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Imation Pivot Plus flash memory drive

Ilse Jurrien
CES report
Wednesday 9th, January 2008
Posted by: Ilse Jurrien

Imation Corp. a worldwide leader in removable data storage media, introduced the Imation Pivot Plus Flash Drive and re-designed Imation Pivot Flash Drive, each engineered to deliver advanced security options. The Pivot Plus Flash Drive features a rugged design and maximum security to meet rigorous government security standards, providing an ideal way for business professionals and government personnel to safely store and transport sensitive or valuable data. The updated Pivot Flash Drive offers an enhanced design and security features, making it the perfect solution for today's mobile business professional.

Flash memory drive

Imation flash memory drive - Security
"Because of their size, ease of use and portability, flash drives are business tools that require enhanced security to ensure data stays safe," said Keith Schwartz, director, North America sales and marketing, Imation Corp. "With the addition of the Pivot Plus Flash Drive and newly enhanced Pivot Flash Drive to the Imation flash suite, Imation is furthering its commitment to security across all its flash drive products. Road warriors can now select the level of memory and security they need to safely store and transfer data on the go."

Imation Pivot Plus flash drive - Storage
The Pivot Plus Flash Drive delivers an additional level of protection with 256-bit AES hardware encryption, providing further assurance that data stored on the drive will not be compromised. Hardware encryption is integrated into the drive controller and automatically initiated by the drive, requiring secure storage of all data that cannot be compromised by outside users. The encryption software automatically launches when the drive is inserted into a computer's USB port, ensuring that the contents of the drive are always password protected and encrypted. The compact, easy-to-use Imation Pivot Plus Flash Drive also features one password-protected partition that only allows storage of encrypted data, a tamper-resistant housing and full compliance with the federal Trade Agreements Act. Additional security features include administrative password control, automatic formatting after seven failed attempts and character requirements.

Flash memory drive - Capacity
The Pivot Flash Drive provides easy-to-use software encryption software and drive partitioning that gives the user control over secure data, as well as the ability to share content with other users. It also is newly enhanced for Windows Vista ReadyBoost compatibility, allowing it to be used to accelerate system performance, as well as store and transport data. Additionally, the re-designed Pivot Flash Drive is now available with up to 8GB of capacity.

Imation Pivot Plus flash drive - Design
Imation's Pivot Plus and Pivot Flash Drives feature innovative tamper-resistant designs, adding physical security to the drives' remarkable virtual security. The Pivot Plus and Pivot Flash Drives are small, light and easy to use, and feature an enhanced extra-sturdy key ring connector making it simple to attach the drives to key rings, chains, briefcases and duffle bags. Made of tough, durable materials, the Pivot Plus and Pivot Flash Drives are designed to withstand shock and large variations in temperature. Each also includes an integrated, no-lose pivot cap to protect from loss and the elements. The drives also feature a pivot design with a visual "dash" or "plus" encryption identifier that sits further into the casing, creating a compact drive length when open and in use.

Imation Pivot Plus - Price & Availability
Like all Imation flash drives, the Imation Pivot Plus and Pivot Flash Drives undergo rigorous testing and qualification procedures to ensure the drives perform well with Windows XP, 2000, and Vista operating systems. The drives are engineered to meet all regulatory testing and withstand extreme environmental conditions, providing users with added assurance that the drive will perform even when exposed to the harshest elements. The Imation Pivot Plus Flash Drive is available now, and Pivot Flash Drive will be available later this quarter in the United States, each in 1GB, 2GB, 4GB and 8GB capacities. The Pivot Plus Flash Drive is available for a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) ranging from $69.99 to $249.99, based on capacity. The Pivot Flash Drive is available for an MSRP of $29.99 to $199.99, based on capacity.

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