Kingston Announces USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Kingston is launching its DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Generation 2 (DTU30G2) flash drive. As you can guess from its name, this drive uses a USB 3.0 controller. The new DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Generation 2 supports read speeds up to 100MB/s, and writes speed up to 70 MB/s. When plugged into a USB 2.0 port, the drive offers read and write speeds of around 30MB/s. The drive is available in 16-, 32- and 64GB capacities.

Kingston Digital Launches its Fastest USB 3.0 Flash Drive

  • Allows users to transfer data faster than standard USB 2.0
  • Second generation solution offers higher performance
  • Backwards compatible with USB 2.0

Fountain Valley, CA -- May 18, 2011 -- Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the launch of the Kingston DataTraveler® Ultimate 3.0 Generation 2 (DTU30G2). The DTU30G2, Kingston’s fastest USB Flash drive, uses a native USB 3.0 controller for better performance and power management.

Kingston’s DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G2 features the latest technology for USB 3.0 Flash drives, making it ideal for IT professionals and enthusiasts who want to take advantage of all the performance improvements offered by USB 3.0 technology right away. The new DTU30G2 has a read speed up to 100MB/s, and a write speed up to 70 MB/s. When plugged into a USB 2.0 port, the drive has read and write speeds of around 30MB/s. The DTU30G2 is available in 16-, 32- and 64GB capacities.

“Kingston is committed to help drive market adoption of the new USB 3.0 standard and make it more accessible to the mass market,” said Andrew Ewing, Flash memory business manager, Kingston. “The growing number of platforms and computers supporting the USB 3.0 standard as well as the benefits of the single chip controllers that allow better compatibility and performance are helping drive the adoption of USB 3.0 technology.”

The Kingston DTU30G2 USB Flash drive is the perfect solution for easily storing and quickly transferring large documents, hi-res photos and HD video. It is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0**. It is backed by a five-year warranty, 24/7 tech support and legendary Kingston reliability. For more information visit www.kingston.com.

Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Generation 2

Part Number

Capacity and Features

MSRP (U.S.)

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

 

Operating System

File Transfer

Windows® 7

Yes

Windows Vista® (SP1, SP2)

Yes

Windows XP (SP3)

Yes

 

Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G2 Features and Specifications:

  • Capacities*: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
  • Requirements: system with USB 3.0 port
  • Backwards compatible: with USB 2.0
  • Speed**: When plugged into a USB 3.0 system: up to 100MB/s read and 70MB/s write; when plugged into a USB 2.0 system: maximum specification performance (around 30MB/s read and write)
  • 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°F to 185°F (-20°C to 85°C)
  • Practical: durable casing with a solid lanyard loop
  • Warranty: 5 Years

Via:  Kingston

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