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This editor was invited to tour one of Kingston’s five factories, their world headquarters in Fountain Valley, California earlier this month. Here is the account of the visit. We were not allowed to take any video and our still shots were limited to production of RAM and flash drives. Kingston is quite sensitive about security and goes to great length to protect their intellectual property and the privacy of their customers – some of which are major OEMs that would prefer you to think they use their “own†memory. Part of Kingston’s incredible increase in sales to over 6.5 billion dollars last year came from massive OEM orders; OEMs who find that Kingston can produce quality RAM for cheaper than they can.

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world’s independent memory leader. Many people think that it is a small company. It is not. Perhaps the Kingston website gives that impression. They manufacture system-specific memory for OEMs including Dell, they have their own branded ValueRAM and enthusiast HyperX RAM, and they specialize in all kinds of flash drives including a value-SSDNow series that uses theToshiba Micron controller that is excellent bang-for-buck for corporate users and for those wishing for a better computing experience over the relatively slow mechanical hard drive disk (HDD).
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I totally want one of these.

No casing or anything else. Just an extension cable. That would be so awesome

PS: those are the things in USB's, right?
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I totally want one of these.

No casing or anything else. Just an extension cable. That would be so awesome

PS: those are the things in USB's, right?
That's just a bunch of USB drive internals on a single PCB, pre-cutting.

It's not any more useful than a bunch of USB drives, since you can't use them together.
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I totally want one of these.

No casing or anything else. Just an extension cable. That would be so awesome

PS: those are the things in USB's, right?
ya it's like kit-kat of USBs
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That would go up on my mantle next to the Xbox360 motherboard :3
    
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You could make a folder puzzle and label each one with text documents telling to switch between them.

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That's just a bunch of USB drive internals on a single PCB, pre-cutting.

It's not any more useful than a bunch of USB drives, since you can't use them together.
Way cooler than a bunch of keychain drives, and with a hub, the could be entirely used together. It would be whack to be able to add drives H: to S: to the system...
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