Kingston DT Workspace Windows To Go Drive – Review

Before I actually start telling you about the device, let me talk about Windows To Go (also known as WTG) technology. As the name suggests, this technology has come from the future meaning, it lets you carry your Operating System where ever you want.

It all started with computers, and then came laptops which helped you carry your computing devices easily. And then came smartphones and tablet PCs, which might have not replaced computers or laptops, but have atleast answered the mobility factor of laptops and computers.

Now how about carrying your Operating System in your pocket? I mean to saw that how does the idea of carrying a bootable flash drive with Windows 8 sound to you? All you need to do is plugin this flash drive wherever you want, and your workspace is ready. This particular concept or technology is labelled as WIndows To Go based on the idea bring your own PC.

Kingston DT Workspace Windows To Go Drive - Review

Kingston DT Workspace Windows To Go Drive – Review

Its basically a plug n play device, where all you need to do is just plug in this flash drive in any of Windows 7 or 8 computer, wait for the device to be detected while booting.

Once it detects the device, it would ask you to choose the Operating System, and go with Kingston DT then and it would start with the initial configuration which would take few minutes.

But once things are set, you will see that the DT Windows To Go boots in around 8-10 seconds which is amazingly fast.

Let me list out the System Requirements to use Windows To Go:

  • PC configured to run Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • USB Boot enabled (USB 2.0)
  • 1 GHz or faster
  • 2 GB RAM or greater
  • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.2 or greater driver

Specifications Of Kingston DT Workspace Windows To Go Drive

  • It comes in 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB Models
  • Max Sequential Read/Write speeds: 250/250 MB/s
  • Dimensions – 75.29mm x 22.98mm x 16.44mm
  • It runs on SDD technology which makes it a pretty powerful device

On dissembling it (don’t even try to do it), you will see Genesys USB 3 SATA Bridge and LSI SandForce SF-2241 flash storage processor, 8GB NAND flash memory (which is the reason behind its lightening booting speed) and RAW memory of 32 / 64 / 128 GB.

And you have to agree to the fact that Kingston has assembled its best hardware to offer you one of the best WTG devices in the market.

I did not do any official benchmark testing or threshold measurement, but I’ll list out the things that I have done (installed) on this device:

  • MS Office 2013 and did some documentation
  • Tried Fifa 14 (in fact, played for a good number of hours)
  • Did a lot of browsing and tried around 8 different freeware
  •  Tried few demos (games)
  • And yes, writing this particular review

I ran this device for 7 days in almost 20 different computers, and its still the same “AWESOME”.

The fact that Kingston DT Workspace is certified by Microsoft to use its Windows To Go technology itself is testimony to its worthiness. It is amazingly easy to use (plug and start using) which makes it a perfect device for students, business class or in fact, people of any profession.

Kingston DT Workspace is worth your money a big big time. I mean, having an operating system in your pocket and freedom of plugging it in any of the windows running computer on the planet makes it a great deal.

Filed under: Hardware
November 26, 2013 by: Prasanth Chandra

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