Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/09/14/kingston_datatraveler_ultimate_3/

Kingston SuperSpeeds USB Flash drive line

USB 3.0 on a stick

By Tony Smith

Posted in Hardware, 14th September 2010 16:02 GMT

Memory specialist Kingston has brought USB 3.0 to its USB Flash drive family.

The DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 doesn't quite deliver the full SuperSpeed 5Gb/s experience, but its claimed 80MB/s (640Mb/s) read speed and 60MB/s (480Mb/s) write speeds put it ahead of what a USB 2.0-based equivalent can deliver.

At those speeds, a 2GB file will copy in 25 seconds or so.

Kingston USB 3.0

Since USB 3.0 incorporates a separate USB 2.0 bus, the DataTraveler is backwards compatible with the older standard, of course.

The stick comes in 16, 32 and 64GB capacities, each backed by a five-year warranty. Prices run from £57 to £173. ®