Most of us use a USB pen drive on some level or another, whether it is to keep offline document backups or to move files between work and home machines. Today we are looking at the new Kingston Data Traveler Ultimate 64GB drive which is the first USB 3.0 pen drive we have tested.
USB 3.0 is the latest revision of the Universal Serial bus platform and offers greatly enhanced transfer speeds. The only real negative right now is that it has not yet been fully adopted and many people reading this will still be using a pure USB 2.0 based motherboard. In this case the Kingston Data Traveler drive is completely backwards compatible … so it would make a viable purchase, with future proofing in mind. This all depends on the performance levels of course as you will be paying a price premium for USB 3.0 speeds.
Kingston are making these drives in sizes of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB and we are looking at the largest offering in their family which costs around £150 inc vat in the UK right now.
DTU30/16GB, DTU30/32GB, DTU30/64GB
- Capacities – 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
- Requirements – system with USB 3.0 port
- Fast – data transfer rates for USB 3.0 to 80MB/sec. read and 60MB/sec. write; USB 2.0 = 30MB/sec. read and 30MB/sec. write
- Backwards compatible – with USB 2.0.
- Dimensions – 2.90″ x 0.87″ x 0.63″ (73.70mm x 22.20mm x 16.10mm)
- Operating Temperature – 32° to 140°F (0° to 60°C)
- Storage Temperature – -4° to 185°F (-20° to 85°C)
- Simple – just plug into a USB port
- Practical – durable casing with a solid lanyard loop
- Guaranteed – five-year warranty