Unlock Kingston's newest SSD with its built-in touchscreen

Unlock Kingston’s newest SSD with its built-in touchscreen

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Unlock Kingston's newest SSD with its built-in touchscreen
Tap in a password directly onto the touchscreen of Kingston's new IronKey external SSD.
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The Kingston IronKey Vault Privacy 80 External SSD includes a touchscreen and hardware encryption to protect user data. Unlock the XTS-AES 256-bit encryption by tapping in a password or numeric passcode onto the touchscreen.

It’s available in capacities up to 1920 GB.

Kingston IronKey Vault Privacy 80 External SSD designed to be secure but easy to use

“As more and more people continue to work from home and outside of company firewalls, we want to provide higher capacity options of user-friendly military-grade security for small and medium businesses to complement our existing encrypted USB drives,” said Richard Kanadjian from Kingston. “IronKey Vault Privacy 80ES does just that. Between the color touchscreen, the myriad security features, and its small form factor, users can truly control their data in their own hands.”

It is FIPS 197 certified and can handle Brute Force attacks and BadUSB with digitally-signed firmware.

It offers separate Admin and User passwords. The Admin can set rules like a maximum number of shared password attempts, a minimum password length, auto-timeout to lock drive, randomize touch-screen layout and Secure-Erase.

The IronKey Vault Privacy 80 External SSD offers broad compatibility, being usable with macOS, Windows, Chrome OS, Linus and any computer that supports a USB mass storage device.

The drive has a USB-C port but doesn’t emphasize speed. It uses USB 3.2 Gen 1, which means data transfers top out at 250MB/s read, 250MB/s write. It is backward compatible with older standards.

It is 4.8 inches by 3.3 inches by 0.7 inches (122.5 mm x 84.2 mm x 18.5 mm)

The Kingston IronKey Vault Privacy 80 External SSD is available in 480GB, 960GB, and 1920GB capacities.

Those looking for something physically small and who don’t need the extra security should look at the Kingston DataTraveler Max.

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