Kingston DataTraveler II, Plus & Elite USB 2.0 Flash Drive

Kingston announced the expansion of its DataTraveler® USB 2.0 product line to better service the varying needs of USB customers. Kingston will add three versions to the product line: DataTraveler II, DataTraveler II Plus and DataTraveler Elite. For advanced consumers and small to midsize business use, DataTraveler II and DataTraveler II Plus provide high-performance solutions. Performance benefits include Hi-Speed USB 2.0, pre-loaded SecureTraveler security software with private zones and password protection. The DataTraveler II has a data transfer rate of up to 11 MB/sec. read; 7 MB/sec. write speed, while the DataTraveler II Plus is fastest in its class with a data transfer rate of up to 19 MB/sec. read; 13 MB/sec. write speed. DataTraveler Elite features Hi-Speed USB 2.0, advanced security and ease of use utilities including a boot utility. The DataTraveler Elite has a data transfer rate of up to 24 MB/sec. read; 14 MB/sec. write speed, making it one of the fastest USB devices on the market today.

Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory
products, today announced the expansion of its DataTraveler® USB 2.0 product
line to better service the varying needs of USB customers. Kingston will add
three versions to the product line: DataTraveler II, DataTraveler II Plus and
DataTraveler Elite.

“Kingston entered the USB drive market in 2002 and the product has been
immensely successful,” said Scott Chen, Vice President of APAC Business
Division. “As the USB standard continues to gain adoption in new market
segments, Kingston decided the time was right to launch a trio of DataTravelers
with enhanced features and functionality to best fit the needs of a diverse
group of users.”

DataTraveler II and DataTraveler II Plus

For advanced consumers and small to midsize business use, DataTraveler II and
DataTraveler II Plus provide high-performance solutions. Performance benefits
include Hi-Speed USB 2.0, pre-loaded SecureTraveler security software with
private zones and password protection. Both are designed for power-users who
need higher capacities and faster data transfer. The DataTraveler II has a data
transfer rate of up to 11 MB/sec. read; 7 MB/sec. write speed, while the
DataTraveler II Plus is fastest in its class with a data transfer rate of up to
19 MB/sec. read; 13 MB/sec. write speed.

DataTraveler Elite

Designed for premium performance and safeguarding data for IT, corporate and
government organizations, DataTraveler Elite features Hi-Speed USB 2.0, advanced
security and ease of use utilities including a boot utility. The DataTraveler
Elite has a data transfer rate of up to 24 MB/sec. read; 14 MB/sec. write speed,
making it one of the fastest USB devices on the market today. DataTraveler Elite
has a unique combination of hardware and software-based security that gives
unprecedented access control and encrypted data protection. With DataTraveler
Elite’s TravelerSafe+ software, users can set password access control for a
private data storage area that utilizes 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
hardware-based encryption. If lost, this advanced hardware encryption system
protects the data against unauthorized access.

Ideal for use on virtually any PC or Macintosh with a USB port, all
DataTravelers have a five-year warranty and are backed by Kingston service and
support. The DataTraveler’s labeling can also be customized for special
promotions and giveaways via Kingston’s co-logo program*. For more information
on DataTraveler and its corresponding DataTraveler Elite security white paper,
please visit the Kingston Technology Web site at

www.kingston.com/asia/digitalmedia

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