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Old September 14, 2010, 04:07 PM
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Default Kingston Digital Launches First USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Kingston today announced it is shipping its first USB 3.0 Flash drive. The KingstonDataTravelerUltimate 3.0 Flash drive takes advantage of the faster USB 3.0 specification that has up to ten times the data transfer rates of the current USB 2.0 specification.

The DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 has a read speed of 80MB/sec. and a write speed of 60MB/sec.... [ Read full article ]
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Old September 14, 2010, 09:33 PM
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now were talking. looking forward to replace my army of usb 2.0 drives. nice.
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Old September 14, 2010, 10:32 PM
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AFAIK there still isn't any bootable USB3.0 capable chipsets yet. Until then I am really not caring all that much.
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Umm...maybe I'm not reading the same specs as everyone else (it IS early) but mid 50mb/s in real world sequential write speed....is SLOW for USB 3.0 thumb drives. IF mid 50's with a peak at 60 (under optimum conditions) is the BEST this flash drive can do its going to get eaten alive but the competition UNLESS its costs significantly less then them which those prices certainly are NOT. If (for example the 16gb) MSRP of $88 means it retails for 65 then yeah it stands a chance, but not at 90 bucks. AND the 32gb versions price point is even worse
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As with most new products, I'm in no hurry to grab these until prices come back to a reasonable level. Otherwise, getting faster, and will no doubt get much quicker soon enough. For the price of a 64 gb flash I would consider a portable SSD instead.
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These are nuts. SuperTalent 32GB, USB 3.0 Pocket SSD Raid Array Drive, Read, 320MB/s, Write, 180 MB/s (STU32GSRK) | Canada Computers

I did see a non Raid one, it was around 150mb/sec for their specs.
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These things still won't be useful today because the majority of laptops continue to be sold without USB3 support. It seems that only aftermarket desktop mobos have widespread USB3 support for now...
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