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Friday, 20 May 2011 12:12

Kingston releases new USB 3 flash drive

Written by Nick Farell


30MBps too slow for you
Kingston have just announced that they are releasing a new flash drive which can write at 80 Mbps.

Dubbed the USB 3.0 Data Traveller the flash drive is nearly three times faster than existing thumb drives. The drive can read at 100 MBps and write at 70 Mbps and if it sounds too good to be true, you would be right.

To get these speeds when the USB drive is plugged into USB 3.0 port and they are thin on the ground at the moment. You could still buy one as it will work in the USB 2.0 port too but that would be largely pointless. In their press release, the company mentions that their G2 Pen Drive is ideal choice for professionals who want to take advantages of all the features offered by USB 3 technology. Kingston’s Andrew Ewing, flash memory business manager said that the company is committed to speed up the market adoption of USB 3.0.

Growing adoption of USB 3 technology by software and hardware platform is going to give the required push to the popularity of next generation of flash drives. Kingston’s flash drives offer support to Microsoft Windows XP, Vista & 7 versions and the price chart is as follows: Kingston DataTraveler Ul DTU30G2/16GB 16GB DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G2 USB Flash Drive $77.00 DTU30G2/32GB 32GB DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G2 USB Flash Drive $116.00 DTU30G2/64GB 64GB DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G2 USB Flash Drive $ 213.00

Kingston offers 5 years warranty on all above devices which might force you to get one of these.
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+8 #1 eugen 2011-05-20 13:52
iuhuu! nice finally ,some good usb3.0 news
 
 
0 #2 Exodite 2011-05-20 14:00
And why should I get these drives instead of, say, an Enyo?

Considering that the latter is half the price and twice the speed, both reading and writing, at the same capacity.
 
 
+7 #3 bardenck 2011-05-20 14:19
70Mbps or 80??
 
 
+17 #4 Exodite 2011-05-20 14:32
Quoting bardenck:
70Mbps or 80??



Perhaps even more importantly, 70 or 80 MBps. As opposed to the Mbps used in the article.
 
 
+5 #5 bardenck 2011-05-20 14:44
Quoting Exodite:
Quoting bardenck:
70Mbps or 80??



Perhaps even more importantly, 70 or 80 MBps. As opposed to the Mbps used in the article.


true that.
 
 
+6 #6 fingerbob69 2011-05-20 20:43
Ex..pen...sive!
 
 
+4 #7 gozzak 2011-05-22 12:24
I still cant believe how slow the world is to take up USB 3.0
 
 
+3 #8 JAB Creations 2011-05-22 20:05
Quote:
I still cant believe how slow the world is to take up USB 3.0


That is because Intel is trying to compete with it's Thunderbolt technology. It's good tech but the problem is Intel's anti-competitive behavior. If it gains critical mass and ends up in AMD systems then a couple of your dollars on a socket AM4+ motherboard years from now might still get in to Intel's hands.
 
 
0 #9 crackerz 2011-05-25 13:18
"The drive can read at 100 MBps and write at 70 Mbps"

So it can read 100megabyte per second but can write 8.75megabyte per second? That sucks, except if you write wrong stuff by forgeting the difference MBps vs Mbps(MegaByte vs Megabit)
 

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