Kingston releases DataTraveler 3.0 Flash drive in India

Kingston releases DataTraveler 3.0 Flash drive in India

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 21 September 2010, 10:06 Hrs   |    3 Comments
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Bangalore: Kingston has announced the launch of its first USB 3.0 Flash drive in India. Called the DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0, the flash drive boasts of being ten times faster in data transfer rates as compared to the current USB 2.0 specification.

Andrew Ewing, USB Business Manager, Kingston said about the new product, "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. 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 flash drive ships in three capacities - 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. It has a read speed of 80MB/sec and a write speed of 60MB/sec. To ensure backwards compatibility with USB 2.0, Kingston is providing a Y cable as some USB 2.0 ports require it to initialize USB 3.0 drives.

The product size is 73.70 mm x 22.20 mm x 16.10 mm and is compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. The system requirement for the drive is a system with USB 3.0 port.

The flash drive comes with a warranty of five years and 24/7 tech support. However the India pricing have not been revealed yet.