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Kingston intros 256GB DataTraveler 300 flash drive

updated 01:20 pm EST, Thu February 18, 2010

Kingston brings 256GB USB drive to the US

Kingston on Thursday announced its DataTraveler 310, the first 256GB USB Flash drive, is coming to the US. The device will replace the DataTraveler 300 which was introduced in other markets last summer. The drive ships pre-loaded with Password Traveler software that lets the user make and access a password-protected privacy zone up to 90 percent of the total capacity.

The DataTraveler 310T drives have a 25MBps read speeds and 12MBps write speeds. The 310T is priced at $1,108, though shipping dates have not been released.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Makosuke

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Alas Write Speed

    Massive thumb drives are cool and all, but the abysmal write speed on nearly every flash drive apart from SSDs is a serious bottleneck.

    In this case, you can store 256GB in your pocket, but at 12MB/s write it's going to take six hours to actually fill it.

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