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Kingston Digital Launches USB 3.0 Flash Drive

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Posted September 14, 2010 by Kevin in News

Fountain Valley, CA — September 14, 2010 — Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced 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 Andrew Ewing, USB business manager, 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.?
?The Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 USB Flash drive is backed by a five-year warranty, 24/7 tech support and legendary Kingston reliability.

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
* Some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. For more information, please consult Kingston?s Flash Memory Guide at kingston.com/Flash_Memory_Guide. ** Includes USB 2.0 Y cable. Some USB 2.0 ports may require the Y-cable to initialize the drive.

For more information visit http://www.kingston.com.

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