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Sunbury-On-Thames, UK -- February 18, 2010 -- Kingston Digital Europe Ltd, a subsidiary of Kingston Technology Corporation, the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the release of the Kingston DataTraveler 310, the ultimate mobile storage accessory, allowing users to carry a complete digital portfolio of documents. The Kingston DataTraveler 310 replaces the 256GB DataTraveler 300, released in July 2009. The DataTraveler 310 users will benefit from quick transfer speeds and protect their data using Password Traveler Software.

“We saw an opportunity to push the capacity envelope for USB Flash drives in the marketplace. Customer feedback and our research determined that this is a great solution for designers, engineers and architects who have a need to easily store and transport large data files,” said Steve Hall, Product Development Manager of Flash for Kingston “The Kingston DataTraveler 310 is the ideal partner for those who want to expand the storage capacity of their notebooks. For the enthusiast who wants easy access to their full media library, the Kingston DataTraveler 310 can store up to 365 CDs, 54 DVDs or 51,000 images*. This device makes an entire collection of data easily portable.

The Kingston DataTraveler 310 features Password Traveler software, which allows the user to create and access a password-protected privacy zone. The secure area of the drive can account for up to 90 percent of the drive’s capacity and does not require administrator rights.

The Kingston DataTraveler 310 is available only in 256GB and is backed by a five-year warranty and 24/7 tech support. For more information visit www.kingston.com/europe

Compatibility Table

Operating System

File Transfer

Password Traveler

Windows® 7

Yes

Yes

Windows Vista® (SP1, SP2)

Yes

Yes

Windows ReadyBoost™

No

No

Windows XP (SP1, SP2, SP3)

Yes

Yes

Windows 2000 (SP4)

Yes

Yes

Mac OS X v.10.3.x+

Yes

No

Linux v.2.6.x+

Yes

No

Storage Table*

Media Type

Qty

Estimated File Size

Photos

51000

Standard JPEG at 10MP

CDs

365

~700 MB each

DVDs

54

~4.7 GB each

Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB Flash Drive  

Part Number

Capacity and Features

MSRP

DT310/256GB

DataTraveler 310 256GB

£605.50

DataTraveler 310 Product Features and Specifications:

  • Capacity**: 256 GB
  • Fast***: data transfer rates of 25MB/sec. read and 12MB/sec. write
  • Safeguarded: includes Password Traveler
  • Convenient: does not require Administrator rights to access the Privacy Zone
  • Dimensions: 2.90" x 0.87" x 0.63" (73.70mm x 22.20mm x 16.10mm)
  • Operating Temperature: 32°F to 140° F (0°C to 60° C)
  • Storage Temperature: -4°C to 185°F (-20°C to 85° C)
  • Simple: just plug into a USB port
  • Practical: loop supports most key rings
  • Guaranteed: five-year warranty

* Storage listings based on Kingston testing, individual results may vary.
** Some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. For more information, please consult Kingston Technology’s Flash Memory Guide at Kingston.com/Flash_Memory_Guide.
*** Speed may vary due to host hardware, software and usage.

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About Kingston Digital, Inc.

Kingston Digital, Inc. (“KDI”) is the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Established in 2008, KDI is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, USA. For more information, please call +44 (0)1932 738888 or visit www.kingston.com/europe

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