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TMCNet:  KDI to Introduce Certified USB Flash Drive for Windows To Go

[August 26, 2012]

KDI to Introduce Certified USB Flash Drive for Windows To Go

Aug 26, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Kingston Digital (KDI), a flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, announced it is working with Microsoft to create a Windows To Go-compatible USB Flash drive.

According to a release, Windows To Go is a new feature in Windows 8 Enterprise that enables enterprises to provision a full corporate desktop on an external USB drive, enabling users to boot and operate from multiple PCs. This new drive is a unique external USB 3.0 device capable of SSD-like performance and achieves all Windows 8 certification requirements.


KDI said the Kingston DataTraveler Workspace USB Flash drive, to be released this October, is designed for enterprise environments that want to use Windows To Go to support their mobile workforce and contingent staff for scenarios such as bring a device and sharing PCs. 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.

"We are excited to have Kingston as an associate on Windows To Go. Our joint innovation will further enable mobile work styles. 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," said 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," said Andrew Ewing, Flash memory business manager, Kingston. "We appreciate the work from Genesys Logic, Inc., who have helped ensure that the drive is compatible and can boot from the latest systems. Kingston would also like to recognize the work of LSI Corp. in helping to ensure the forthcoming USB Flash drive with their SandForce Flash Storage Processor meets the performance requirements of Windows To Go." More information: www.kingston.com ((Comments on this story may be sent to newsdesk@closeupmedia.com))

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