Kingston's Big Stick

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.

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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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