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Kingston introduces USB 3.0 Flash drives

28 Sep 2010

Kingston has begun shipping its first USB 3.0 Flash drive that takes advantage of USB 3.0 specs for quicker data transfer rates compared to USB 2.0.

The DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 has a read speed of 80MB/sec. and a write speed of 60MB/sec. It’s available in 16GB ($159), 32GB ($235) and 64GB ($459) capacities.

To ensure backwards compatibility, Kingston is including a Y cable as some USB 2.0 ports require it to initialise USB 3.0 drives.

Kingston says that internal testing saw a 1 hour 44 minute movie (3.9GB) written to the drive in 1 minute 13 seconds. And a 2 hour 23 minute DVD (4.4GB) transferred at 1 minute 23 seconds.

New Zealand distributors of the new drives are Ingram Micro, Synnex and Simms.

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