Kingston Unveils New DataTraveler - Enhanced for Windows ReadyBoost Page: 1
News <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script> Posted 31/01/07
Author: PV5150
Source: Kingston Technology

Official Press Release

Official Press Release

Kingston Technology, the world’s leading independent memory manufacturer, today announced the launch of its new DataTraveler ReadyFlash USB 2.0 Flash drive for use in Windows Vista-based systems. The DataTraveler ReadyFlash (DTR) has been developed to support Microsoft Windows ReadyBoost technology. Designed and tested by Kingston Technology to the precise performance specifications outlined by Microsoft, the DataTraveler ReadyFlash is available through Kingston’s global channel of distributors, resellers, retailers and e-tailers.

Jim Selby, Product Marketing Manager EMEA, Kingston Technology comments:

“Kingston is dedicated to providing its customers with memory solutions based on the latest innovative technologies, including Microsoft’s new Windows Vista operating system..."

“We are delighted to be working with Microsoft to help users of Windows Vista maximise the features and performance of the operating system.”

Whilst adding system memory is the best way to increase performance, Windows ReadyBoost allows your system to utilise an additional memory source, alongside DRAM, for processing data and applications. For example, if a notebook has a maximum memory capacity of 1GB, Windows ReadyBoost allows the use of a Flash memory device, such as the DataTraveler ReadyFlash, as a flexible storage medium for Windows ReadyBoost cache.

The DataTraveler ReadyFlash is a USB 2.0 Flash drive enhanced for use with the Windows ReadyBoost. When connected to a Windows Vista-based system’s USB 2.0 port, the Windows Vista AutoPlay dialogue box will offer the option of using the device for Windows ReadyBoost. However, only devices like the Kingston DTR meet the performance requirements and capacity threshold for Windows ReadyBoost.

You can view additional information and specifications on Kingston's new Data Traveller ReadyFlash drive here and here

Kingston ReadyFlash

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