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Kingston Digital Ships First 256GB USB Flash Drive in the U.S.

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. Fourstaff

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    Mussels, epeen is important. The company wants to claim "world's first" and the buyer wants to have the "biggest available". Kinda reminds me of Bugatti Veyron.
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    Yeah, but at least the Veyron is fast.
    Mussels says thanks.
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    Agreed. It is quite impressive how fast technology moves along. I remember it wasn't long ago when 64MB and 128MB flash drives entered the market for crazy amounts of $$. To get a 8GB stick now for under $15-20 is really amazing.

    Still, I don't see any reason why you may need 256GB of storage on a small keychain. Sure, a 2.5" HDD is larger but it is still tiny enough to fit in your pocket. I'm also sure there's a HDD enclosure out there with a built in slide-out USB connector to make remove the cable carrying part of the equation.

    Agreed. If you're lucky, and get the full 12MBps you'll be waiting over 6 hours to transfer 256GB onto the drive.

    If this device was $200-300 and USB 3 it would be far more appealing, however.

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