Kingston Data Traveler Locker+ 4gb review
PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 10 December 2010 10:14
User Rating: / 0
Article Index
Kingston Data Traveler Locker+ 4gb review
Features and specifications
A closer look
All Pages

Usb flash drives are now an everyday part of our lives, but how many of us have sensitive data in them? What if the usb stick is lost or stolen? Althought there are pretty secure software encryption programs, they are not as safe as hardware encryption methods. For this reason manufacturers like Kingston have created usb flash drives with AES hardware encryption, that self-format if someone exceeds a number of false password attempts. This prevents brute force attacks, and means that there is no possibility for an average person to see whats inside the flash drive. Of course this demands a strong password.



Let's have a look at DT Locker's + 4Gb features and specifications!



All data is taken from Kingston website:


Kingston’s DataTraveler Locker+ USB Flash drive has 100-percent security. The security is automatic, protecting all of your everyday files as well as your most sensitive data. The easy-touse, step-by-step process walks you through your password creation. Once your password is established, all of your data will be protected against intruders. DataTraveler Locker + features a swivel design for ease of use with capacities up to 32GB and is a great promotional item for businesses; your company logo can appear on it to increase your brand recognition.

DataTraveler Locker+ supports Mac OS X and is backed by a five-year warranty, 24/7 tech support and legendary Kingston® reliability.

Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ Part Numbers:

DTL+/4GB, DTL+/8GB, DTL+/16GB, DTL+/32GB


  • Automatic Personal Security — 100 percent of stored data is protected.
  • Secure — drive locks down and reformats after 10 invalid attempts
  • Hardware encryption — the best in personal security to keep your data safe
  • Superior password protection — user sets a password based on minimum standards to prevent unauthorized access
  • Easy to use — no admin rights or application installation required
  • Guaranteed — five-year warranty with 24/7 customer support


  • Capacities* — 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB
  • Compatibility — designed to USB 2.0 specifications
  • Dimensions — 2.58" x 0.71" x 0.41" (65.76mm x 17.98mm x 10.7mm)
  • Operating Temperature — 32° to 140° F (0° to 60° C)
  • Storage Temperature — -4° to 185° F (-20° to 85° C)
  • Simple — just plug into a USB port
  • Guaranteed — five-year warranty
  • Minimum System Requirements
    • USB 2.0 compliant and 1.1 compatible
    • Two (2) free consecutive drive letters required for use***

Compatibility Table:

Operating System File Transfer
Windows® 7**
Windows Vista®** (SP1, SP2)
Windows XP (SP1, SP2, SP3)
Windows 2000 (SP4)
Mac OS (10.4.x - 10.6.x)


Now lets have a look at the Data Traveler Locker+ 4Gb!



The Data Traveler Locker+ 4Gb is inside a nice package with a transparent front.


From the back there is some info about the compatibility with various operating systems


We can see the Data Traveler Locker+ 4Gb, it is made from a grey metal protective part, and the main body is from black plastic.


From the back we can see the Kingston logo.


Here we can see the usb connector.


By rotating the metal cover we can reveal the usb connector. Although the usb is very high quality, the metal protective part rotates very easily, I think it should be a bit more difficult to rotate!


Let's move to the testing!



For testing I will use HD Tach to test the Data Traveler Locker+ 4Gb.

Here we can see how Data Traveler Locker+ 4Gb performs:


As we can see Data Traveler Locker+ 4Gb performs very well. It is not only secure, but also fast.








Kingston Data Traveler Locker+ 4Gb is one of the most value for money, high quality and fast secure usb sticks in the market. Of course it cannot be compared with usb sticks like Iron Key, but it can be really useful for someone who wants a hardware encrypted usb stick and is not willing to spend a fortune. One thing I would like to see in Data Traveler Locker+ 4Gb is a more sturdy design.The rotating metal part can rotate from itself, I think it should be more tight.



  • Fast
  • Nice looking
  • Hardware encryption
  • Low price



  • The rotating protective metal is too loose.



"Kingston Data Traveler Locker+ 4Gb is the absolute value for money if you require strong protection for your data.."




Last Updated on Sunday, 12 December 2010 11:55

Editor's Picks

  • Noctua NH-D14 Noctua which is well known for the performance,quality and low noise of its products has released the new NH-D14 cpu cooler... Review
  • Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus Probably the best vga cooler in the market, both in performance and noise... Review
  • Spakle Calibre X265 Calibre series focus on two things, high performance and nice aesthetics. ... Review
  • GlacialPower GP-AX950AA The new high end power supply from GlacialPower that can deliver up to 950 watts of power and is also 80 plus Silver certified ... Review