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Hey there, Community. I'm considering purchasing a Kingston 6000 flash drive and I'm wondering if this particular model will work under Linux(hardware encryption). Will I be able to read and ...
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    Kingston 6000 and Linux


    Hey there, Community.
    I'm considering purchasing a Kingston 6000 flash drive and I'm wondering if this particular model will work under Linux(hardware encryption). Will I be able to read and write?
    Does it require some kind of software? Are there any other good (secure)alternatives that work on Linux? I'm open to suggestions.
    Any feedback would be appreciated.

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    Hello and welcome!

    According to the fine print on Kingston's website, there is a least a chance that it will work:

    7) Certain distributions of Linux will require super-user (root) privileges in order to execute the DataTraveler commands properly in the terminal application window.

    An alternative is Iron Key, which is another hardware-based encryption on USB disk. It claims to support Linux.

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