Model: Kingston DataTraveler Elite 3.0
Manufacturer: Kingston
Provided By: Kingston

As the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products, Kingston Technology doesn't need much of an introduction. The company got its start in 1987, when the computer industry was suffering from a severe shortage of surface-mount memory chips. To provide a solution, Kingston's founders designed a new Single In-Line Memory Module (SIMM) that used readily available, older technology through-hole components. Today, Kingston offers more than 2,000 memory products for everything from computers, servers and printers to MP3 players, digital cameras and cell phones.

With more and more PCs shipping with USB 3.0 ports, Kingston has begun to expand its line of USB 3.0 flash drives. This spring, the company launched the DataTraveler Elite 3.0. Available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities, this new, economical flash drive is capable of reading at 70 MB/s and writing at 30 MB/s when plugged into a USB 3.0 port. The DataTraveler Elite 3.0 also features a cap-less, tri-colored design with a slider and is backed by a five-year warranty.

  Kingston DataTraveler Elite 3.0 USB Flash Drive
General Specifications
Capacities 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
Dimensions 69.05 x 21.6 x 11.1 mm
Interface USB 3.0

Sequential Read 70 MB/s Max
Sequential Write 30 MB/s Max

Operating Temperature 32°F to 140°F (0°C to 60°C)
Storage Temperature -4°F to 185°F (-20°C to 85°C)

Other Features
Backwards compatible with USB 2.0
Capless design with slider
5 year warranty

Needless to say, this is only a taste of what the DataTraveler Elite 3.0 has to offer. To give you an idea of what to expect, we'll take a closer look at Kingston's new USB 3.0 flash drive and then see how well it performs. Does the DataTraveler Elite 3.0 have what it takes? Is it the best bang for your buck? Keep reading as we find out.

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