cannot choose NOT to secure a file. (Notice the intended double negative here.)

When you first plug this into a USB port, the part of the drive that houses the built-in security program registers in Windows as a CD-ROM drive. (BTW, this product only works with Windows XP/Vista; I haven't tested on Win7 yet.) The small utility runs, letting you choose a password. You can also use the utility to set the number of allowed login attempts before the drive formats the ~4GB secured data storage area.

Subsequent plugging in of the drive results in Windows' displaying an Autorun box; you should run the DTVP program, which then prompts you for password. If you fail to type in the correct password a specified number of times -- 10 is the default -- the storage formats itself.

Windows reports 3.73GB of total available storage, in line with the 4GB rating of the drive. Even though it uses a hardware-based encryption/decryption engine, read and write speeds are below those of a "normal" USB stick drive. So this is best used for storing small documents, rather than large files. Of course, given the secure nature of the drive, most users will end up storing small document files anyway.

The cap can be easily lost, so be careful there.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By DAH on March 15, 2010
Size Name: 8GB Verified Purchase
This was the third or fourth flash drive I purchased, but the only one with encryption software compatible with Windows 7. The drive works awesome.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By PB2008 on June 2, 2012
Size Name: 32GB
These flash drives are very well built with an aluminum case. The drive implements good enterprise-quality security. It encrypts the entire flash drive with 256-bit AES encryption. You must define a strong password - it requires a minimum length and meeting three of four characteristics in the password - upper case, lower case, numeric digits, special characters.

The entire drive is encrypted. For those familiar with Kingston's secure drives, this is a change from earlier versions where you could partition the drive into encrypted and unencrypted sections. This is a minor nuisance, perhaps, although it guarantees that you don't accidentally put important information in an open section of the drive.

It works smoothly and easily with Windows 7. The read/write rates quoted seem about accurate when transferring large files. As with all flash drives, the read/write rate is lower when transferring many small files.

Also, it is set to accept up to nine incorrect password attempts. After the tenth incorrect try it will automatically erase the entire drive and require a new password be defined. All previous contents will be lost / unavailable. This helps prevent the data from getting into unauthorized hands.

Kingston offers several lines of yet higher levels of secure flash drives. This one, though, seems a great balance between strong protection, ease of use, and reasonable cost.

Check all the suppliers since there is considerable price variation. I found that buying direct from Amazon was the best price at the time of my purchase.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chaz on October 15, 2013
Size Name: 32GB
Package states that it works with Linux 2.6. I tested it with Linux 3.2. in the form of Xubuntu 12.04.3 LTS.

When I plugged it in, it auto-mounted as a "CD" to /media/DTVP. fdisk does not see it, so I don't know what you are supposed to do if it doesn't auto-mount. There are binary blobs there for initialization, login, logout, and password reset. There is also a pdf manual there. Just run e.g. the /media/DTVP/linux/linux64/dtvp_login blob to log in and then the KINGSTON FAT16 USB device shows up as a normal flash drive.
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