Kingston releases 256 GB Flash Drive

By | July 21st, 2009

Kingston has announced world’s first 256 GB Flash Drive for Datatraveler 300 series. The drive is slim enough for thumb size. The new flash drive breaks record for highest capacity flash which was earlier set to 128 GB.

kingston data traveler 300 Kingston releases 256 GB Flash Drive

The flash drive offers password protection security features for safe data movement. The 256 GB capacity is large enough to store:

  • 10 HD Movies
  • 54 DVDs
  • 365 CDs

The flash drive supports Windows Vista ReadyBoost to help increase memory.


  • Transfer Rate: 20 MB/sec read and 10MB/sec write
  • Password Traveler security software for Windows
  • Dimensions – 2.78″ x 0.88″ x 0.65″ (70.68 mm x 22.37 mm x 16.45 mm)
  • Operating Temperature – 32° to 140° F (0° to 60° C)
  • durable capless design

The flash drive is compatible with USB 1.1 and USB 2.0. Support for USB 3.0 standard is much needed in these large capacity drive, and might come in future upgrades. The flash drive comes with 5 years warranty and a high price of $900.