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  • 11 October 2016 09:30

Kingston Releases IronKey D300 and IronKey D300 Managed Encrypted USB Flash Drive

- FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Certified, 256-bit AES-XTS Hardware-based Encryption to Safeguard Sensitive Information - Managed Drive Requires IronKey EMS by DataLocker - Australian Stay Smart Online Week October 10-14

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Sydney, Australia – 11 October 2016  As data breaches are still pervasive nowadays, it increases the need to ensure sensitive information is properly retained, stored, and protected. To help companies and organisations secure sensitive data, Kingston, the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the release of IronKey™ D300 and IronKey D300 Managed encrypted USB Flash drives. Both drives deploy an advanced level of encryption that builds on the features that have made IronKey such a well-respected name when it comes to safeguarding sensitive information. Kingston acquired the USB technology and assets of IronKey in February 2016.

IronKey D300 is FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified, with 256-bit AES hardware encryption in XTS mode. The drive’s exterior is made with a zinc casing and waterproof* to 4 feet while the interior components are encased in a tamper-evident epoxy seal for physical security. IronKey D300 employs digitally signed firmware, making it immune to the BadUSB malware, and it enforces complex password protocol** with minimum characteristics to prevent unauthorised access. Encryption and decryption is done on the drive with no trace left on the host system and the drive locks down and reformats after 10 invalid attempts, to protect against brute force attacks.

“We leveraged Kingston’s history of delivering high-quality Flash memory products with IronKey’s trusted reputation in the encrypted storage industry to create a strong, reliable USB Flash drive that will last for years to come,” said Nathan Su, Flash Memory Sales Director, APAC Region, Kingston. “Our goal is to make IronKey D300 available to more organisations than ever before. Customers who need managed and/or non-managed encrypted drives will find IronKey D300 to be the most up-to-date, affordable and cost-effective solution to deploy in their workplace.”

IronKey D300 managed requires IronKey EMS by DataLocker®*** which allows central management of drive access and usage across thousands of drives. IronKey EMS is a flexible management solution as it can be either cloud-based or on premises. It enforces drive-specific policies such as password strength and retry limits, and lets administrators remotely disable lost or stolen drives, recover lost passwords and more. Kingston and DataLocker have been close partners working together on managed encrypted solutions.

“Our ongoing partnership with Kingston allows us to be leaders in the Secure USB Management arena,” said Jay Kim, CEO, DataLocker. “The IronKey D300 and D300 Managed Encrypted USB Flash Drives are two more tools that allow us to safeguard our customers’ sensitive data with the most advanced level of security.”

In the U.S, the month of October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month where the Department of Homeland Security and FBI aim to raise awareness of cybersecurity - especially data breaches from lost and unsecured USB drives. The topics raised, particularly about the importance protecting data, are also reflected in the messaging of the Australian ‘Stay Smart Online Week’ which runs between 10-14 October.  It is a time when companies hold online and face-to-face events to share the message of online safety protecting your data.  Topics include everything from working smart online and safer online habits to protecting data on portable devices like the Kingston IronKey D300. To learn more about Stay Smart Online week visit  

IronKey D300 and IronKey D300 Managed drives offer fast USB 3.0 data transfer rates and are available in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities. Both drives are backed by a five-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability. For more information visit

* Product must be clean and dry before use
** Password requirements set by Administrator during set up using IronKey EMS for IronKey D300 Managed drives.
*** IronKey EMS by DataLocker, purchased separately. Learn more at

IronKey D300 & IronKey D300 Managed Features & Specifications:

Interface: USB 3.0
Capacities1: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB & 128GB

USB 3.0 speed:      

4GB: 80MB/s read, 12MB/s write
8GB: 165MB/s read, 22MB/s write
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 speed:      

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 / Dustproof: Up to 4 ft.; conforms to IEC 60529 IPX8. Product must be clean and dry before use.
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: USB 3.0 compliant and 2.0 compatible, two (2) free drive letters required for use3
Standard Drive: Compatible with: Windows® 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 (SP1), Windows Vista® (SP2), Mac OS X v.10.9.x – 10.11.x, Linux v.2.6x+ (4)
Managed Drive: Compatible with: Windows® 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 (SP1), Windows Vista® (SP2), Mac OS X v.10.9.x – 10.11.x

  IronKey D300 IronKey D300 Managed
Operating System Compatibility   File Transfer IronKey EMS5
Windows®10, 8.1, 8, 7(SP1), Vista®(SP2)
Mac OS X v 10.9 – 10.11.x
Linux v.2.6.x+4    

1 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 Guide at
2 Speed may vary due to host hardware, software and usage.
3 First free drive letters after physical devices such as system partition, optical drives, etc.
4 Certain distributions of Linux will require super-user (root) privileges in order to execute the IronKey commands properly in the terminal application window.
5 IronKey EMS by DataLocker, purchased separately. Learn more at
Pricing and Availability
Product: Kingston IronKey D300 and Kingston IronKey D300 Managed

Availability: Available on order from Distributors

Australian Distributor: Avnet, Ingram, Synnex, Exclusive Networks
New Zealand Distributor: Ingram, Synnex
IronKey D300 & IronKey D300 Managed
Part Number Capacity and Features Pricing (USD)
IKD300/4GB IronKey D300 4GB USB Flash Drive $100.00
IKD300/8GB IronKey D300 8GB USB Flash Drive $128.00
IKD300/16GB IronKey D300 16GB USB Flash Drive $180.00
IKD300/32GB IronKey D300 32GB USB Flash Drive $260.00
IKD300/64GB IronKey D300 64GB USB Flash Drive $360.00
IKD300/128GB IronKey D300 128GB USB Flash Drive $520.00
IKD300M/4GB IronKey D300 Managed 4GB USB Flash Drive $128.00
IKD300M/8GB IronKey D300 Managed 8GB USB Flash Drive $128.00
IKD300M/16GB IronKey D300 Managed 16GB USB Flash Drive $180.00
IKD300M/32GB IronKey D300 Managed 32GB USB Flash Drive $260.00
IKD300M/64GB IronKey D300 Managed 64GB USB Flash Drive $360.00
IKD300M/128GB IronKey D300 Managed 128GB USB Flash Drive $520.00

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About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.
Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for computers, digital cameras and mobile devices. Through its global network of subsidiaries and affiliates, Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California, Taiwan, China and sales representatives in the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Australia, India, Taiwan, China, and Latin America. For more information, please visit

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