Kingston debuts its fastest USB 3.0 flash drive yet

May 20, 2011

Kingston has a huge number of flash drives that users can choose from for low cost, high capacity, and fast transfer speeds depending on their needs. The company has rolled out a new flash drive that it reports to be its fastest USB 3.0 flash drive yet. The flash drive is backwards compatible with USB 3.0 as all USB 3.0 gear is. The new flash drive is called the DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Generation 2 or DTU30G2.

It uses the USB 3.0 port and supporting tech to provide very fast performance, the read speed is up to 100MB/s and the write speed is up to 70MB/s in USB 3.0 ports. In the USB 2.0, port the drive is good for read and write speeds of about 30MB/s. The new flash drive comes in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB capacities. The fast speed of the flash drive family means that the thing is not cheap.

The 16GB version sells for $77, the 32GB version is $116, and the 64GB version is $213. “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.”

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