Kingston's Big Stick

Summary:When we saw the press release announcing Kingston's 256GB Data Traveler 300 USB Flash drive, we had to get one — if only to verify that this thing really does deliver a quarter of a terabyte of solid-state storage in a (chunky) USB stick format.Well, after a courier-related hiccup, the Data Traveler 300 duly arrived, and it does indeed deliver pretty much the full 0.

When we saw the press release announcing Kingston's 256GB Data Traveler 300 USB Flash drive, we had to get one — if only to verify that this thing really does deliver a quarter of a terabyte of solid-state storage in a (chunky) USB stick format.

Well, after a courier-related hiccup, the Data Traveler 300 duly arrived, and it does indeed deliver pretty much the full 0.25TB (there's some Data Traveler security software and a manual onboard). Here's the 'unboxing':

And here's what Windows Vista sees:

We'll do some speed testing in due course. But if you're lusting after one of these, perhaps for beefing up your netbook's storage capacity (or even your server's!), stop for a second and consider the list price: £565.67 excluding VAT. You can get it online for about £30 less, but this is still one stick you're definitely not going to be throwing for the dog to chase.

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