Kanguru Defender Elite30™ USB 3.0 Hardware Encrypted Flash Drive with Physical Write Protect Switch

Part Number: KDFE30-xxG Series

capacity: 8 GB
Color: Black
Sale price$44.95 USD

The Defender Elite30™ secure, hardware encrypted flash drive provides an unparalleled combination of features. Ideal for SMBs and commercial organizations that do not require strict government security compliance, this budget-friendly secure flash drive boasts super-fast USB 3.0 transfer speeds, superior hardware encrypted data security, onboard world-class AntiVirus By Bitdefender®, a physical write-protect switch, the new Kanguru Command Console, and fully-integrated remote management capabilities. Loaded with security features and convenience, you can be assured your data is safe and secure. Now available with up to 512GB storage capacity!

Additionally, the Defender Elite30 now features the new Command Console, an onboard, user-friendly interface that stands as the drive's command center to quickly access all of the great features of the drive. Learn more.

FIPS 197 Certified AES 256-bit hardware encryption is the backbone of the Defender Elite30's security, providing top tier performance unmatched by software encryption solutions. In addition, the Defender Elite30 utilizes XTS Mode, the best encryption module available today, along with password matching and security functions contained in the cryptographic chip, meaning that the encryption can not be compromised, further ensuring your data's security.

Kanguru Defender encrypted USB drives are easy to use, now more than ever with the new built-in Command Console. View and access all of your drive settings and information at a glance, along with remaining space available on the drive, AntiVirus and KRMC subscription information, onboard applications and much more.

As the Command Center for your encrypted drive, the Command Console is a convenient way to quickly view and access information about your drive:

  • How Much Space Remains On Your Drive and Important Information About the Device
  • Your Password Preferences
  • AntiVirus Subscription & Status
  • SSPM Subscription & Status
  • Onboard Applications: 
  • Drive Settings
  • Help Features
  • and much more

Learn more about the NEW Command Console.


With USBtoCloud, you can set up automatic encrypted backup from Kanguru Defender secure drives to your favorite cloud storage provider. In the event a Defender USB flash drive is ever lost or stolen, the encrypted data can be recovered through secure restore options made available by the USBtoCloud app. Learn More About USBtoCloud.

Access and surf the internet directly from your Defender USB drive just as you would any other browser. The On Board Browser provides a more trusted environment by:

  • Storing cookies, temporary files, cached details and history on the Defender encrypted drive, not on the host computer
  • You take your browsing history with you
  • Quickly access online accounts
  • Provides all of the features of the Firefox Browser

The browser is included with The Command Console on Kanguru Defender secure drives. 

Learn More about the Kanguru Onboard Browser.


Protect even more than just your data. Protect your network and infrastructure as well from malware tampering with built-in RSA-2048, Digitally-Signed Secure Firmware. Designed in compliance with NIST's requirements for securing device firmware, this drive is protected from "badUSB" to prevent malware attacks by a third-party. In the event of such an attack, the drive is designed to shut down, preventing the flash drive from being used as a vehicle for hackers. This makes it an ideal, trusted encrypted USB drive for whitelisting in an endpoint security environment.

The Defender Elite30™ secure USB flash drive puts the "flash" back in "flash drive" with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (USB 3.2 Gen 1x1) maximum performance data transfer speeds of up to 300MB per second and max write speeds of up to 200MB per second depending on capacity. With speeds like this, data transfers will be done in a flash!

Every Kanguru Defender Elite30 secure USB flash drive comes with integrated on-board anti-virus by Award-Winning Bitdefender (30-day FREE trial)(1).  Built right into the drive itself, the anti-virus consistently scans the drive in the background, ensuring that all of your files will be safe and protected from viruses, malware or spyware.

Learn more about onboard AntiVirus

Using Kanguru Remote Management Console (KRMC), this optional feature gives you the ability to control your Defender Elite30 secure USB flash drive(s) along with other Kanguru USB drives from anywhere in the world. Remotely delete drives that have been lost or stolen, manage passwords (strength, updates and remote resets), and ensure drives are in compliance with set security policies and much more.

If you've ever forgotten your password, you know how upsetting it can be to not be able to access your data. With Kanguru Self-Service Password Management, you won't have to worry about it. Learn more about Self-Service Password Management.

This drive comes with a physical write protect switch, a handy feature for Kanguru flash drives that provides ideal benefits for IT professionals and users alike. Learn more about the Kanguru Physical Write Protect Switch.

Kanguru Defender Elite30 can be special ordered with customized options such as engraved logos/text, custom colors, and unique identifiers for quantity orders. Contact a Kanguru Sales Representative about customizing your order at (508) 376-4245, or email us at sales@kanguru.com.

Customize Your Defender Elite30 Secure Flash Drive

  • Kanguru Defender Elite30 Secure Hardware Encrypted Flash Drive
  • QuickStart Guide

This product carries a 3 Year limited warranty

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Product Summary

The Kanguru Defender Elite30™ USB3.0 flash drive is loaded with security features and convenience. With a physical write protect switch, AES 256-bit hardware encryption, Superspeed USB3.0 interface and remote management capabilities, this is one impressive flash drive. The convenient physical write protect switch enables the user to quickly switch back and forth between read only and read/write modes to prevent overwriting files if desired.

View and Download the Data Sheet PDF: Kanguru Defender Elite30 Secure Flash Drive

CAPACITIES8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
INTERFACESuperSpeed USB 3.0 USB 3.2 Gen 1x1 (Maintains Compatibility with USB 2.0)
8GB = up to 150 MB/sec
16GB = up to 150 MB/sec
32GB = up to 300 MB/sec
64GB = up to 300 MB/sec
128GB = up to 300 MB/sec
256GB = up to 300 MB/sec
512GB = up to 300 MB/sec

Write Speed:
8GB = up to 100 MB/sec
16GB = up to 100 MB/sec
32GB = up to 170 MB/sec
64GB = up to 170 MB/sec
128GB = up to 170 MB/sec
256GB = up to 200 MB/sec
512GB = up to 250 MB/sec
MEMORY TYPESolid State flash
ENCRYPTION FEATURESFIPS 197 Certified, 256-bit AES hardware encryption (XTS Mode)
WRITE CYCLES10,000 write cycles / block
DATA RETENTION10 yrs or more
VIBRATION15G Peak to Peak Max
- Windows 10
- Windows 8.1*
- Windows 8*
- Windows Server 2016 or Above
- MacOS X 11+ (Intel-Based Macs & M1 only)
DIMENSIONS77.21mm L x 19.44mm W x 8.96mm H
3.039” L x 0.765” W x 0.352” H
POWERWrite: 5 VDC @ 182mA
Read: 5 VDC @ 122mA
CUSTOMIZATIONCustom Engraving Available3
Standard Black
Other Available Colors:
Green, Red3
WARRANTY3 Year Warranty


* In line with Microsoft’s End-of-Support announcement for Windows platforms that are no longer supported, Kanguru Solutions is ending support for its line of products running on these platforms. While our products have been quality tested internally on these OS, we cannot guarantee normal product operation on an unsupported OS. Please consult your system administrator for an OS upgrade.

(1) Anti-Virus Subscription is available for Windows only. Flash drive includes a 30-day Free trial. Requires a one, two, or three year License sold separately.

(3) Minimum order quantities may apply to customization.

  • FIPS 197 Certified 256-bit AES Hardware Encryption (XTS Mode) Learn more
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Interface (USB 3.2 Gen 1x1) Learn more
  • Physical Write Protect Switch Learn more
  • Central / Remotely Manageable Learn more
  • Simple and Easy to Use
  • Windows & Mac Compatible
  • Real-time, On-Board AntiVirus
    Scanning(1) By BitDefender®
  • Rugged Alloy Housing
  • TAA Compliant
  • Available Capacities 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
  • Customization Available (Engraving, Custom Colors, Pre-loaded Software, etc.) Learn More

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