Kingston Puts 128GB in Your Pocket

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If you’re looking for some serious storage in a portable form, Kingston has you covered with its latest DataTraveler 200 USB Flash drive. Claimed to be the world’s first 128GB USB Flash drive, the DataTraveler 200 not only provides plenty of storage, but it also comes with password protection to help secure important files.

For users who require slightly less storage capacity, the DataTraveler 200 is also available in 32GB and 64GB capacities. The 128GB drive is build-to-order only and customers can purchase it through normal channels. Read on for additional details in the press release.

Kingston Technology First to Market with 128GB USB Flash Drive

Large Capacity, Password Protection on New DataTraveler 200

Fountain Valley, CA -- June 15, 2009 -- Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the release of the DataTraveler 200 (DT200), the world's first 128GB USB Flash drive. The large capacity along with password protection gives users the flexibility to carry critical data with them at all times in a very small form factor.

"The new DT200's robust storage capability lets consumers store complete libraries of music, photos and videos. It is also a great tool for business users who carry around large databases or files," said Andrew Ewing, USB business manager, Kingston. "The password protection helps safeguard data and requires no admin rights, making the DT200 a terrific solution for the home or office."

The Kingston DataTraveler 200 features a capless design to protect the USB connector when not in use and is enhanced for Windows ReadyBoost. It is available in 32-, 64- and 128GB capacities. The 128GB drive is build-to-order only. Customers who wish to purchase it can place an order through normal channels (e.g., e-tailers or resellers).

The DT200 is backed by a five-year warranty and 24/7 tech support. For more information, visit

DataTraveler 200 Product Features and Specifications:
  • Capacities*: 32GB, 64GB, 128GB
  • Dimensions: 2.77" x 0.49" x 0.89" (70.39mm x 12.52mm x 22.78mm)
  • Operating Temperature: 32° F to 140° F (0° C to 60° C)
  • Storage Temperature: -4° F to 185° F (-20° C to 85° C)
  • Simple: just plug into a USB port
  • Practical: durable, capless design
  • Guaranteed: five-year warranty
  • Safeguarded: includes Password Traveler security software for Windows
  • Enhanced: for Windows ReadyBoost on Vista-based systems**
* 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's Flash Memory Guide at

** Although DT200 is enhanced for ReadyBoost, Password Traveler will not operate properly if ReadyBoost cache is enabled on the drive. However, you may enable ReadyBoost cache on a separate drive.

Compatibility Table

Operating System

File Transfer

Password Traveler

Windows Vista (SP1)



Windows ReadyBoost **



Windows XP (SP1, SP2, SP3)



Windows 2000 (SP4)



Mac OS X v.10.3.x +



Linux v.2.6.x +




Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB Flash Drive

Part Number

Capacity and Features

MSRP (U.S. only).


DataTraveler 200 32GB Blue & Black

$ 120.00


DataTraveler 200 64GB Yellow & Black

$ 213.00


DataTraveler 200 128GB Black

$ 546.00

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DataTraveler 200 128GB Black

$ 546.00

I would lose that in a week.

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peti1212 replied on Tue, Jun 16 2009 10:55 AM

Damn, I want one. I currently have a 16GB one and it's not enough. I want at least a 32GB one. I know that 64GB has been out for a while now, but 128GB... holy s***

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Bout time they gave that line a face lift.  I don't even know what to put on a drive that large....

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Kiristo replied on Wed, Jun 17 2009 8:41 AM

Nice. I have been doing fine with my 16GB one for now though. Plus, that only cost me $80. $500 is pretty damn expensive.

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