We have talked about Windows To Go in the past, a feature in Windows 8 that allows users to to copy their entire Windows 8 installation onto a secure USB drive. That drive can then be plugged into any PC or laptop which will then boot up thats users copy of Windows 8, with all of their personal and business files.
Today, Microsoft announced the five companies that are currently selling certified Windows To Go USB drives for Windows 8. All of the drives must go through a series of tests by Microsoft in order to receive the official Windows To Go certification: the tests include making sure that the drives have high random read/write speeds and boot on both Windows 7 and Windows 8 hardware.
Imation is one of the five Windows To Go hardware companies. It is selling the IronKey Workspace USB Flash drive, shown above, in 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB versions. Kingston is selling the DataTraveler Workspace Flash drive, which also comes in 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB versions.
SPYRUS sells two Windows To Go certified Flash drives; the unencrypted Portable Workplace and the hardware encrypted Secure Portable Workplace. Again, each come in 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB versions. Super Talent sells the RC8 Flash drive in 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB. Western Digital is the only one of the five companies that sells a Windows To Go certified external hard drive. The WD My Passport Enterprise has 500 GB of hard drive space.
Source: Microsoft | Image via Imation