Being able to securely back up large volumes of data is a prerequisite for most work processes in today’s digital era. Various storage media are available, each with their own benefits and drawbacks. Because of its robust design, flash storage is less prone to damage than scratch and shock-sensitive hard drives, which rely on sensitive plug connections. Flash storage also uses less energy and generates less heat and noise. In addition, it doesn’t take up much space. On the other hand, issues sometimes arise with read, write and delete access, and flash storage is more expensive than optical media and hard drives.
Our online shop offers a variety of storage media, including RDX media, optical media such as DVDs and Blu-ray discs, and flash storage. Flash storage is divided into USB sticks and flash cards featuring different formats and capacities, such as Compact Flash (CF), CFast, XQD, SD/SDHC/SDXC and microSD/SDHC/SDXC. LTO cartridges, cleaning tapes and barcode labels are also available. Machine-readable barcodes allow tape libraries to switch out tapes automatically—no manual intervention necessary. Various criteria must be considered when selecting storage media. One factor is the volume and format of stored data, while another is the intended purpose of the media itself.
Losing a USB stick can have far-reaching consequences if it contains unprotected, confidential company data. Security-conscious employees are now able to prevent this nightmare by using encrypted and optionally manageable USB sticks. The hardware encryption on this flash storage solution is so effective it meets even military standards. The ideal scenario is to implement a central management system through which encrypted USB drives located off-premises are monitored by a powerful, flexible localisation system. Your IT department would then be able to reset passwords remotely, configure device policies and ensure state-of-the-art security for your business. Kingston and DataLocker have teamed up to offer such comprehensive management solutions for USB storage devices. You’ll find a large selection of USB sticks and optional software for centrally managing them in our Bechtle online shop. Our product managers will be happy to advise you.