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.

  • James Smith

    While this is a great development, the price renders it out of practical use. You can by a very small USB HDD for a fraction of the price and have far more storage.

    When manufacturers become serious about having SDD as standard, we’ll see the price of all non-degradable memory fall like SIMM and DIMM chips have.

    Even now, 64GB thumb drives are under $50, so this price point won’t last long.

  • xerxy

    Yeah, transfer rates wouldn't be enough with USB 2.0. And I'd rather invest this much in a similar sized SSD.