Kingston debuts its USB 3.0 stick at Gitex 2010

By on October 20, 2010
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DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 offers better power management and faster transfer speeds.

Press release:
Kingston Digital Europe Ltd, an affiliate of Kingston Technology Company Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, launched its first USB 3.0 flash drive, the Kingston DataTravelerâ Ultimate 3.0. 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.

“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 Antoine Harb, Business Development Manager, Kingston Technology. “With this launch, we are addressing the needs of early adopters demanding fast USB 3.0 drives. USB 3.0 ports have been available for over a year on high end desktop motherboards for both AMD and Intel platforms. But in the months coming, we see USB 3.0 technology becoming available in the mainstream systems as support for it is already listed on the next chipset designs for both platforms.”

Kingston’s DataTravelerâ Ultimate 3.0 is the perfect solution for easily storing and quickly transferring all documents, hi-res photos, music, games, HD video, and more. It 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 Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 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/sec., and a write speed of 60MB/sec and is available in 16, 32 and 64GB capacities.

Kingston Technology has 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.

The Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 USB Flash drive is backed by a five-year warranty, 24/7 tech support and legendary Kingston reliability. For more information visit .

Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Features and Specifications:

  • Capacities*: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
  • Requirements: system with USB 3.0 port
  • Backwards compatible**: with USB 2.0
  • Speed***: data transfer rates for USB 3.0 up to 80MB/sec. read and 60MB/sec. write;
    • USB 2.0: around 30MB/sec. read and 30MB/sec. write
  • Dimensions: 2.90″ x 0.87″ x 0.63″ (73.70 mm x 22.20 mm x 16.10 mm)
  • Operating Temperature: 32° to 140° F (0° to 60° C)
  • Storage Temperature: -4° to 185° F (-20° to 85° C)
  • Practical: durable casing with a solid lanyard loop
  • Warranty: 5 Years


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