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Kingston Digital expends USB 3.0 line


Kingston Digital ( has announced the DataTraveler Elite 3.0, which is based on the USB 3.0 standard. It’s Mac OS X compatible, but will only run at USB 2.0 speeds since Apple has officially supported USB 3.0.

In internal testing, DataTraveler Elite 3.0 was approximately two times faster than a standard USB 2.0 Flash drive copying over 22GB worth of data, says ndrew Ewing, Flash memory business manager, Kingston. The testing was done with a single Blu-ray movie, over 10,000 photos and more than 4,000 songs.

DataTraveler Elite 3.0 is backwards compatible with USB 2.0. Available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities, DataTraveler Elite 3.0 features a capless and retractable design to protect the USB connector, allowing users to keep the drive with them at all times as it can be easily attached to a key ring or lanyard.

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