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Kingston Technology Unveils the World’s First 256GB USB Flash Drive

  • 22 July, 2009 15:00

<p><em>Allows users to store and carry an entire digital library in a small mobile
device</em><br/>
<br/> <strong>Sydney, Australia</strong> – <strong>July 22, 2009</strong> –Kingston
Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today
announced the launch of the world’s first 256GB USB flash drive, the Kingston
Technology DataTraveler 300. The Kingston DataTraveler 300 allows users to carry
around a whole digital world, from thousands of image files to a whole database
of documents. Users will also benefit from quick transfer rates and the option
to password protects their data.<br/>
<br/>
The Kingston DataTraveler 300 is ideal for netbook users who want to extend the
limited capacity of their machines; it can also be used by business consumers
who work with large databases, or even designers who need to transfer large design
files from one place to another.<br/>
<br/>
“Having the ability to carry over 51,000 images* or a paper tower 1346 metres**
tall in such a small format, demonstrates how far flash technology has developed,”
said said Vaughan Nankivell, Regional Manager- Australia and New Zealand for Kingston
Technology. “Users can also safeguard their data by initializing the Password
Traveler software which will allow business users and consumers to password protect
their data in a privacy zone without the need of administrator rights.”<br/>
<br/>
The Kingston DataTraveler 300 features a sleek cap-less design that will protect
the USB connector when it is not in use and is enhanced for Windows ReadyBoost.
The Kingston DataTraveler 300 is available only in 256GB and is backed by a five-year
warranty and free Tech Support. For more information, visit <a href="#">www.kingston.com/anz</a>.<br/>
<br/>
<strong>DataTraveler 300 Product Features and Specifications</strong>:<br/>
•<strong>Capacity</strong>***— 256 GB<br/>
•<strong>Speed</strong>****— Data transfer rates of up to 20 MB/sec.
read and 10 MB/sec. write<br/>
•<strong>Safeguarded </strong>— Includes Password Traveler security
software for Windows<br/>
•<strong>Convenient </strong>— Does not require Administrator rights
to access the Privacy Zone<br/>
•<strong>Dimensions</strong> — 2.78” x 0.67” x 0.87”
(70.68 mm x 16.90 mm x 21.99 mm)<br/>
•<strong>Operating Temperature</strong> — 32° to 140° F (0°
to 60° C)<br/>
•<strong>Storage Temperature</strong> — -4° to 185° F (-20°
to 85° C)<br/>
•<strong>Simple</strong> — Just plug into a USB port<br/>
•<strong>Practical </strong>— Durable, capless design<br/>
•<strong>Guaranteed</strong> — Five-year warranty<br/>
•<strong>Enhanced </strong>— For Windows ReadyBoost on Vista-based
systems*****<br/>
<br/>
<strong>Product Summary</strong><br/>
Manufacturer: Kingston Technology<br/>
Product Name : Kingston Technology DataTraveler 300 256GB<br/>
RRP for DT300 256GB: A$1,299.00, NZ$1,679.00<br/>
Website: <a href="#">www.kingston.com/anz</a><br/>
Australian Distributors: Avnet Australia Pty Ltd, Ingram Micro, Simms International
Pty Ltd., Synnex Australia PTY Ltd.<br/>
New Zealand Distributors: Ingram Micro NZ, Synnex NZ<br/>
Availability: Built by Request<br/>
<br/>
<strong>Compatibility Table</strong>
</p><table bgcolor="#FFFFFF" border="1" bordercolor="#000000" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="0" width="350">
<tr bgcolor="#66FFFF">
<td><font size="1"><strong>Operating System</strong></font></td>
<td><font size="1"><strong>File Transfer</strong></font></td>
<td><font size="1"><strong>Password Traveler</strong></font></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td><font size="1">Windows Vista** (SP1)</font></td>
<td><font size="1">Yes<br/>
</font></td>
<td><font size="1">Yes</font></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td><font size="1">Windows ReadyBoost</font></td>
<td><font size="1">Yes<br/>
</font></td>
<td><font size="1">No</font></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td><font size="1">Windows XP (SP1, SP2, SP3)</font></td>
<td><font size="1">Yes<br/>
</font></td>
<td><font size="1">Yes</font></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td><font size="1">Windows 2000 (SP4)</font></td>
<td><font size="1">Yes<br/>
</font></td>
<td><font size="1">Yes</font></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td><font size="1">Mac OS X v.10.3.x +</font></td>
<td><font size="1">Yes<br/>
</font></td>
<td><font size="1">No</font></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td><font size="1">Linux v.2.6.x +</font></td>
<td><font size="1">Yes<br/>
</font></td>
<td><font size="1">No</font></td>
</tr>
</table>
<font size="1"><br/>
</font>
<table border="1" bordercolor="#000000" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="0" width="350">
<tr bgcolor="#66FFFF" bordercolor="#000000">
<td colspan="2"><font size="1"><strong>Kingston Technology DataTraveler 300
USB Flash Drive</strong></font></td>
</tr>
<tr bordercolor="#000000">
<td><font size="1">Part Number<br/>
</font></td>
<td><font size="1">Capacity and Features</font></td>
</tr>
<tr bordercolor="#000000">
<td><font size="1">DT300/256GB<br/>
</font></td>
<td><font size="1">DataTraveler 300 256GB</font></td>
</tr>
</table>
<font size="1">For more detailed information, please visit the Kingston web
site at <a href="#">www.kingston.com/anz</a>. To discuss this product on Kingston
Blog, please go to <a href="#">www.kingston-blog.com</a>. To find out if your
Kingston product is genuine, Kingston also provides an online verification site:
<a href="#">www.kingston.com/asia/verify</a>.<br/>
<br/>
How well do you know about Kingston? Please try the game “Challenge Your
Memory” at: /<a href="#">www.kingston-blog.com/challenge_your_memory/en/</a>.
Are you a good sleuth? Please try the game “Search for Genuine Kingston”
at <a href="#">www.anti-counterfeit.kingston-blog.com</a>.</font><font size="2"><br/>
<br/>
</font><strong>About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.</strong><br/>
Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world’s largest independent manufacturer
of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products
for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for PDAs,
mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. Through its global network
of subsidiaries and affiliates, Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California,
Taiwan, China, Malaysia and sales representatives in the United States, Taiwan,
China, India, Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, Europe, Russia, Turkey, and Latin
America. For more information, please visit <a href="#">www.kingston.com/anz</a>.<br/>
<br/>
<strong>PR CONTACT</strong><br/>
Renato Catalan<br/>
Gap Marketing and Management Pty Ltd<br/>
Website: <a href="#">www.gapmarketing.com.au</a>
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