The new USB 3.1 standard is all the hype at the moment, but it doesn’t help much to have a port and no device to connect to it.
Kingston just announced the release of the DataTraveler microDuo 3C USB Flash drive that does just that. As the duo name already suggest, this is another flash drive that is usable in more than one type of device. It comes with both the USB type-C connector, but also a standard USB type A for legacy support in USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports.
The type-C connector is the new reversible connector that fits slimmer and sleeker devices such as smartphones and tablets where we’ll see the next generation come with these ports. The port isn’t just for storage and file transfers, it will also support video output.
The DataTraveler microDuo 3C provides up to 64GB storage, but will also be available be available as 16GB and 32GB models. The speeds sadly aren’t anything that big and the drive is rated for 100MB/s reading and 15MB/s writing. It still isn’t bad for such a small drive and the universal connectivity makes up for it.
“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 is perfect for adding more storage to tablet PCs, slim notebooks, car audio systems and more while barely increasing the size of the device’s footprint. The DataTraveler Micro 3.1 will also be available in 16GB to 64GB capacities.
Kingston backs the DataTraveler microDuo 3C is with a five-year warranty, free technical support and Kingston reliability.
Features & Specifications:
- Capacities: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB
- Speed: USB 3.1
– 16GB: 100MB/s read, 10MB/s write
– 32GB & 64GB: 100MB/s read, 15MB/s write
- Dimensions: 29.94mm x 16.60mm x 8.44mm
- Operating Temperature: 0°C to 60°C
- Storage Temperature: -20°C to 85°C
- Warranty / Support: Five-year warranty with free technical support