Kingston Technology Company, Inc., an independent provider of memory products, has introduced DataTraveler Reader, a USB 2.0 flash memory drive that provides up to 4GB of flash storage, and includes an onboard SD/MMC expansion slot for reading nine different flash memory card formats, including the new secure digital high-capacity (SDHC) format.
“Consumers today are more mobile than ever before and the need to store and share digital information has increased dramatically,” said Vaughan Nankivell, regional manager, Australia/New Zealand, Kingston. “The DataTraveler Reader is a powerful way to capture, save and share pictures, videos and documents in a safe and ultra-compact form factor.”
Available in storage capacities of 1GB, 2GB and 4GB, the Kingston DataTraveler Reader is compatible with both Mac (OS 10.x or higher) and Windows (2000, XP and Vista) platforms. The new USB reader is compatible with SD, SDHC, miniSD, microSD, MMC, MMCplus, RS-MMC, MMCmobile and MMCmicro card formats.
When inserted into a computer’s USB port, the DataTraveler Reader is assigned two drive letters (for example, G:\ and H:\). One drive letter is assigned to the DataTraveler Reader’s internal storage while the other is designated for the expansion slot.
Users can quickly and easily work with both drives to either transfer files to the computer or between the USB drive and the Flash memory card inside the DataTraveler Reader.