Is this the first 256GB flash drive in the US?
Kingston claims the DataTraveler 310 is the first 256GB USB Flash drive in the United States. It's definitely going to add more capacity to someone's pants.
So, how much can you get into a 256GB drive?
“... the DataTraveler 310 can store up to 365 CDs, 54 DVDs or 51,000 images. This device makes an entire collection of data easily portable.” Said Andrew Ewing, USB business manager, Kingston
The answer is, A lot, dude. A lot of lot.
Okay, I will probably need to replace it in a month, once I've managed to fill it up with all my junk. But, for now, it is an awesome, unimaginable amount of storage.
Unfortunately, the DataTraveler 310 replaces the 256GB DataTraveler 300, released in July 2009 to the Asia/Pacific and Europe, Middle East and Africa regions. This will no doubt create yet another war as them-that-ain't-us types rage against us getting the bigger product number for exactly the same product. But, for now, like I said before, it's awesomeness will be enough for me.
And paranoid freaks everywhere can rejoice, the DataTraveler 310 features Kingston's Password Traveler software, which allows the user to create and access a password-protected privacy zone. The secure area of the drive can account for up to 90 percent of the drive’s capacity and does not require administrator rights.