Kingston Returns to CES with IronKey, a Hardware-Encrypted USB Type-C Drive

By Chad Cox

Production Editor

Embedded Computing Design

January 06, 2023


Kingston Returns to CES with IronKey, a Hardware-Encrypted USB Type-C Drive
Image Provided by Kingston

CES 2023. Kingston Technology Company, Inc will showcase its Kingston IronKey USB Type-C Vault Privacy 50C (IKVP50C) drive at CES 2023. Secure systems remain secured with protection against BadUSB and Brute Force attacks with the FIPS 197 Certified and XTS-AES 256-bit hardware-encrypted Vault Privacy 50 series.

An option for a multi-password capability with complex and passphrase modes allow system builders to either choose from a numeric PIN, sentence with space characters, or a compiled list of words for easy password remembrance, but at the same time, secured.  

“It’s great to get back to in-person tradeshows but we’re especially glad to be amongst colleagues and friends at CES, ‘the global stage for innovation’ to share not just what we’ve been up to the past few years but also what’s coming from Kingston in 2023,” said Craig Tilmont, senior director of marketing, Kingston. “We’re committed to delivering technology solutions that suit consumers’ everyday needs and we look forward to talking about them this week.”

Specifications for Kingston the IronKey Vault Privacy 50 Series:

Interface: USB 3.2 Gen 1
Capacities: 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
Connector: Type-A, Type-C
Speed: USB 3.2 Gen 1
8GB – 128GB: 250MB/s read, 180MB/s write
256GB: 230MB/s read, 150MB/s write
USB 2.0
8GB – 256GB: 30MB/s read, 20MB/s write
Dimensions: 77.9 mm x 21.9 mm x 12.0 mm
Waterproof: Up to 4 ft; IEC 60529 IPX8
Operating Temperature:  0°C to 60°C
Storage Temperature: -20°C to 85°C
Compatibility: USB 3.0/USB 3.1/USB 3.2 Gen 1
Warranty/support: Limited 5-year warranty, free technical support
Compatible with: Type-A
Windows® 11, 10, macOS® 10.15.x – 13.x
Windows 10, 8.1, 8, macOS (v. 10.14.x – 11.x)


Visit Kingston’s booth at CES 2023 to view and interact with the following:

  • Bandwidth test with Kingston FURY Impact DDR5 5600MT/s SODIMMs in Intel Raptor Canyon NUC
  • Game demo with Kingston Fury Renegade and Impact DDR4 in Intel Serpent Canyon NUC
  • Kingston FURY Renegade DDR5 with White Heat Spreader
  • Kingston Server Premier DDR5 4800MT/s Registered DIMMs
  • Kingston IronKey hardware-encrypted USB Flash Drives
  • 4TB NV2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD

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Chad Cox. Production Editor, Embedded Computing Design, has responsibilities that include handling the news cycle, newsletters, social media, and advertising. Chad graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a B.A. in Cultural and Analytical Literature.

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