Thursday, November 5, 2009

Kingston's 256GB USB flash drive

Kingston Technology Europe announced the launch of the world's first 256GB USB flash drive, the DataTraveler 300.

The company had earlier released the DataTraveler 200, a 128 GB USB flash drive.

"The DataTraveler 300 will enable users to carry huge volumes of data with them everywhere they go – up to 365 CDs for example," said Kirsty Miller, product marketing manager – consumer, Kingston Technology Europe.

The USB flash drive is available only in 256GB.

It is built to order only; customers who wish to purchase the drive can place an order with resellers and e-tailers.


1. Capacity: 256 GB
2. Speed: Data transfer rates of up to 20 MB/sec read and 10 MB/sec write
3. Includes Password Traveler security software for Windows
4. Does not require administrator rights to access the privacy zone
5. Dimensions: 2.78" x 0.67" x 0.87" (70.68 mm x 16.90 mm x 21.99 mm)
6. Operating temperature: 0 to 60 degree Celsius
7. Storage temperature: -20 to 85 degree Celsius
8. Enhanced for Windows ReadyBoost on Vista-based systems

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