Kingston promises “record-breaking” performance with its DataTraveler Max USB 3.2 Gen 2 Flash Drives

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Kingston promises “record-breaking” performance with its DataTraveler Max USB 3.2 Gen 2 Flash Drives

Kingston Technology has launched its fastest USB flash storage device to date, offering “record-breaking” speeds of up to 1,000 MB/s reads and 900 MB/s writes, pretty much saturating the device’s USB 3.2 Gen 2 interface. Meet the Kingston DataTraveler Max USB 3.2 Gen 2, a compact USB thumb drive that delivers ultra-fast speed and incredible portability. 

Previously, this level of performance was available from M.2 NVMe SSDs within USB 3.2 Gen 2 enclosures. While M.2 SSDs are small, M.2 SSD enclosures are not as portable and easy to use as standard thumb drives. That said, Thumb drives often lack the speed needed to transfer multi-gigabyte files and folders quickly. The DataTraveler Max USB 3.2 Gen 2 is designed to make large data transfers faster while retaining the standard thumb drive form factor. 

Using USB Type-C, Kingston’s DataTraveler Max USB 3.2 Gen 2 supports most modern PCs and laptops. The drive can even be used with Type-C compatible mobile phones. With 256GB to 1TB capacities, this drive will be perfect for moving high-resolution video files, large libraries of photographs and other data-heavy content. 
In a world filled with cheap flash drives that offer lowly write speeds as bad a 10 MB/s, Kingston’s DataTraveler Max USB 3.2 Gen 2 should offer many customers a breath of fresh air with its 900 MB/s max write speeds. A few years ago, 900 MB/s would have been considered as excellent speeds for internal drives, but now, these speeds are available from premium flash drives. If you want a high-speed flash drive, options are available. 

What follows is Kingston’s Press Release. 

PR – Kingston Digital Ships Record-Breaking DataTraveler Max USB 3.2 Gen 2 Flash Drive

Kingston Digital, Inc., the flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, today announced it is shipping DataTraveler Max, a high performance Type-C USB leveraging the latest USB 3.2 Gen 2 standard. DataTraveler Max (DT Max) delivers record-breaking speeds up to 1,000 MB/s read and 900 MB/s write to make it one of the fastest USB drives on the market and the first of its kind.

DT Max is designed with portability and convenience in mind. The unique ridged casing protects the connector when it is not in use and is easily moved in a single motion. Seamlessly transfer and store large digital files such as HD photos, 4K/8K videos, music and more with top speeds and high capacities up to 1 TB. The addition of a keyring loop and LED status indicator makes the drive ideal for users who need storage on-the-go.

“DT Max offers industry-leading speeds and uncompromised storage space to enable consumers to create and keep up with today’s content demands,” said Carissa Blegen, flash product manager, Kingston. “We deliver unparalleled performance that our customers have come to know and expect, and with this launch we are proud to set a new bar for USB-C flash drives.”

DataTraveler Max is available in capacities 256 GB to 1 TB and is backed by a five-year warranty with free technical support.

DataTraveler Max USB 3.2 Gen 2 Flash Drive Features and Specifications:

Latest USB 3.2 Gen 2 Standard: Move your files in a flash with incredible speeds up to 1,000 MB/s Read, 900 MB/s Write
Uncompromised Storage: Available in a range of high capacities from 256 GB-1 TB to carry your digital library on-the-go
USB-C 1 Connectivity: Supports next-gen laptops and desktops for seamless file transfers
Unique Design: Convenient one-handed sliding cap, LED status indicator, and functional keyring loop
Capacities: 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB
Speed: USB 3.2 Gen 2 – Up to 1,000 MB/s read, 900 MB/s write
Dimensions: 82.17 mm x 22.00 mm x 9.02 mm
Weight: 12 g
Operating temperature: 0°C60°C
Storage temperature: -20°C85°C
Warranty/support: 5-year warranty with free technical support
Compatible with: Windows 10, 8.1, Mac OS (v. 10.14.x ), Linux (v. 2.6.x ), Chrome OS

You can join the discussion on Kingston’s “record-breaking” DataTraveler Max USB 3.2 Gen 2 Flash Drive on the OC3D Forums. 

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