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Category : Drives & Storage, USB Flash Drives
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Kanguru Solutions ALK-4G 4GB FlashBlu 2
- Brand Name: : Kanguru Solutions
- Model: : ALK-4G
- Memory Storage Capacity: : 4.00 GB
- Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 0.7 x 0.4 inches ; 1.6 ounces
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
- Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
- ASIN: B0012WDFV6
- Item model number: ALK-4G
- Date first available at Amazon.com: January 22, 2008
Perfect for IT professionals
Perfect tool for IT professionals. You can lock the unit before plugging it on any system to prevent USB stick infections (infamous Conficker virus and others around). Hardware lock is unbreakable, in contrast to software locks (programs installed on the drive to make it read only) that can be hacked by viruses to infect the unit.
Very handy to repair infected systems by booting from the unit or using it to copy tools on target for cleanup or repair. Very good price for such a useful device! No more worries! I’m really pleased!
So far, so good (great)
I purchased this as a replacement for another write-protect drive that had died on me and couldn’t be happier. The speeds are great and the write protect switch works in real time without having to unplug the drive or have it stop and be re-detected.
These are great for working on infected or possibly infected computers without having to worry about something jumping to the flash drive and then back onto a clean machine.
Write Protect Switch, done plug-in without one
I am very pleased with the Kangaroo Drive with the write protect switch.
* Very functional write-protect switch.
As a technician, I found a very usable USB drive which I can use with confidence on machines that might be infected with mal-ware. Having tested the write protect switch I am very pleased with my purchase.
* Rugged aluminum casing is a definite plus
* Cap protecting USB connector could be easily misplaced. I would like some form of rugged attached protection for the connector.
* My only regret is not purchasing a larger one.
great product, affordable price
I actually carry a lot of important documents in my usb that I need to plug into not so virus free computers at my place of work. This little memory has solved me this problem. The addition of the lock to avoid the writing to it when is connected to another computer is really good. I have read that the lock it can get broken when time passes by, but I really do not think so because is firmly attached to the usb. Only drawback that I can say about this piece of equipment is that the cover can get lost pretty easy, because it is just a plastic cap that covers the plug of the usb memory. In any case a great buy for anybody afraid of loosing its information due to some nasty virus from other computers.
One-trick pony, but what a trick
Obviously, anyone who gets this USB stick is getting it for the hardware write-protect switch. Which is tiny but feels solid and works awesomely.
It’s a shame this feature is so rare and you have to pay a premium price when you do find it. That said, this drive is extremely solidly built and just screams both quality and reliability, so you do get a good value for the money. Kudos to Kanguru for that!
It really is the perfect drive to keep a bootable rescue system on (or in my case, multiple WIM images using a boot manager selection menu) and never have to worry about cross-infection or unwanted file alterations.
The plastic cap sits quite tightly on the connector end and offers great protection, no worries about losing it here. One reviewer mentioned that you can put the cap on the other end while using the drive – this is true, but not possible if you also have a lanyard attached. It’s one or the other.
The Kanguru isn’t screaming fast – maybe 4-5MB/sec write and about 15-18MB/sec read, but for its intended purpose the read speeds probably matter much more and are totally sufficient – booting from it takes mere moments.
All in all, a great little product which I’m glad I ordered.
Write protect switch inspires confidence
In this age of increasingly sophisticated malware a flash drive with a physical write protect switch is a must.
This has become my go to drive when i need to connect to a machine with dubious security. I keep a few essential utilities on this drive.
Since I am not using this to move data back and forth I really can’t speak about transfer speed as compared to other USB 2.0 flash drives.
Those few times I do update or add software to it I have not noticed anything unusual about transfer speed.
The drive came with a lanyard, clear plastic detachable cap and appears to have a body made of aluminum.
The write protect switch is on one of the narrow sides and has a clearly marked unlock graphic for reference.
If you find yourself needing to connect to unknown computers the Kanguru Flashblu 2 4GB USB Flash Drive with write protection enabled is a nice solution.
I found and bought this USB stick with security future after a long inquiry. It exactly meets my needs and expectations in a great value. Recommended.
Write protect switch is counter-intuitive
This drive is relatively fast and rugged. The exception to this is the poorly designed write protect switch. We ordered about 30 of these and of the 30, 5 had switches that were broken. The writing on the side that is intended to indicate which direction the switch needs to be pushed, is wrong. Forward means the drive is able to be written to, back means it is write protected. Unfortunately the label indicates the opposite.
The drives are relatively thin which is a positive and they have large openings for lanyards. The caps however are easy to lose because there is no method for attaching them to the lanyard.
So far, this device has worked well. It’s handled a large number of reads and writes, and I have been unable to write to it while it’s been in readonly mode. It’s a great tool to have when working with untrusted computers and in any environment where there may be malware.
There’s actually an additional feature on the device worth mentioning. Every time there’s a read or a write, a big red LED light starts blinking on the tail end of the device. This in itself could be a very useful security feature.
Still going strong after a few years!
I’ve dropped this flash drive in coffee, soaked it in rain, stepped on it, and dragged it through 3 years of college classes and work. It’s been encrypted, decrypted, wiped, partitioned, set to bootstrap Unix…you name it, this flash has probably done it and it’s still going strong, no signs of failing or even visible damage on the exterior. Highly recommend!