website statistics

IronKey has released a bootable flash drive for Windows 8. The drive is called 'Workspace' and it comes with data encryption capabilities.
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (Rate This)
Loading...

IronKey has come up with a bootable Flash drive which packs an installation of Windows 8. All you have to do to start using Windows 8 is to plug in the USB and let the fun begin. The USB stick, called IronKey Workspace, gives you a truly portable version of Windows 8. It does have its limitations though.


IronKey Workspace

The good thing about this USB drive is that it can also work on such Apple computers which are powered up by Intel chips. Moreover, the stick is available in three flavors – 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. You can snag the 32GB version for a price of $129, whereas the 128GB version will cost you $389. However, what is rather not cool is the fact that Windows 8 software is not a part of the USB drive by default.

Security features on this USB drive are also quite impressive. It comes with 128-bit of 256-bit full disk encryption, essentially securing the data that goes into it. IronKey WorkSpace is able to support a maximum reading speed of 300MB per second whereas its writing speeds vary between 100 MB per second and 200 MB per second.

The flash drive does seem a tad bit expensive, and the fact that you have to purchase Windows 8 software separately is annoying. Moreover, it isn’t FIPS certified and it can’t be utilized by a user as a storage tool, even if you want to use it thus. Still, Windows 8 on this flash drive boots in less than a minute and shuts down the machine within 2 seconds, which is very impressive.

Source: IronKey Workspace

Courtesy: Slashdot

Buy Cheapest Related Product From Amazon.com


Typing ‘File:///’ In Mac Apps Immediately Crashes Them

Apple Discussed A $4.5 Billion iPad Deal With Turkey
You can also press the left/right arrow key on your keyboard to go to previous/next post
  On February 3, 2013(3 years, 4 months ago.)

You May Also Like:

What Do You Think?

2 Responses

  1. Tsais Says:

    It boots “in less than a minute”…?

    Windows 8 will boot in less than a minute on a mechanical hard drive too, whats special about that??

    It boots from my SSD in less than 10 seconds.

    And you said nothing about actual operation of Windows 8 from that stick, but ok, I guess you only had the company’s press release to write up this article…

    Posted on February 3rd, 2013 at 7:54 PM

  2. TheTechJournal STAFF Says:

    Booting from SSD is a completely different game, but booting Windows 8 from a USB stick in less then a minute is definitely worth noting.

    As for the actual operation of the stick, we can’t help you at this moment, because we haven’t got the chance to use one of this yet. But, it should be similar to other bootable versions of Windows/Linux that you can boot from portable media.

    Posted on February 4th, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Leave a Reply




Loading Facebook Comments ...

FTC Disclosure: Some of the links of this website are "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission.


Recent Search

Recent Tutorials

Are you annoyed by the split screen mode on the iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus? Check out this quick tutorial to turn off split screen feature.
If you could not wait to installed the iOS 10 beta version on you iPhone and now struggling for the errors, then this tutorial is for you.
Siri might not understand the question you asked. But you can use Siri by editing the text that you asked & it will give an updated answer.
Perhaps, you are new Apple user and you might have no idea how to change name of your iPhone. Check out this tutorial to change the name.
Check out this tutorial to lock Android phone using PIN code, Password or Pattern. Following the easy steps, you can secure your smartphone.
If you could not figure out yet, how to save and send GIF from your iPhone, then this tutorial is just for you.
Google released 'Ambient Display' feature with Android 5.x Lollipop. Check the tutorial to know how to turn off Android’s Ambient Display .
Have you recently got your 3D Touch iPhone 6s and struggling to delete apps? Go through the tutorial to learn how to delete or move the apps.
Just read this tutorial by yourself and from now on, we will show you, how you can make your iOS device read text loudly for you.
If you're still struggling to take selfie on iPhone then check it out to know how to take photos from far using iPhone's headset as a remote.
Close You Have To Login
User:
Pass:
Login With »Login With TwitterLogin With Facebook