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Kingston Ships New Generation USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Jan. 7, 2013

Kingston Digital Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company Inc., today announced the launch of the DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Generation 3 USB 3.0 Flash drive. DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 is redesigned with a sleek and slim new case and features fast transfer speeds for moving high resolution images, music libraries and HD video files.

DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 features read speeds up to 150MB/s and write speeds up to 70MB/s. When plugged into a USB 2.0 port, the drive has read speeds up to 30MB/s and write speeds up to 20MB/s. It is available in 32GB and 64GB capacities.

The fusion of form, function and style makes DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 a standout over ordinary USB Flash drives. The drive takes its design inspiration from DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0, the world's largest-capacity USB 3.0 Flash drive. Made of an attractive solid metal matte finish case, DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 features a convenient retractable design that protects the USB from damage while carrying it on a key chain, purse or briefcase.

"USB 3.0 is becoming more mainstream as it is standard on most motherboards and PCs shipping today," said Andrew Ewing, Flash memory business manager, Kingston. "We are working hard to make sure we improve the speed and design of our USB 3.0 Flash drives to stay competitive as demand grows in the market. DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 is a perfect example of this evolution."

DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 is backed by a five-year warranty, free live technical support and legendary Kingston reliability. For more information visit www.kingston.com.

Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 Features and Specifications:

Capacities*: 32GB, 64GB

Speed**: USB 3.0 up to 150MB/s Read, 70MB/s Write

USB 2.0 up to 30MB/s Read, 20MB/s Write

USB 3.0 performance***: dramatic time savings when transferring large media files; 8x faster than a standard USB 2.0

Durable design: solid metal sliding casing with no cap to lose

Backwards compatibility: usable with USB 2.0 systems with excellent performance throughout

Guaranteed: five-year warranty and free technical support

Dimensions: without key ring: 2.6929" x 0.8961" x 0.4567" (68.40mm x 22.76mm x 11.6mm) with key ring: 3.3622" x 0.8961" x 0.4567" (85.40mm x 22.76mm x 11.6mm)

Operating Temperature: 32°F to 140°F (0°C to 60°C)

Storage Temperature: -4°F to 185°F (-20°C to 85°C)

*Some of the listed capacity on a Flash storage device is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. As such, the actual available capacity for data storage is less than what is listed on the products. For more information, go to Kingston's Flash Memory Guide at kingston.com/Flash_Memory_Guide.

**Speed may vary due to host hardware, software and usage.

***Requires a system with USB 3.0 port.


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