Reviews and Problems with Kingston DataTraveler Locker
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Kingston 8 GB DataTraveler Locker plus
jhunie, REVIEW STREAM
2 May 2011
Excerpt: The most basic form of memory storage today is the flash drive. Since the preponderance of USB flash drives, I’ve forgotten and lost many. Their small size is to blame for that, but it’s hard to deny they’re essentially indispensable.
Summary: I needed a USB flash drive that was sturdy and reliable, with a significant level of security so the data is contained could not be used by someone if I ever misplaced it. This does the job then some at a reasonable price.
Summary: I wanted a password-protected USB drive for carrying some small files when I travel, and this seemed to fit the bill at a good price. But I ran into a problem that some others have mentioned. After installing the driver successfully on my TOSHIBA Satellite laptop running Windows 7, the driver did not launch automatically; and when I clicked to launch it, I got the message "unable to locate the removable drive. Please remove and reinsert your DTLocker+.
Summary: This really fills my need for a secure way to carry around office files and personal information. Using Windows 8 and a Dell XPS desktop, it was a cinch to initialize this usb memory stick and to select my password. Then, using the computer's usb 3.0 port, I transferred 6.5 GB of data to the Data Traveler (DT from this point) in only a few minutes. Much faster than when I have tried the same thing on usb 2.0 ports. I locked the DT and rebooted the computer.
Summary: At this point, the only thing I can say about the flash drive is it is very durable. The metal case enclosure is perfect and the design is excellent. Moreover, this particular item runs circles around every other flash drive I've had in both appearance and functionality. The security software is an added bonus to boot. However, too bad it took company forever to market this concept. I've only been using the flash drive for a handful of days and as is well thus far.
Summary: This is a royal pain if you have multiple drives (Windows 7). After trying to run the software multiple times, all I get is: "DTLocker+ requires two free drive letters One free drive letter is available but an additional drive is not available. DTLocker+ cannot operate until an additional drive is available and will shut down." No amount of rearranging drive letters, and reboots satisfied the software, even though there are plenty of consecutive drive letters available.
Summary: The Kingston Data Traveler locker is a very secure device, however in a way it is too secure. After connecting the drive to the system and logging in, I have found that my Windows XP system will not recognize the device as still being physically connected after I log off. This requires me to physically disconnect the drive and reconnect it to be able to log in to it again. Kingston informed me that this is the way these drives are hard-programmed, and cannot be changed.
Summary: This is a great product. I was looking for a flash drive with easy password entry. Unlike some of the other password flash drives, this has one easy password to access the flash drive. Other flash drives have crazy systems where you have to encrypt each file or move a file into a "safe" on the drive.
Summary: USB flash drives come in all shapes and sizes and are great for a variety of uses. One of the most common and basic uses, is toting around documents. The Kingston Locker+ G2, aims to secure those documents and make it as seamless and easy to use as possible. PROS: - Easy-to-use security - Hardware encryption - Windows and Mac compatible - Great build quality - Classy appearance - 5-year warranty CONS: - Not super fast BUILD & DESIGN The Locker+ G2 is encased in metal and...