Thursday, December 22, 2011

Kingston launches USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Kingston Flash 3.0 USB is 64 GBKingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, has announced that it is shipping its first USB 3.0 Flash drive. The Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Flash drive takes advantage of the faster USB 3.0 specification that has up to ten times the data transfer rates of the current USB 2.0 specification.
The DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 has a read speed of 80MB/sec. and a write speed of 60MB/sec. It is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities. The combination of speed and size makes it ideal for data backup or fast transferring of large files including music, photos and videos. To ensure backwards compatibility, Kingston is also including a Y cable as some USB 2.0 ports require it to initialize USB 3.0 drives.
“USB 3.0 is the next major milestone in Flash memory for USB products and Kingston wants to have a solution in the marketplace for early adopters,” said Nathan Su, Flash Memory Sales Director, APAC Region, Kingston. “The DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 is our first USB 3.0 Flash drive offering and is designed for enthusiasts who like to embrace new technology before it goes mainstream.”
During internal testing, a 1 hour 44 minute movie (3.9GB) was written to the drive in 1 minute 13 seconds. Similarly, a 2 hour 23 minute DVD (4.4GB) transferred to the drive at a fast 1 minute 23 seconds.
The Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 USB Flash drive is backed by a five-year warranty, free tech support and legendary Kingston reliability. For more information visit www.kingston.com/asia/.
Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Features and Specifications:
  • Capacities*: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
  • Requirements: system with USB 3.0 port
  • Backwards compatible**: with USB 2.0
  • Speed***: data transfer rates for USB 3.0 up to 80MB/sec. read and 60MB/sec. write;
  • USB 2.0: approximately 30MB/sec. read and 30MB/sec. write
  • Dimensions: 2.90″ x 0.87″ x 0.63″ (73.70 mm x 22.20 mm x 16.10 mm)
  • Operating Temperature: 32° to 140° F (0° to 60° C)
  • Storage Temperature: -4° to 185° F (-20° to 85° C)
  • Practical: durable casing with a solid lanyard loop
  • Warranty: 5 Years
Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0
Part NumberCapacity and Features
DTU30/16GB16GB DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 USB Flash Drive
DTU30/32GB32GB DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 USB Flash Drive
DTU30/64GB64GB DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 USB Flash Drive
Operating SystemFile Transfer
Windows® 7Yes
Windows Vista® (SP1, SP2)Yes
Windows XP (SP3)Yes
To discuss Kingston products, please visit www.kingston-blog.com. To try the exciting game “Challenge Your Memory”, please go to www.kingston-blog.com/challenge_your_memory/en/
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To find out if your Kingston product is genuine, Kingston also provides an online verification site:www.kingston.com/asia/verify. To try the game “Search for Genuine Kingston”, please go to http://anti-counterfeit.kingston-blog.com. For the interesting animation: The Adventures of Rex, please visit:www.theadventuresofrex.com.

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