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Old July 20, 2009, 01:31 PM
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Default Kingston Releases DataTraveler 300 256GB USB Drive

Kingston Technology 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 w... [ Read full article ]

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Old July 20, 2009, 02:01 PM
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That is impressive that they've gotten up to that high already, i wonder what its going to initially cost
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Old July 20, 2009, 02:21 PM
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No kidding! They have kept up with SSD drives, and may in fact surpass them. Not to mention they are less than half the weight and size!
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Old July 20, 2009, 02:50 PM
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Pretty sweet, but not really worth it if it costs that much! These would only be good if we had USB 3.0 speeds... pretty cool technology nonetheless.
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I've also seen eSATA based flash keys. I'd rather have eSATA as an interface for somehting this big over USB.
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Very nice....one problem, though. Can you imagine how long it'll take to upload 256GB from your desktop to this..with 10MB/s writes?
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Wow, 256GB USB stick. Impressive.
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The price is even more impressive. $1000 USD PC Pro: News: The £650 flash drive!
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No kidding! They have kept up with SSD drives, and may in fact surpass them. Not to mention they are less than half the weight and size!
Kept up with SSDs? How?

Capacity? SSDs are available in multiple terabyte capacities.

Speed? I'm sorry but 10MB/s maximum writes and 20MB/s maximum reads are even slower than most HDDs.

Price? Okay, $4/GB is cheaper than an X25-M but more expensive than a Vertex.

If I had a grand to drop on a quarter-terabyte removeable flash storage device, I'd get an SSD.
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I've also seen eSATA based flash keys. I'd rather have eSATA as an interface for somehting this big over USB.
USB isn't the bottleneck. 10MB/s writes and 20MB/s reads are.
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