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Kingston Data Traveler 256 Gb Flash Drive May be as Expensive as Your Laptop

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The latest member of Kingston’s Data Traveler USB drives is the Data Traveler 300, a flash disk with a gigantic 256 GB data capacity. 256 GB. That’s more than 50 DVDs. More than 40,000 songs. In your pocket. Mind blown.


As always, cutting edge tech ain’t cheap: the “Buy” links in Kingston’s website all come up empty, so I’m assuming the Data Traveler 300 is not available yet, but Hardware Sphere and Gizmodo both claim that the flash disk will sell for about $900 (USD). For comparison’s sake, you can get a 320 GB external hard drive for about $70. Even Western Digital’s 4 TB My Book external hard drive is much cheaper at $700. But I guess there are people who are willing to pay for the small form factor.