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Kingston Unveils DataTraveler Elite 3.0 Flash Drives

Kingston Digital announced its new DataTraveler Elite 3.0 line of flash drives, which is available in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB capacities.

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Kingston Digital Expands USB 3.0 Flash Drive Product Line

• USB 3.0 performance at Best Value
• Ideal for Rapid Large File Transfers
• Sleek, Capless Retractable Design

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif.– Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the Kingston® DataTraveler® Elite 3.0. DataTraveler Elite 3.0 (Kingston part #: DTE30/xxGB) is based on the USB 3.0 standard and is an economical choice for consumers looking for fast data transfers, enabling users to store and transfer their digital library quickly.

“As consumers store and carry more HD video, digital artwork, music and presentations, faster devices are required to keep pace with one’s digital lifestyle,” said Andrew Ewing, Flash memory business manager, Kingston. “With more PCs shipping with USB 3.0 ports, the new DataTraveler Elite adds to Kingston’s USB 3.0 family and is the perfect solution for those who require faster transfer speeds without breaking the budget.”

DataTraveler Elite 3.0 helps consumers save time. For example, in internal testing, DataTraveler Elite 3.0 was approximately two times faster than a standard USB 2.0 Flash drive copying over 22GB worth of data. The testing was done with a single Blu-ray™ movie, over 10,000 photos and more than 4,000 songs.

DataTraveler Elite 3.0 is backwards compatible with USB 2.0. Available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities, DataTraveler Elite 3.0 features a sleek, capless and retractable design to protect the USB connector, allowing users to keep the drive with them at all times as it can be easily attached to a key ring or lanyard.

Kingston’s DataTraveler Elite 3.0 is backed by a five-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability. For more information visit

Kingston DataTraveler Elite 3.0 Features and Specifications:

Capacities*: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
USB 3.0: 70MB/s read, 30MB/s write;
USB 2.0: 30MB/s read, 25MB/s write
Dimensions: 2.7185″ x 0.8504″ x 0.437″ (69.05mm x 21.6mm x 11.1mm)
Operating Temperature: 32° to 140°F (0° to 60°C)
Storage Temperature: -4° to 185°F (-20° to 85°C)
Warranty: 5 years

Compatibility Table
Operating System                       USB 3.0                       USB 2.0
Windows® 7 (SP1)                       Yes                       Yes
Windows Vista® (SP1, SP2)                       Yes                       Yes
Windows XP (SP3)                       Yes                       Yes
Mac OS X v. 10.5.x +                       No                       Yes
Linux v. 2.6.x +                       Yes                       Yes

Kingston DataTraveler Elite 3.0 USB Flash Drive
Part Number                       Capacity and Features                       MSRP (U.S. only)
DTE30/16GB                       16GB DataTraveler Elite 3.0 USB Flash Drive                       $ 37.00
DTE30/32GB                       32GB DataTraveler Elite 3.0 USB Flash Drive                       $ 89.00
DTE30/64GB                       64GB DataTraveler Elite 3.0 USB Flash Drive                       $ 135.00

* Some of the listed capacity on a Flash storage device is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. As such, the actual available capacity for data storage is less than what is listed on the products. For more information, go to Kingston’s Flash Guide at
** Speed may vary due to host hardware, software and usage.
† System specifications: Intel® DX79SI motherboard, 8GB HyperX® KHX1600C7D3X1K2/4GX, Intel Core i7™ 3930K, HyperX SSD SH100S3/120G, Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit SP1, Renesas 2.0.34 xHCI

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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 visit or call 800-337-8410.