Kingston Digital Releases Versatile USB Type-C Flash Drive

Kingston Digital Releases Versatile USB Type-C Flash Drive


Fountain Valley, CA—Kingston Digital, the flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, released the DataTraveler microDuo 3C USB flash drive. The drive has a dual interface that works with both standard USB Type-A (3.1, 3.0, 2.0) and USB Type-C ports—an up-and-coming reversible connector standard that will allow for slimmer devices.

USB Type-C enables a single port to function as a point for data transfer, video output and charging, as well as for powering external devices.

Kingston’s DataTraveler microDuo 3C—with a lightweight and small form factor designed to complement portable device—provides up to 64 gigabytes of extra storage for the latest computers, smartphones and tablets. It also works with current generation devices.

Shipping later this month, the plug-and-play drive also offers fast USB 3.1 performance, with read speeds up to 100MB/s and write speeds up to 15MB/s.

“DataTraveler microDuo 3C has a dual interface that accommodates both USB Type-A and USB Type-C ports to give users easy access to the latest USB interface,” said Jean Wong, Flash business manager, Kingston. “Our drive provides more storage, features fast data transfer speeds and helps make the new technology more accessible to consumers.”

In addition to the DataTraveler microDuo 3C, Kingston will soon ship its next-generation DataTraveler Micro 3.1. As one of the world’s smallest USB flash drives, it adds more storage to tablets, PCs, notebooks, car audio systems and more, while barely increasing the size of a device’s footprint. DataTraveler Micro 3.1 will be available in 16GB to 64GB capacities.

Kingston’s DataTraveler microDuo 3C is backed by a five-year warranty and free technical support. It has the following SRPs: 16GB, $15; 32GB, $23; and 64GB, $42.