by Lyle Smith

Kingston Digital DataTraveler Ultimate And HyperX Predator 3.0 USB Flash Drives Released

Kingston Digital, the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology, has announced the launch of the DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Generation 3 USB 3.0 Flash drive. The DataTraveler Ultimate (available in 32GB and 64GB capacities) is redesigned with a slim new case and features fast transfer speeds for moving large data files.

The DataTraveler Ultimate boasts read speeds up to 150MB/s and write speeds up to 70MB/s when using USB 3.0 and 30MB/s read and 20MB/s write when plugged into USB 2.0. As far as design goes, it is made out of a sleek solid metal matte finish case with a convenient retractable design, which protects the USB from damage while carrying it on a key chain, purse, or briefcase.

DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 comes with a five-year warranty and free live technical support.

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 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)

Kingston Digital has also announced the DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 USB Flash drive, the world’s largest-capacity USB 3.0 Flash drive as it will be available in a 1TB capacity later in the first quarter. It is currently available in 512GB capacity.

The DT HyperX Predator 3.0 is Kingston's fastest USB 3.0 Flash drive, boasting speeds up to 240MB/s read and 160MB/s write, which is ideal for users dealing with large multimedia files. Additionally, it has achieved SuperSpeed USB 3.0 certification and is compliant with, and optimized for, next-generation USB 3.0 specifications. It is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 for efficient data transfer rates.

The Predator's casing design uses a zinc alloy metal for superior quality and shock-resistance and ships with a custom Kingston key ring as well as a HyperX valet keychain.

Kingston HyperX Predator 3.0 Features and Specifications:

  • Highest capacities: uncompromised data storage to carry your digital world on a portable USB drive
  • Highest performance: unparalleled speeds to save time while transferring content rich data
  • Zinc alloy metal casing: resilient protection for data in a cutting-edge design
  • HyperX valet keychain: exclusive accessory for a stylish twist to portable storage
  • Guaranteed: five-year warranty and free technical support for added peace of mind
  • Speeds: USB 3.0: 240MB/s read and 160MB/s write
  • Capacities: 512GB, 1TB (later Q1)
  • Dimensions:
    • Without key ring: 2.8346" x 1.0606" x 0.8268" (72mm x 26.94mm x 21mm)
    • With key ring: 3.4854" x 1.0606" x 0.8268" (88.53mm x 26.94mm x 21mm)
  • Operating Temperature: 32°F to 140°F (0°C to 60°C)
  • Storage Temperature: -4°F to 185°F (-20°C to 85°C)

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