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.
'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.