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Kingston reveals first 256GB jump drive

updated 10:35 am EDT, Mon July 20, 2009

Kingston DataTraveler 256G

Kingston today quietly set a record in the storage world by launching the DataTraveler 300, the world's first stick-sized 256GB USB drive. It holds twice the storage of recent record setters from Super Talent and others, and in some cases allows holding as much content as a notebook hard drive; about 10 single-layer Blu-ray movies should fit, Kingston says. It's also relatively quick with 20MB per second peak read speeds and 10MB write speeds.

The capacity is recognized by both Macs and Windows PCs, though only the latter get special password protection software that can lock down information on up to 90 percent of the drive. Kingston is currently only offering the DataTraveler 300 in the UK, where it costs the equivalent of about $900, but should eventually bring it to the US.



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  1. climacs

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    Joined: Sep 2001

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    sick

    the price is outrageous but holy c***, 256 gigs on a thumb drive? Woah.

  1. Graeme

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    Joined: Oct 2008

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    though only the latter...

    What is it with the special features?

    Why do PCs only get the password protection feature? Is there nothing similar available for Macs?

  1. JeffHarris

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    Joined: Oct 1999

    +2

    USB2?

    Make it FireWire 800!

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