Kingston Ships Their First USB 3.0 Thumb Stick

Posted by at 12:17 pm on September 14, 2010

Kingston  today unveiled its first USB 3.0 thumb drive, the DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0. The drive is available in three capacities, at 16GB, 32GB and 64GB.  Manufacture estimates give it a write speed of 60MBps and a read speed of 80MBps – much faster than USB 2.0.

A  Y cable is included with each Ultimate 3.0 thumb drive for backwards compatibility with USB 2.0. Kingston’s tests have shown that a 3.9GB movie could be copied to the drive in 1 minute and 13 seconds.

The 16GB Ultimate 3.0 USB drive will cost $89 for the 16GB model, the 32GB  mobel will cost  $138 and the 64GB model wil cost $270.

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