Kingston Ships 256GB DataTraveler 310 USB Flash Drive To U.S.

Kingston Ships 256GB DataTraveler 310 USB Flash Drive To U.S.

Kingston's DataTraveler 300 offered customers 256GB of flash storage on a single pen drive, but it was never officially offered in the United States. Today, Kingston is finally satisfying the capacity dreams of Americans with the introduction of the DataTraveler 310. What's wild is that 256GB is large even when you're talking SSDs; to see this size in the palm of your hand in the form of a USB drive is almost unbelievable.

It's Kingston's first-ever 256GB Flash Drive to ship in the U.S., and it replaces the DataTraveler 300 which was released in July 2009 to the Asia/Pacific and Europe, Middle East and Africa regions. The DataTraveler 310 features Password Traveler software, which allows the user to create and access a password-protected privacy zone. It's also compatible with pretty much any software system out there, but only a few of you will actually be interested. Why? The $1108 price, which is simply outrageous (but understandable given how rare this kind of device still is).


Kingston Digital Ships First 256GB USB Flash Drive in the U.S.
DataTraveler 310 DataTraveler 310 Makes Even the Largest Files Easily Portable


Fountain Valley, CA -- February 18, 2010 -- Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the release of DataTraveler® 310, the first 256GB USB Flash drive in the United States. The DataTraveler 310 replaces the 256GB DataTraveler 300, released in July 2009 to the Asia/Pacific and Europe, Middle East and Africa regions.

“We saw an opportunity to push the capacity envelope for USB Flash drives in the marketplace. Customer feedback and our research determined that this is a great solution for designers, engineers and architects who have a need to easily store and transport large data files,” said Andrew Ewing, USB business manager, Kingston®. “For the enthusiast who wants easy access to their full media library, the DataTraveler 310 can store up to 365 CDs, 54 DVDs or 51,000 images*. This device makes an entire collection of data easily portable.”

The DataTraveler 310 features Password Traveler software, which allows the user to create and access a password-protected privacy zone. The secure area of the drive can account for up to 90 percent of the drive’s capacity and does not require administrator rights.

The DataTraveler 310 has a protective cap that snaps onto the back for the drive for convenient storage when not in use. This drive is available only in 256GB and is backed by a five-year warranty and 24/7 tech support. For more information visit www.kingston.com.



DataTraveler 310 Product Features and Specifications:

    * Capacity**: 256 GB
    * Fast***: data transfer rates of 25MB/sec. read and 12MB/sec. write
    * Safeguarded: includes Password Traveler
    * Convenient: does not require Administrator rights to access the Privacy Zone
    * Dimensions: 2.90" x 0.87" x 0.63" (73.70mm x 22.20mm x 16.10mm)
    * Operating Temperature: 32°F to 140° F (0°C to 60° C)
    * Storage Temperature: -4°C to 185°F (-20°C to 85° C)
    * Simple: just plug into a USB port
    * Practical: loop supports most key rings
    * Guaranteed: five-year warranty

* Storage listings based on Kingston testing, individual results may vary.
** 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 Technology’s Flash Memory Guide at Kingston.com/Flash_Memory_Guide.
*** Speed may vary due to host hardware, software and usage.

About Kingston Digital, Inc.
Kingston Digital, Inc. ("KDI") is the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world's largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Established in 2008, KDI is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, USA. For more information, please visit www.kingston.com or call 800-337-8410.

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Kingston's DataTraveler 300 offered customers 256GB of flash storage on a single pen drive, but it was never officially offered in the United States. Today, Kingston is finally satisfying the capacity dreams of Americans with the introduction of the DataTraveler 310. What's wild is that 256GB is large even when you're talking SSDs; to see this size in the palm of your hand in the form of a USB drive is almost unbelievable.

It's Kingston's first-ever 256GB Flash Drive to ship in the U.S., and it replaces the DataTraveler 300 which was released in July 2009 to the Asia/Pacific and Europe, Middle East and Africa regions. The DataTraveler 310 features Password Traveler software, which allows the user to create and access a password-protected privacy zone. It's also compatible with pretty much any software system out there, but only a few of you will actually be interested. Why? The $1108 price, which is simply outrageous (but understandable given how rare this kind of device still is).


Kingston Digital Ships First 256GB USB Flash Drive in the U.S.
DataTraveler 310 DataTraveler 310 Makes Even the Largest Files Easily Portable


Fountain Valley, CA -- February 18, 2010 -- Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the release of DataTraveler® 310, the first 256GB USB Flash drive in the United States. The DataTraveler 310 replaces the 256GB DataTraveler 300, released in July 2009 to the Asia/Pacific and Europe, Middle East and Africa regions.

“We saw an opportunity to push the capacity envelope for USB Flash drives in the marketplace. Customer feedback and our research determined that this is a great solution for designers, engineers and architects who have a need to easily store and transport large data files,” said Andrew Ewing, USB business manager, Kingston®. “For the enthusiast who wants easy access to their full media library, the DataTraveler 310 can store up to 365 CDs, 54 DVDs or 51,000 images*. This device makes an entire collection of data easily portable.”

The DataTraveler 310 features Password Traveler software, which allows the user to create and access a password-protected privacy zone. The secure area of the drive can account for up to 90 percent of the drive’s capacity and does not require administrator rights.

The DataTraveler 310 has a protective cap that snaps onto the back for the drive for convenient storage when not in use. This drive is available only in 256GB and is backed by a five-year warranty and 24/7 tech support. For more information visit www.kingston.com.



DataTraveler 310 Product Features and Specifications:

    * Capacity**: 256 GB
    * Fast***: data transfer rates of 25MB/sec. read and 12MB/sec. write
    * Safeguarded: includes Password Traveler
    * Convenient: does not require Administrator rights to access the Privacy Zone
    * Dimensions: 2.90" x 0.87" x 0.63" (73.70mm x 22.20mm x 16.10mm)
    * Operating Temperature: 32°F to 140° F (0°C to 60° C)
    * Storage Temperature: -4°C to 185°F (-20°C to 85° C)
    * Simple: just plug into a USB port
    * Practical: loop supports most key rings
    * Guaranteed: five-year warranty

* Storage listings based on Kingston testing, individual results may vary.
** 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 Technology’s Flash Memory Guide at Kingston.com/Flash_Memory_Guide.
*** Speed may vary due to host hardware, software and usage.

About Kingston Digital, Inc.
Kingston Digital, Inc. ("KDI") is the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world's largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Established in 2008, KDI is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, USA. For more information, please visit www.kingston.com or call 800-337-8410.

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hi, i noticed your post about the kingston 310 256gb,

i've got some in stock at a far below RRP price (£175), if anyone would be interested..

just message me.

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Umm I am trying to figure something out. Why did you copy and paste the complete article, as a reply Clem???????? Are you trying to get extra contest points or something?

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I'm kind of impressed that the comment system was able to handle the copy-paste and preserve all the formatting.

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Someone get the defibrillator, I couldn't read any more after I got to the price.

Sweet device, but I'd never be willing to pay that price with my own money.

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That is an ENORMOUS storage capacity!! And an ENORMOUS price!!

At such a slow transfer speed too, that would take forever to fill lol

It's amazing how much data you can fit in something so small tho :-P

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The copy and paste thing is weird. I thought that was what he'd done, but now I don't think so. I had posted something on the At&t getting an android phone article, and I put a comment and everything, when I came back today the same thing happened there as it did here with ClemSnide's post, and it looks like I copied and pasted it. My comment is also gone, and nowhere to be seen. Some network weirdness or something!

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Indeed. Rest assured that I'm not log-rolling myself, and that I actually had a brief comment on the thing. I have no idea how the entire article got pasted in, but when I tried to edit it just now I got the dreaded "Resource not found." (Maybe we should wait a whole day before commenting on stories?)

My comment did note the price, and cleverly stated that James Bond would no doubt have one to download the plans to the laser space station from the evil mastermind's PC. I also said that the form factor was interesting, being hardly larger (if larger at all) than your garden-variety 4 GB thumb drive. I bought a 32 GB, the EMTEC C200, for the very good price (even today) of $59; however, the thing's relatively immense. It's twice the width, and a little thicker, than an ordinary flash drive. (I also have a teeny-tiny one that was given to radiologists at a seminar, and which my brother the doctor subsequently gave to me. It can almost get lost in the USB slot.) And I got to wondering whether that 1 TB-on-a-postage-stamp memory chip might someday make it onto a consumer device like this.

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I bought 2 of them and they both will not go from one device to the other I can't put a movie from my computer on the usb and play it through my PS3 or blur ray player or even conect it to my other comuters in the house with out needing to re formating it each time which wipes out and files i have put on it

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