Microsoft Announces Windows To Go Certified Drive Partners

Microsoft has announced the list of vendors who manufacture USB Drives that meet requirements to give the users the best experience while using Windows To Go. Windows 8 users may be aware that Windows To Go is a new feature that enables enterprise administrators to create USB drives containing complete, managed Windows images that can be used to boot and run Windows on any Windows 7 or Windows 8 powered machine.


In order to get a seamless mobile Windows 8 experience, Microsoft only supports Certified Windows To Go drives.

To become certified, a USB drive must pass a battery of certification tests. Moreover, they must be built for high random read/write speeds and support the thousands of random access I/O operations per second required. They should also be  tuned to ensure that they boot and run on hardware certified for use with either Windows 7 or Windows 8 and be built to last.

Microsoft has identified the list of vendors who meet these requirements and announced their names:

  1. Imation
  2. Kingston
  4. Super Talent
  5. WD

These 5 Windows To Go Certified Drive Partners manufacture USN Drives that will meet all the requirements, to provide you with a seamless experience.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. He enjoys following and reporting Microsoft news and developments in the world of Personal Computing & Social Media.

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