Kingston to release Windows To Go USB flash drive

By Kul Bhushan | Published on 21 Sep 2012
Kingston to release Windows To Go USB flash drive

Kingston has entered into a partnership with Microsoft to create a Windows To Go compatible USB flash drive. Windows To Go is a new feature of Windows 8 Enterprise Edition, and requires a unique external USB 3.0 device capable of SSD-like performance to meet the Windows To Go requirements.

Kingston further says the Kingston DataTraveler Workspace USB Flash drive, slated to be released this October, is designed for enterprise environments which want to use Windows 8 from a USB drive to support multiple devices. The new Windows To Go USB drive is also going to benefit the companies that employ contractors and/or consultants, or are faced with disaster recovery scenarios. It's learnt that the drive is fully bootable and incorporates SSD technology in a small USB form factor so users can access their enterprise system from a portable device.

“Kingston’s DataTraveler Workspace will give our customers the performance and endurance required to deliver a great experience when running Windows 8 Enterprise from a USB drive,” says Karri Alexion-Tiernan, Director of Product Marketing, Windows Enterprise, Microsoft.

“Kingston has been working together with Microsoft for over a year in developing a USB Flash drive capable of meeting the requirements of Windows To Go. We are excited to offer this drive to our enterprise customers later this year,” says Nathan Su, Flash Memory Sales Director, APAC Region, Kingston.

Kingston currently has a beta version of the drive available for enterprises or organizations in need of evaluating the Windows To Go feature of Windows 8 Enterprise Edition. For more information, visit

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