Monday, July 20th 2009

Kingston Out With 256 GB DataTraveller USB Flash Drive

Kingston Technology today announced its new high-capacity USB flash drive, the DataTraveller 300 (model: DT300/256GB), which packs a massive 256 GB of data in a pocketable package measuring 70.68 x 16.90 x 22.99 mm (as big as a typical flash drive, nearly twice as thick). The package design is cap-less, with the USB connector popping-out at the push of a slider. The drive offers read speeds of 20 MB/s, and writes data at 10 MB/s. The company packs its own data-encryption software to protect data. The drive supports Windows ReadyBoost technology on Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems. Backed by a 5-year company warranty, Kingston is selling the DT300/256GB for 775 Euro.
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32 Comments on Kingston Out With 256 GB DataTraveller USB Flash Drive

#1
MRCL
775 Euro:eek: Better buy a small pocket hard drive.
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#2
Mega-Japan
Holy crap! That's $1,100 USD! The price of i7 975! LMAO.
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#3
Mussels
Moderprator
10MB/s ?

lets do some math...

256GB * 1000 (decimal GB's) 256,000MB
at 10MB/s that wil take 25,600 seconds to fill, also known as 426 minutes, aka 7.1 hours.
SEVEN HOURS to fill a flash drive. with its 20MB/s read speed, 3.5 hours to read everything off it.


With the price and the performance, i dont see a point for this.
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#4
inferKNOX
The only ones this will help are rich noobs that don't know how to delete files and think flash drives should be disposed of once full, lol!
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#5
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Mussels
With the price and the performance, i dont see a point for this.
Stealing Kim Jong Il's secrets (< 50 MB), and his uh other secrets (255.95 GB).
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Mussels
Moderprator
by: btarunr
Stealing Kim Jong Il's secrets (< 50 MB), and his uh other secrets (255.95 GB).
why not email it in 10MB rar files, it'd be faster.
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#7
Easo
No, i would not buy this, even if i was Bill Gates...
This is just ridiculous!
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#9
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Mussels
why not email it in 10MB rar files, it'd be faster.
From Kim Jong's 56 Kbps connection?
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#10
Mussels
Moderprator
by: btarunr
From Kim Jong's 56 Kbps connection?
korea has the best internet in the world, to handle all the starcraft players.
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#11
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Mussels
South Korea has the best internet in the world, to handle all the starcraft players.
FTFY.
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#12
Mussels
Moderprator
by: btarunr
FTFY.
okay okay. we steal his PC, take it across the border, upload the files, done.

it'd still be faster than the flash drive...
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#13
adrianx
this is .... FANTA......USELESS :)
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#14
Aximous
by: Mussels
10MB/s ?

lets do some math...

256GB * 1000 (decimal GB's) 256,000MB
at 10MB/s that wil take 25,600 seconds to fill, also known as 426 minutes, aka 7.1 hours.
SEVEN HOURS to fill a flash drive. with its 20MB/s read speed, 3.5 hours to read everything off it.


With the price and the performance, i dont see a point for this.
I was going to say that,Exactly my point.
It is this kind of ingenious ideas and products that makes a company go down at last. :wtf:
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#15
toyo
useless marketing stuff. how stupid can you be to buy one of these? only the extreme annoyance of the product made me post another "same opinion" as the guys before me.
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#16
Lillebror
I can see a use for it. I send alot of stuff to Greenland. Atm im using the 32gig kingston sticks, but a 256gig would be way more awesome! oh, and alot cheaper! i have to pay just about 30$ for every package i send - and thats only 1 stick! A small harddrive would cost atleast 100$, cause i need to send it as a box. So yeah, there is a niche market for stuff like this ;)
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#17
toyo
there is no Internet/FTP/anything in Greenland? Satellite stuff, something? Where people went in the last 10 years, so did the Internet, or?
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#18
A Cheese Danish
700 euros? That is ridiculous. There really is not point for this...
It'd be easier and cheaper just to get an external hard drive...
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#19
Mussels
Moderprator
its probably a 256GB generation 1 SSD with the stutter bug, compacted down (single channel controller, sata connectivity removed).

An attempt to ditch old stock?
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#20
BazookaJoe
PRICE ---> LOL.

If you REALLY want large mobile memory device so bad, just buy a large Camera Datacard, and use it in an external reader.
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#21
Lillebror
by: toyo
there is no Internet/FTP/anything in Greenland? Satellite stuff, something? Where people went in the last 10 years, so did the Internet, or?
Sure there is. But it costs $0.08mb - and thats after already paying $80 for a 2mbit connection. So its alot cheaper just to send stuff from denmark in a letter ;)
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#22
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Lillebror
Sure there is. But it costs $0.08mb - and thats after already paying $80 for a 2mbit connection. So its alot cheaper just to send stuff from denmark in a letter ;)
i post an 8GB flash drive between myself and my brother across state. When you have download limits (like say, most of the world), its wasteful to download more than once, when you can get it posted to you by a friend/family instead.

And no, we dont have an option to pay more to get more.
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#23
t77snapshot
I's awesome to pack 256 gigs in a flash drive, but $1100 bucks:eek::laugh::shadedshu Kingston.....what were you think'in?
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#24
TheGuruStud
I guess you haven't heard about these devices called HDDs, Lill?

They're amazing. So small and cheap. You could buy 18 1TB HDDs for the same price as this retarded thing. :p
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#25
hat
Maximum Overclocker
Snail mail would be faster... lol
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