Kingston launches first 256GB Flash Drive

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

Allows users to store and carry an entire digital library in a small mobile device

Sydney, Australia - July 22, 2009 -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.

Kingston launches first 256GB Flash Drive

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.

"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."

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

DataTraveler 300 Product Features and Specifications:
•Capacity***- 256 GB
•Speed****- Data transfer rates of up to 20 MB/sec. read and 10 MB/sec. write
•Safeguarded - Includes Password Traveler security software for Windows
•Convenient - Does not require Administrator rights to access the Privacy Zone
•Dimensions - 2.78" x 0.67" x 0.87" (70.68 mm x 16.90 mm x 21.99 mm)
•Operating Temperature - 32° to 140° F (0° to 60° C)
•Storage Temperature - -4° to 185° F (-20° to 85° C)
•Simple - Just plug into a USB port
•Practical - Durable, capless design
•Guaranteed - Five-year warranty
•Enhanced - For Windows ReadyBoost on Vista-based systems*****

Product Summary
Manufacturer: Kingston Technology
Product Name : Kingston Technology DataTraveler 300 256GB
RRP for DT300 256GB: A$1,299.00, NZ$1,679.00
Australian Distributors: Avnet Australia Pty Ltd, Ingram Micro, Simms International Pty Ltd., Synnex Australia PTY Ltd.
New Zealand Distributors: Ingram Micro NZ, Synnex NZ
Availability: Built by Request

Kingston launches first 256GB Flash Drive

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About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.
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

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