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Kingston Enhances Award-Winning IronKey D300 Encrypted USB

  • Unique Serial-Number and Bar Code on Each Drive
  • Virtual Keyboard Helps Prevent Keylogging
  • Kingston to Demo Award Winning Products at ISC East 2018

Fountain Valley, CANovember 14, 2018 − Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, has added new features to its recent Cyber Defense 2018 Global Awards winning IronKey™ D300 encrypted USB Flash drive to improve device management and security. IronKey D300 is FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified and uses 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption in XTS mode. Shipping next week, a new Serialized version (D300S) with two new features will further enhance the drive’s already advanced level of security to safeguard sensitive data.

IronKey D300S will have a unique serial number and bar code on the drive itself, allowing network administrators to simply read or scan the code instead of plugging in the drive. When a drive is deployed, returned or during any physical auditing or asset management of hardware, this feature will make the process more efficient and streamlined. The second feature, a virtual keyboard, enables users to enter a password with clicks of the mouse instead of using a physical keyboard, thereby providing a greater level of protection against any possible keylogging when using D300S on other computers.

The new Serialized drives will also be available as a Managed model1 (D300SM) that requires IronKey EMS or SafeConsole® by DataLocker³ allowing central management of drive access and usage across thousands of drives. This will be the first IronKey drive that will now be supported on SafeConsole, allowing it to be used by customers who already have it installed. IronKey D300SM will be available Q1 2019.

“We’re not content on standing pat with any of our products, no matter how good they are,” said Richard Kanadjian, encrypted USB business manager, Kingston “The data protection provided by IronKey D300 is already top notch, and we’ve listened to requests from our customers. These two enhancements in the D300 series add to its industry-leading data-protection capabilities. With Kingston’s 30-plus years of expertise in quality technology solutions behind it, along with the latest NAND Flash memory and controller technology, users of any D300 drive can rest assured that their confidential data and information are well protected from the risks and threats associated with loss, theft, or stolen digital devices.”

Those attending International Security Conference & Exposition (ISC East) 2018 are invited to stop by to hear more about Kingston’s complete line of superior data performance solutions for their varied security, data, audio/video, or other application needs. Also on display will be the new IronKey D300S and D300SM encrypted USB before it launches. ISC East is the Northeast’s largest and most comprehensive security trade show providing one-on-one conversations with the industry’s top innovators, special events, and cutting-edge education.

ISC East 2018 will be held November 14-15 in New York, NY at the Javits Center. Kingston will be located in booth #265.

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Kingston IronKey D300 Serialized Features and Specifications:

  • Encrypted: With encryption, no one can access data that you have stored on the drive without knowing the password.
  • Meet frequently requested IT requirements: IronKey D300 is FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified and TAA compliant so you can rest assured it meets the most frequently requested corporate and government IT requirements.
  • Easily manage thousands of drives: With IronKey EMS or SafeConsole you can centrally administer access and usage policies and easily manage thousands of drives.
  • Unique Serial Number and Scannable Barcode: Time saver, simply read or scan the barcode, when deploying, when it is returned as well as during any physical auditing.
  • Interface: USB 3.1 Gen 1
  • Capacity7: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB
  • Speed8: USB 3.1 Gen 1: 4GB: 80MB/s read, 12MB/s write
    8GB & 16GB: 165MB/s read, 22MB/s write
    32GB: 250MB/s read, 40MB/s write
    64GB: 250MB/s read, 85MB/s write
    128GB: 250MB/s read, 85MB/s write
    USB 2.0: 4GB: 30MB/s read, 12MB/s write
    8GB–128GB: 30MB/s read, 20MB/s write
  • Dimensions: 3.06″ x 0.9″ x 0.47″ (77.9 mm x 22.2 mm x 12.05 mm)
  • Waterproof: Up to 4 ft.; conforms to IEC 60529 IPX82.
  • Operating Temperature: 32°F to 140°F (0°C to 60°C)
  • Storage Temperature: -4°F to 185°F (-20°C to 85°C)
  • Compatibility: USB 3.0 compliant and 2.0 compatible
  • Minimum System Requirements:
    o USB 3.0 compliant and 2.0 compatible
    o Two (2) free drive letters required for use
  • Compatible with: Windows® 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 (SP1), Mac OS (v. 10.11.x - 10.14.x)
  • Standard Drive Compatible with: Windows® 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 (SP1), Mac OS (v. 10.11.x - 10.14.x), Linux v.2.6x+ 6
  • Managed Drive Compatible with: Windows® 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 (SP1), Mac OS (v. 10.11.x - 10.14.x)
Kingston IronKey D300 Serialized
Part Number Capacity
IKD300S/4GB 4GB IronKey D300 Serialized USB Flash Drive
IKD300S/8GB 8GB IronKey D300 Serialized USB Flash Drive
IKD300S/16GB 16GB IronKey D300 Serialized USB Flash Drive
IKD300S/32GB 32GB IronKey D300 Serialized USB Flash Drive
IKD300S/64GB 64GB IronKey D300 Serialized USB Flash Drive
IKD300S/128GB 128GB IronKey D300 Serialized USB Flash Drive
IKD300SM/4GB 4GB IronKey D300 Serialized Managed USB Flash Drive
IKD300SM/8GB 8GB IronKey D300 Serialized Managed USB Flash Drive
IKD300SM/16GB 16GB IronKey D300 Serialized Managed USB Flash Drive
IKD300SM/32GB 32GB IronKey D300 Serialized Managed USB Flash Drive
IKD300SM/64GB 64GB IronKey D300 Serialized Managed USB Flash Drive
IKD300SM/128GB 128GB IronKey D300 Serialized Managed USB Flash Drive

Compatibility Table
Operating System D300/D300S D300 Managed D300S Managed
File Transfer IronKey EMS File Transfer SafeConsole/
IronKey EMS
Windows® 10, 8.1. 8, 7 (SP1) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mac OS X v.10.9.x – 10.12.x Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Linux v.2.6.x+6 Yes4 No No Yes No

1 Password requirements set by Administrator during set up using IronKey EMS for IronKey D300 Managed drives.
2 Product must be clean and dry before use.
3 IronKey EMS/SafeConsole by DataLocker, purchased separately.
4 D300S supports limited Linux commands, such as login, logout, initialize, about and forgot password.
5 D300SM supports limited Linux commands, such as login, logout and password change.
6 Certain distributions of Linux will require super-user (root) privileges in order to execute the DataTraveler commands properly in the terminal application window.
7 Some of the listed capacity on a Flash storage device is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. As such, the actual available capacity for data storage is less than what is listed on the products. For more information, go to Kingston’s Flash Memory Guide at
8 Speed may vary due to host hardware, software and usage.

About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.

Founded in 1987, Kingston Technology Corporation offers a wide range of quality memory products and services designed for increased productivity and overall system performance. Through its ownership of Kingston Technology Company, Inc. and Kingston Digital, Inc., Kingston Technology Corporation is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of memory modules and digital media products.

Editor's Note:

For additional information, evaluation units or executive interviews, please contact David Leong, Kingston Technology Company, Inc., 17600 Newhope Street, Fountain Valley, CA USA 92708, 714-438-1817 (Voice). Press images can be found in Kingston’s press room at

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