Kingston rolls out new flash drives


kingston-drives.jpgKingston Technology is renowned for their flash memory products, and the company forges onward by expanding its line of USB flash drives by introducing the DataTraveler HyperX (also known as the DT HyperX) and the DataTraveler 110 (DT110) models. Both of them aim to leave the competition in the dust, designed for ultra-fast read/write speeds without breaking the bank. Both the DT HyperX and DT110 drives come in varying capacities, maxing out at 8GB.

According to Joe Teng, Flash memory product manager, Kingston, “Taking its cue from our HyperX line of industry-setting high-speed memory modules for gamers, enthusiasts and overclockers, the DataTraveler HyperX offers exceptionally fast read and write speeds, whereas the DT110 provides an economic way to transfer and transport data whenever and wherever you travel.”

The DT HyperX boasts a theoretical data transfer rate of 30MB/sec. read and 20MB/sec. write, and was specially designed to run on any Windows Platform but would probably fulfill its potential on Vista-based systems since it has already been enhanced for Windows ReadyBoost. As for the DataTraveler 110 , this targets the more budget conscious markets (can you say students and average office workers?) without sacrificing on performance. The DT110 also does away with the risk of you losing the cap, since it employs a capless, retractable USB connector for ease-of-use and safe housing.

Features and specifications of the Kingston DataTraveler HyperX USB Drive include :-

  • Capacities: 2GB, 4GB, 8GB
  • Dimensions: 2.76″ x 0.88″ x 0.44″ (70.0mm x 22.4mm x 11.3mm)
  • Speed Rating: data transfer rates of 30MB/sec. read and 20MB/sec. write
  • Enhanced: for Windows ReadyBoost on Vista-based systems
  • Compatible Operating Systems: Windows Vista, Windows 2000 (SP4), Windows XP (SP1 and SP2), Mac OS (10.2x and higher),
  • Linux (2.6 and higher)
  • Operating Temperature: 32° F to 140° F (0° C to 60° C)
  • Storage Temperature: -4° F to 185° F (-20° C – 85° C)
  • Easy: plug and play
  • Guaranteed: five-year warranty
  • The DTHX/2GB 2GB HyperX, DTHX/4GB 4GB HyperX, and DTHX/8GB 8GB HyperX will retail for $74, $131 and $266 respectively.

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    ccg3 Says: January 29, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    Guaranteed: five-year warranty, That great but I will lose mine before the five years is up.

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