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    News - Kingston launches world's first 256GB flash drive, calls it DataTraveler 300

    A month after the launch of the DataTraveler 200, Kingston doubles the capacity of USB flash drives.
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    Re: News - Kingston launches world's first 256GB flash drive, calls it DataTraveler 3

    That's a lot of information to lose in your pocket

    The speeds are quite slow, but I suppose you can't just fill it at once, so they're bearable. But now I don't see a point in portable HDDs, though. These may be cheaper for a while, but otherwise..

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    Re: News - Kingston launches world's first 256GB flash drive, calls it DataTraveler 3

    I believe with these large flash drives (128Gb and up), the benefits of having USB 3 interface really starts coming into play, but inevitably that won't be available for a while ..maybe 18 months? A 256GB with USB 3 just seems more viable to me in time.

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    Re: News - Kingston launches world's first 256GB flash drive, calls it DataTraveler 3

    For USB3 it also needs to actually be fast enough to take advantage of it. This one doesn't even max out USB2.

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    Re: News - Kingston launches world's first 256GB flash drive, calls it DataTraveler 3

    Even at full speed it would take well over 7 hours to fill it painfully slow!
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    Re: News - Kingston launches world's first 256GB flash drive, calls it DataTraveler 3

    it's £650! with that money you could get eight 1.5tb drives and still have enough money for a couple of pints and a fish supper! sure the drives won't fit in your pocket, but they would fit in a tesco carrier bag no problem

    who the hell would pay £650 for that? you could get a well specced laptop for that money

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    Re: News - Kingston launches world's first 256GB flash drive, calls it DataTraveler 3

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    who the hell would pay £650 for that? you could get a well specced laptop for that money
    Considering you can buy the new Corsair 256GB SSD for half that, I'd rather use one of those with a SATA>USB converter.


    But I guess they could start issuing them to various goverment bodies, imagine how much personal data they could lose on one of those!
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    Re: News - Kingston launches world's first 256GB flash drive, calls it DataTraveler 3

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Considering you can buy the new Corsair 256GB SSD for half that, I'd rather use one of those with a SATA>USB converter.


    But I guess they could start issuing them to various goverment bodies, imagine how much personal data they could lose on one of those!
    so my tax money is going towards these instead of missiles to kill people in countries i would never dream of going to?

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