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June 18, 2009

The groundbreaking Kingston 128GB USB Flash drive

The groundbreaking Kingston 128GB USB Flash drive

USB flash drive capacity has come a long way in a very short space of time. It was merely a couple of years ago that a 32GB memory stick was deemed groundbreaking. Taking storage capability to dizzying heights is the new DataTraveler 200 series from Kingston Technology, featuring the world’s first 128GB capacity flash drive.

No stranger to Flash drive innovation, Kingston Technology has narrowly managed to release its 128GB USB drive ahead of several competitors.

The mammoth 128GB USB Flash drives are accompanied in the DT200 series by 32GB and 64GB models, and all feature password protection to safeguard the enormous amount of data being carried from one place to the other.

The 3” long drives feature a cap-less sliding design and rugged casing to protect the USB connector and to enhance the transfer rate, Windows ReadyBoost technology is once again supported.

Kinston's 128GB models are built to order only, and will set you back USD$546, with the 32GB and 64GB priced at $120 and $213 respectively. And to think, it wasn’t so long ago that even a 4GB USB Flash drive cost a few hundred dollars.

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With a total Dept of Defense ban on thumb drives, for millions of us federal employees this is a moot point.

What is needed is Windows to make an update to prevent trojans from hopping onto the autorun.inf file on thumb drives/USB hard-drives *and* not running autorun.inf upon plugging in these drives.

Whatever happened to antivirus programs doing an autoscan of the media prior to releasing it for access? Why can't Windows Defender program do this automatically (selectable/network configurable)?

Right now, to transfer files as federal employees/DoD, we have to burn/read a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM to transfer files... talk about TENS OF MILLIONS of dollars of wasted productivity time, and no software solution in sight. Talk about a business opportunity for some entrepraneur out there!!! That contract would be worth MILLIONS to solve this problem.

matthew.rings
23rd June, 2009 @ 12:34 am PDT
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