Ramblings from another nerd on the grid
Kingston Digital, Inc., today announced the release of DataTraveler® 310, the first 256GB USB Flash drive in the United States.
DataTraveler 310 Product Features and Specifications:
MSRP (U.S. only) = $1,108.00
See the full press release @ http://www.kingston.com/press/2010/flash/02d.asp. Let me know when you receive your order.
Why oh why would you release a 256gb memory stick priced at over a thousand dollars and make it USB 2.0 (rather than USB 3.0)? Who wants to transfer 256gb of data at 25mb/s? For me, that thing is doa.
P.S I'm eagerly waiting for more information on the W510 ;)
If I were doing dual boot I think I'd prefer an actual 256GB SSD instead:
It's about 40% cheaper and 10x faster. If you absolutely need portability you can put it in a USB enclosure for $20, or if you want a USB 3.0 enclosure it's more like $150, but it's still much cheaper. About the only place where the thumb drive excels is in being able to fit on a keychain. Is it really worth the added expense?