Kingston launches first USB 3.0 drive
Dubai, September 20, 2010
Kingston Digital Europe, an affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, a leader in memory products, has launched its first USB 3.0 flash drive.
The Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 USB flash drive takes advantage of faster transfer rates allowing users of USB 3.0 compatible host systems to transfer data up to ten times faster than USB 2.0, a company statement said.
Kingston’s DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 features the latest technology for USB Flash drives, making it ideal for early adopters who want to take advantage of all the performance improvements offered by USB 3.0 right away, it added.
USB 3.0 offers the same ease-of-use and plug and play capabilities as previous generations of USB technologies but with a performance increase and better power management.
The new 3.0 drive is backwards compatible with USB 2.0, the drives comes with a USB 2.0 Y-cable as some USB 2.0 ports may require a Y-cable to initialize a USB 3.0 drive.
The Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 has a read speed of 80MB/second, and a write speed of 60MB/sec and is available in 16, 32 and 64GB capacities.
“USB 3.0 is the next major milestone in flash memory for USB products and the DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 is our first USB 3.0 flash drive offering in the marketplace” says Steve Hall, EMEA product development manager of flash, Kingston Technology.
“We have run several internal tests to demonstrate the speed of the new drives, for example a 1 hour 44 minute movie (3.9GB) was transferred to the DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 drive in 1 minute 13 seconds. Similarly, a 2 hour 23 minute DVD (4.4GB) transferred to the drive at a fast 1 minute 23 seconds,” hall added. – TradeArabia News Service