World’s First 256GB USB Flash Drive

A 256 Gigabytes USB Flash Drive? Crap! My eyes widened the moment I read about it. Although I’ve been expecting that such high capacity USB flash drives will really come into existence in the future, I didn’t expect it to be too sooner enough. It is said to hold up to 50,000 digital images, 365 CD images, 54 DVD5 ISOs or 10 Blu-ray single layer disks. I’m still amazed knowing how much data can be stored in such a small piece of device.

Kingston’s DataTraveler 300 is the world’s first 256GB USB Flash Drive. This high capacity USB flash drive comes with transfer rates up to 20MB/sec for read and speed up to 10MB/sec for write. It is also bundled with Kingston’s Password Traveler software which is used for segmenting a section of the drive that can be used to store files securely, accesible only by a password.


Do you really need it?

Well, it depends on your needs. But for me, I’m not that excited to own such flash drive (except if given as a GIFT! haha!). It’s because flash drives are highly susceptible for damage due to its miniature size excluding the fact that it can also be accidentally lost by the owner. If I’m in need of more storage capacity, I would rather buy an external/portable hard drive (HD). But if you really want to have a 256GB USB flash drive, then prepare at least $900 or almost 40,000 in Philippine currency. :p

How about you? Would you buy it?

For a detailed review, go to this link.



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  • No, I won’t.
    I’d rather buy a Blank DVD-/+RW DISC.
    Those USB’s have high issues of Security Threats. haha