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Kingston microSD fakes prompt “ghost shift” investigation

Kingston microSD fakes prompt “ghost shift” investigation

Who would've thought memory cards could be so full of intrigue.  Andrew "bunnie" Huang - whose name you might remember from inside the chumby One - was prompted to investigate an apparent bad batch of Kingston microSD cards when the touchscreen widget device (which stores its OS on a microSD) started acting up.  He went on to discover that his dodgy batch was in fact the tip of a fake card iceberg, which seems to suggest Kingston's suppliers have been producing so-called "ghost shift" fakes during factory downtime, with Kingston's brand but serious quality shortcomings.

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Kingston DataTraveler 310 256GB flash drive ships in US

Kingston DataTraveler 310 256GB flash drive ships in US

Kingston has offered 256GB flash drives before, but for some reason decided not to offer the 256GB DataTraveler 200 in America. The reason was probably the roughly $900 price tag the drive had when it debuted last summer in the UK. Kingston has decided the time is right for a massive capacity flash drive in America and has announced it is now shipping the DataTraveler 310 with 256GB of storage.

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Kingston ships 32GB Class 10 SDHC card

Kingston ships 32GB Class 10 SDHC card

There are so many devices on the market today that use SD cards for storage that the format is one of the most common around. You will find SD cards in use in cameras, netbooks, camcorders, and other gadgets. The SDHC format is growing in capacity and performance all the time and Kingston has announced that it is shipping a couple new SDHC cards.

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Kingston debuts ultra-secure DataTraveler 5000 flash drive

Kingston debuts ultra-secure DataTraveler 5000 flash drive

Not too long ago Kingston had to recall some of its secure flash drives because a flaw was found in the encryption used that allowed the security protocols to be bypassed. Kingston wasn't the only flash drive maker that had to recall secure drives because of the flaw. Today Kingston has unveiled a new flash drive that uses hardware approved by the DoD for the transportation of classified documents.

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Kingston reveals new 512GB SSDNow V+ SSD

Kingston reveals new 512GB SSDNow V+ SSD

I mentioned earlier this month that Kingston had unveiled a new version of its SSDNow V+ with support for the Windows 7 TRIM feature. The version that was shown off earlier this month was a relatively small 30GB capacity SSD.

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Kingston to replace affected secure flash drives with new products

Kingston to replace affected secure flash drives with new products

You may or may not have heard that an exploit was found that would allow unauthorized users to bypass the security on flash drives that use certain types of encryption. That means that any confidential files on the drives could be accessed when the user thought they were encrypted and secure. This could create a big problem for businesses with confidential customer information on a flash drive.

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Kingston 30GB SSD with TRIM support lands for under $80

Kingston 30GB SSD with TRIM support lands for under $80

CES is a crazy time of year with so many products being announced it's easy to miss some of the cool stuff. Such was the case last week when Kingston pulled the wraps off its new SSDNow V+ 30GB SSD at a bargain of a price after rebates.

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Kingston and Paramount team up for movies on flash memory

Kingston and Paramount team up for movies on flash memory

As consumer's appetites have moved from physical formats for music and movies to digital distribution, the publishers of music and movies are looking to get a new physical format that consumers will buy. The record industry is trying to sell music on microSD cards and the movie industry is looking at similar methods for distribution. Paramount Digital Entertainment and Kingston have announced that they are teaming up.

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Kingston unveils new SSDNow V series 40GB Boot Drive upgrade kit

Kingston unveils new SSDNow V series 40GB Boot Drive upgrade kit

Kingston makes a full line of flash-based storage products from SSDs to flash drives. The company has been offering its line of SSDNow SSD upgrade kits that put everything a computer user needs to upgrade to an SSD in one package. Kingston has announced a new SSDNow V Series 40GB Boot Drive kit that is downright affordable.

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Kingston crams more performance into DataTraveler 410 USB Drive

Kingston crams more performance into DataTraveler 410 USB Drive

There are some things in life that we always want more of. You can never have enough money or enough speed for your Internet connection. It's also hard to argue with more storage space. We certainly all want more speed from our backup devices and Kingston has announced its DataTraveler 410 is now faster than ever.

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Rambus and Kingston team up for threaded module prototype

Rambus and Kingston team up for threaded module prototype

Two of the biggest companies in memory technology -- Kingston and Rambus -- have announced that they have teamed up to develop a new threaded module prototype using DDR3 RAM for multi-core computing. The two firms report that initial testing shows significant improvement in performance.

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Kingston unveils first 2133MHz RAM for Intel Core i5 platform

Kingston unveils first 2133MHz RAM for Intel Core i5 platform

When the Intel Core i7 processors first started to hit the market many enthusiasts were bummed to find out that the platform supported a maximum of 1.65V for the RAM. That meant that users had to get new memory to go along with the new platform. Intel has now made the new Core i5 CPUs official and Kingston has announced new RAM to go along with the platform.

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