Monday, November 15th 2010

Kingston Announces New DataTraveler R500 USB Flash Drive

Kingston Digital Europe Ltd, an affiliate of Kingston Technology Company Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the release of the new Kingston DataTraveler R500, a stylish, fast and rugged USB Flash drive. The Kingston DataTraveler R500 provides users with high-speed data transfer rates and a durable rubberized casing protecting the drive from scratches and general wear.

“This is the ideal solution for users such as photographers or graphic designers who want to store and share high-definition photos or videos, large documents, presentations or music”, said Steve Hall, European Product Development of Flash. “This is the ultimate USB Flash drive for those who desire fast transfer rates and a sturdy design.”

The Kingston DataTraveler R500 provides high data transfer rates of up to 30MB/s read and 20MB/s write. It is available in capacities of 16-, 32- and 64GB. The Kingston DataTraveler R500 is backed by a five-year warranty, 24/7 tech support and Kingston’s legendary reliability.
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13 Comments on Kingston Announces New DataTraveler R500 USB Flash Drive

#1
TheLostSwede
Like really, why isn't this USB 3.0?
Who's going to buy a premium USB drive today if it doesn't offer USB 3.0 connectivity?
It makes no sense at all, as you could have these speeds or better in at USB 2.0 level and even faster at USB 3.0.
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#2
Wile E
Power User
Not USB 3.0 = not interested.

Time to stop making new 2.0 drives already, and just stick with the models they already have, and concentrate on giving us a full line of USB 3.0 drives.
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#3
bear jesus
TheLostSwede said:
Like really, why isn't this USB 3.0?
Who's going to buy a premium USB drive today if it doesn't offer USB 3.0 connectivity?
It makes no sense at all, as you could have these speeds or better in at USB 2.0 level and even faster at USB 3.0.
Wile E said:
Not USB 3.0 = not interested.

Time to stop making new 2.0 drives already, and just stick with the models they already have, and concentrate on giving us a full line of USB 3.0 drives.
Every time i see these new releases i think the same things and i don't even have usb 3 ports yet.
I intend to get it on my next motherboard but from the reviews i have seen on usb 3 storage they do better than usb 2 when in a usb 2 port thus making anything other than new usb 3 devices kind of pointless now.
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#4
Wile E
Power User
You are exactly correct. I do not have USB 3.0 on my computer, but my USB 3.0 thumb drive is still leagues faster than my 2.0 drives.
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#5
bear jesus
Wile E said:
You are exactly correct. I do not have USB 3.0 on my computer, but my USB 3.0 thumb drive is still leagues faster than my 2.0 drives.
I'm glad I'm right on that point :laugh: it's the main reason why i have been keeping an eye out on new storage options as i thought it would be nice to get a little speed boost before i move on to usb 3 ports as right now transferring more than a couple hundred mb is a pain in the butt just due to the time taken each way.
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#6
Mussels
Moderprator
red stripes make it go faster.
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#7
tkpenalty
Mussels said:
red stripes make it go faster.
Three times faster? :laugh:

Seriously, what is the point of these 2.0 drives when the average budget generic drive from your local supermarket saturates USB 2.0 already?
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#8
Unregistered
I don't get it what are you keep complaining about the lack of USB 3.0 support. 90% of you, including me don't have USB3.0 adaptors installed in your PC. I don't even have an empty PCI-EX slot free.....:banghead:
#9
bear jesus
TAViX said:
I don't get it what are you keep complaining about the lack of USB 3.0 support. 90% of you, including me don't have USB3.0 adaptors installed in your PC. I don't even have an empty PCI-EX slot free.....:banghead:
One of the main things is the ability to get a massive transfer speed boost with a new motherboard and hopefully within months :p
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#10
Mussels
Moderprator
TAViX said:
I don't get it what are you keep complaining about the lack of USB 3.0 support. 90% of you, including me don't have USB3.0 adaptors installed in your PC. I don't even have an empty PCI-EX slot free.....:banghead:
many of us do have USB3.0 actually, and the other part is this:


USB 2.0 devices are faster on USB 3.0 ports, and USB 3.0 devices are faster on USB 2.0 ports.


yeah you read that right - no matter how you mix and match, if either end is USB 3.0, shit goes a lot faster.
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#11
Swamp Monster
I don't have USB 3.0 connectors in my PC, but yesterday I saw USB 3.0 controller from MSI in local Computer store. I would be happy if there were any USB 3.0 thumb drives avaliable, but yet there are only USB 2:cry:
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#12
bear jesus
Swamp Monster said:
I don't have USB 3.0 connectors in my PC, but yesterday I saw USB 3.0 controller from MSI in local Computer store. I would be happy if there were any USB 3.0 thumb drives avaliable, but yet there are only USB 2:cry:
I don't know of any Latvian retailers or online stores but there are multiple usb 3 thumb drives available in other country's so i would hope they would be available online already or in a store near you soon.
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#13
Wile E
Power User
TAViX said:
I don't get it what are you keep complaining about the lack of USB 3.0 support. 90% of you, including me don't have USB3.0 adaptors installed in your PC. I don't even have an empty PCI-EX slot free.....:banghead:
Because USB 3.0 drives are faster, even in USB 2.0 slots.
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