In my previous post Client Disaster Recovery, Yet another Reason to Consider Windows 8 Enterprise and Windows To Go! on September 30th I discussed one of the many advantages of Windows To Go, which is available through Windows 8 Enterprise. If you still need to brush up on all Windows To Go has to offer please read up on the subject in the TechNet Windows To Go Overview.
I mentioned in the earlier post that only a few USB flash drives were certified for Windows To Go. Well, I have an update! As of November 15th and Less than one month after the general release of Windows 8, we now have 2 more for a total of 4 supported manufacturers with several size options each!! Here is some reformatted information taken from the Windows To Go Overview.
The prices vary widely based on size and brand, but if you need capacity the Western Digital is 500GB and reflects the more traditional external 2.5 inch footprint, while the Spyrus appears to be identical in form to the sleek Super Talent RC 8 yet boasting hardware encryption. Super Talent has a 100GB model for $350.00 and the Western Digital is $119.00. Pricing options for smaller size Drives is less, but remember these drives are SSDs in USB flash form factor. Here is a summary of the optimizations for Windows To Go certification from the aforementioned overview:
My perusal of the manufacturer sites shows a two year warranty for most of the Solid state flash drives.
Now all we need is for the prices to continue to drop! And barring any debt cliff hyper inflation issues I am sure they will do just that!
Until Next time,