Kingston rolls out 'record-breaking' USB-C 3.2 flash drive

Kingston rolls out ‘record-breaking’ USB-C 3.2 flash drive


The high-speed Kingston DataTraveler flash drive comes in sizes up to 1TB.
The high-speed Kingston DataTraveler flash drive comes in sizes up to 1TB.
Photo: Kingston

Kingston Digital, the flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology, is rolling out its new DataTraveler Max. The company said the USB-C 3.2 flash drive “delivers record-breaking speeds up to 1,000MB/s read and 900MB/s write to make it one of the fastest USB drives on the market and the first of its kind.”

The high-performance DataTraveler Max (DT Max) uses the USB 3.2 Gen 2 standard, which offers speeds of about twice that of Gen 1.

“DT Max offers industry-leading speeds and uncompromised storage space to enable consumers to create and keep up with today’s content demands,” said Carissa Blegen, flash product manager, Kingston. “We deliver unparalleled performance that our customers have come to know and expect, and with this launch we are proud to set a new bar for USB-C flash drives.”

DataTraveler Max: portability and convenience with USB-C 3.2 speed

The company said it designed the DT Max with portability and convenience in mind. The ridged casing, which protects the connector when it’s not in use, moves easily with one-handed operation.

With the DT Max, you transfer and store large digital files such as HD photos, 4K/8K videos, music and more with high transfer speeds and capacities up to 1TB.

The addition of a keyring loop and LED status indicator makes the drive ideal for users who need storage on-the-go, Kingston Digital said.

Capacities and other specs

DT Max comes in capacities of 256GB, 512GB and 1TB. It’s backed by a five-year warranty with free technical support, Kingston said.

Features and specifications:

  • Latest USB 3.2 Gen 2 standard: Move files at speeds up to 1,000MB/s read, 900MB/s write.
  • USB-C Connectivity: Supports next-gen laptops and desktops.
  • Unique Design: Convenient one-handed sliding cap, LED status indicator and functional keyring loop
  • Speed: USB 3.2 Gen 2 – Up to 1,000MB/s read, 900MB/s write
  • Dimensions: 82.17 mm x 22.00 mm x 9.02 mm
  • Weight: 12g
  • Compatible with: Windows 10, 8.1, Mac OS (v. 10.14.x +), Linux (v. 2.6.x +), Chrome OS

While Kingston said it is shipping the new Kingston DataTraveler Max, it does not yet appear to be listed on retail sites. The product should be available soon wherever Kingston wares are sold, including Amazon. Price is to be determined.

Where to buy: Amazon and other retailers


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