Looking for something a bit more your price range, as opposed to the large 1TB flash drive which could cost around US$2,000? Kingston has also used CES to launch their new USB 3.0 flash drive, the DataTraveler Ultimate Generation 3. And while it does not bump all the way to a terrabyte, it does come in 32GB and 64GB storage capacities – more than enough to last you a lifetime of photos, movies and other things you want to store.
Being USB 3.0, it has fast read and write speeds. For this one, it has a read speed of 150MB/s and a write speed of 70MB/s. It is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 – though with slower speeds of 30MB/s for reading and 20MB/s for writing.
It is made from a durable metal matte case, and a retractable design so that the USB is not damanged when you are carrying it on a keychain, or stashed in your briefcase or bag. They are available now, with the 32GB model selling for US$62 and the 64GB model for US$119. Full press release below:
2013 International CES Las Vegas, NV and Fountain Valley, CA — January 7, 2013 — Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the launch of the DataTraveler® Ultimate 3.0 Generation 3 USB 3.0 Flash drive. DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 is redesigned with a sleek and slim new case and features fast transfer speeds for moving high resolution images, music libraries and HD video files.
Kingston’s DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 is ideal for consumers, IT professionals and enthusiasts who want to take advantage of all the performance improvements offered by USB 3.0 technology. DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 features read speeds up to 150MB/s and write speeds up to 70MB/s. When plugged into a USB 2.0 port, the drive has read speeds up to 30MB/s and write speeds up to 20MB/s. It is available in 32GB and 64GB capacities.
The fusion of form, function and style makes DataTraveler® Ultimate 3.0 G3 a standout over ordinary USB Flash drives. The drive takes its design inspiration from DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0, the world’s largest-capacity USB 3.0 Flash drive. Made of an attractive solid metal matte finish case, DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 features a convenient retractable design that protects the USB from damage while carrying it on a key chain, purse or briefcase.
“USB 3.0 is becoming more mainstream as it is standard on most motherboards and PCs shipping today,” said Andrew Ewing, Flash memory business manager, Kingston®. “We are working hard to make sure we improve the speed and design of our USB 3.0 Flash drives to stay competitive as demand grows in the market. DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 is a perfect example of this evolution.”
DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 is backed by a five-year warranty, free live technical support and legendary Kingston reliability. For more information visit www.kingston.com.