This site uses cookies to provide enhanced features and functionality. By using the site, you are consenting to this. We value your privacy and data security. Please review our Cookie Policy and Privacy Policy, as both have recently been updated.

Windows To Go Drives

IronKey W700

Kingston’s IronKey™ W700 offers companies deploying Microsoft® Windows To Go an ultra-secure USB drive with built-in hardware-based XTS-AES 256-bit encryption and FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validation. The drive provides the safeguard of the strictest data security standards while delivering fast performance. Using IronKey EMS by DataLocker, available from DataLocker, IronKey W700 can be optionally managed to centrally administer access and usage policies. Rugged and secure casing meets the most stringent standards for military-grade strength and durability.

  • Windows To Go certified
  • Ultra-secure FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validation
  • Optionally managed via IronKey EMS by DataLocker
  • Ruggedised case

Capacities{{Footnote.N37130}} 32GB, 64GB, 128GB

Password protection, XTS-AES 256-bit hardware encryption, Automatic data protection upon device removal FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validated

FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validated

Manageable: Enterprise management is an optional feature for the W700 devices. Use IronKey EMS by DataLocker to centrally administer access and usage policies across thousands of IronKey Workspace W700 drives.

Speed{{Footnote.N37139}}: Max Read: 400 MB/second, Max Write: 300 MB/second

Dimensions: 82.3mm x 21.1mm x 9.1 mm

Operating Temperature: 0°C to 70°C

Storage Temperature: -40°C to 85°C

USB 3.0 SuperSpeed, dust-resistant, shock resistant, ruggedised

Waterproof: Up to 3 ft; MIL-STD-810F

Warranty: 5 years

System Requirements for Windows To Go

Boot process: Capable of USB boot

Firmware: USB boot-enabled. (PCs certified for use with Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10 can be configured to boot directly from USB; check with the hardware manufacturer if you are unsure of the ability of your PC to boot from USB)

Process Architecture: Must support the image on the Windows To Go drive

External USB Hubs: Not supported; connect the Windows To Go drive directly to the host machine

Processor: 1GHz or faster

RAM: 2GB or greater

Graphics: DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.2 or greater driver

USB Port: USB 2.0 port or greater

Learn More

Kingston's Co-Logo and Customisation Program is available for selected drives. Minimum quantities per order; contact your Kingston representative for details. More

Frequently Asked Questions
More Questions

Your corporate workspace on the go. Kingston's DataTraveler® Workspace is certified by Microsoft® for use with Windows To Go, a key feature of Windows® 8 Enterprise. Windows To Go is a fully manageable corporate Windows 8 workspace on a specially configured, bootable USB drive. It allows IT administrators to easily support such work styles as "bring your own PC," mobile workforce and the needs of contingency staff, who need access to the corporate environment without security compromise. This USB 3.0 drive incorporates SSD controller technology to produce a high-performance, low latency drive. It is factory configured as a fixed drive so it boots through USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 ports on any hardware that has been certified for use with either Windows 7 or Windows 8 operating systems. DataTraveler Workspace is backed by a two-year warranty, free technical support and the legendary reliability that makes Kingston® the world's independent memory leader.

FAQ: wtg-1

Windows To Go was designed for enterprise usage and targets scenarios such as continuance of operations, contractors, managed free seating, travelling workers, and work from home. Windows to Go is a cost-effective and lightweight solution that enables several scenarios for an enterprise:

  • Windows To Go enables employees to access corporate environment securely from any work or personal computer capable of running Windows version 7 or 8
  • It allows IT administrators to support work styles like "BYOD", mobile workforce, and contingency staff
  • It enables organizations to reduce hardware costs
  • It enables organizations to provide secure work environments to key employees as part of the organization's disaster recovery procedures.
FAQ: wtg - 2

Windows To Go supports host devices certified for use with Windows 7 or Windows 8. Because Mac computers are not certified for use with Windows 7 or Windows 8, using Windows To Go is not supported on a Mac. XP could be running on the system, but the PC must at least meet the minimum requirements of Windows 7. Since DT Workspace boots from the BIOS, the OS on the host PC isn't an issue. Please see the minimum system requirements of the host PC below: 


FAQ: wtg - 3

For host computers running Windows 8: Press Windows logo key+W and then search for Windows To Go startup options and then press Enter. In the Windows To Go Start-up Options dialog box select Yes and then click Save Changes to configure the computer to boot from USB.

For host computers running earlier OS versions of Windows: If the host computer is running an earlier version of the Windows operating system need to configure the computer to boot from USB manually.

Hotkeys and BIOS configuration
You enter the BIOS settings for your computer before the operating system starts through using what is called a "hotkey" – these are function keys that have been mapped to utilities by the firmware manufacturers. The following table provides a reference to some well-known hotkeys:

How to configure your host computer BIOS settings to work with Windows To Go
1.Shut off the computer.
2.Insert your Windows To Go drive into a USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port on the computer. (Do not use a USB hub).
3.Start the computer and be ready to press the correct hotkey for your computer. Press it one to three seconds after pressing the power button but before the Windows loading screen appears.

  1. For one-time use of Windows To Go, press the hotkey to access the Boot Menu and select your USB drive. This will boot directly into Windows To GO for only this boot sequence. The first use of a Windows To Go drive on a specific computer may cause an automatic reboot; if so, repeat this step. Some computers will not support this method and will require that you change the boot order in the BIOS.
  2. For repeated use of Windows To Go, press the hotkey to access the BIOS.

4.Once in the BIOS, navigate to the option that controls the boot order (this may be under "Boot" or "System Configuration" or "Storage").
5.There should be a list for "Boot Priority." Place your USB drive at the top of this list (USB drive may be listed under either a "USB" title or under its manufacturer's title). If the option is unavailable, continue on to 6.
6.Check for USB boot support.

  1. Some systems have USB boot disabled by default. You should be able to enable this from the current "Boot" tab.
  2. Some systems have "boot grouping" and you must disassociate the USB drive to allow USB boot. You can modify this from HDD/Hard Drive Properties.
FAQ: wtg - 4

Users can either store on DT Workspace, an external drive, or a network drive. When running Windows To Go, the host system's internal hard drive cannot be accessed to prevent data leakage. Users can use the remaining storage on the drive, an external drive or server based storage if required.

FAQ: wtg -5

No, users can pick any host that is available and boot into their work environment without the risk of leaving confidential data on the host PC.

FAQ: wtg - 6

No. This drive is intended to be used as a bootable fixed device for the purposes of running the Microsoft Windows 8 Enterprise Windows to Go feature.

FAQ: wtg - 7

The information saves on the drive itself.

FAQ: wtg - 8

Most of the time, this will be the enterprise administrator who will self-provision the drives in order to provide users an imaged version of Windows 8. The work involved for the administrator is the same way they are provisioning a HDD or SSD. For further information, please see the Windows To Go Step by Step article on the TechNet Wiki for a walkthrough of the drive creation process

If the users have administrator permissions they can self-provision a Windows To Go drive using the Windows To Go Creator wizard which is included in Windows 8 Enterprise edition. Additionally, the Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Service Pack 1 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager includes support for user self-provisioning of Windows To Go drives. Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 CTP can be downloaded for evaluation from the Microsoft Download Center.

FAQ: wtg - 9

Microsoft will be selling Enterprise licenses to their Enterprise accounts through the Microsoft's Software Assurance (SA). Software Assurance was introduced in 2001 as an element of Microsoft's Volume Licensing programs. Software Assurance's primary value proposition is an "insurance policy" — ensuring that customers would not face unexpected or unbudgeted costs to purchase Microsoft technology upgrades.

FAQ: wtg - 10
        Back To Top