Kingston urDrive App Transforms USB Flash Drives into Active Storage Devices

Kingston urDrive App Transforms USB Flash Drives into Active Storage Devices


Fountain Valley, CA—Kingston Digital, the flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology, launched urDrive, a free, preloaded application available on a selection of its DataTraveler USB flash drives that transforms the drives from passive storage to active storage, allowing consumers to access and organize photos, videos, documents, music and games. A built-in photo viewer and MP3 player makes looking at pictures and listening to music easy.

“USB drives have historically served as digital couriers, transporting data from one device to another. Kingston is taking the lead in transforming the way consumers interact with those devices,” said Craig Tilmont, urDrive business manager, Kingston. “urDrive enables consumers of all ages to make the USB flash drive an interactive experience beyond just storing and transferring data between devices.”

urDrive also enhances security on a PC with Norton PC Checkup. The diagnostic tool scans for virus infections (including spyware, worms and adware) and checks for slow performance and risks to identity and data. The app also utilizes the Maxthon 3 web browser, which boasts fast start-up and rendering speeds, with an architecture that gives users a portable, safe browsing experience. All temp files, history and cookies remain on the drive, keeping browsing private, particularly when using a public computer. Additionally, with urDrive, your browsing history, bookmarks and settings follow you wherever you go.

urDrive was developed to appeals to consumers of all ages, whether they are at work, home or traveling. For example, business professionals can access content at work or home and extend storage capacity beyond the drive with free, additional online backup. The service syncs files from USB drive to cloud for backup and access. And travelers can view, manage and share their growing photo and video albums on the go, while carrying digital copies of critical documents, like passports.

For family entertainment, urDrive provides access to the latest game titles from EA Games and PopCap; and moms can be assured their kids are safely engaging in online activities with the Fooz Kids kid-safe web browsing application.

urDrive is available as a free, preloaded application on Kingston’s entry-level DataTraveler 101G2, 108 and 109 USB flash drives, and soon on the DTIG3. These devices come in capacities from 4GB to 32GB.