Kingston announces the ‘World’s First’ 1TB USB flash/thumb drive


Not satisfied with the amount of data your current flash drive can store? Well, with Kingston’s latest flash drive, most people will be able to store all the data they own in a flash drive. The company has announced what they’re claiming is the world’s first 1TB USB 3.0 flash drive. Talk about overkill.

The flash drive is called the DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 — fitting name for such a monstrous little thing. The drive is capable of read/write speeds of 240MB/s and 160MB/s and boasts SuperSpeed USB 3.0 certification.

For those of you with ridiculous needs in a flash drive, the 1TB won’t be available  until sometime in the first quarter of this year. For now, you’ll just have to make do with the relatively paltry 512GB version which already costs $1,750.

One thing’s for sure — it would suck to lose this thing.

[via Mashable]

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  • Nelson845

    Thanks for the above information. But I am looking for a problem’s solution which I faced a few weeks back. I lost data from Kingston pen drive. I was very much worried how to recover data from Kingston pen drive. Will this software be able to recover the data from the Kingston pen drive? I found software for it. Needy one can download from here.

  • AFPhys

    Perhaps this is going to be needed for the next MS operating system.

    Ah, for the days that I was able to install the whole operating system using a few floppy disks…

  • Peter

    @mukhi: +1!
    An external drive is much bigger but gets its voltage from the USB too. (1 TB is available for € 70-90, while the ½TB stick costs € 620 (<820 US $) + taxes ( Looks like a niche product for the next few years(?).
    And it seems to become a really thick thumb drive. Look at this perspective:

  • Enrique

    @mukhi: Awesome. Will check it out, thanks!

  • mukhi

    @Enrique: buy a patriot USB 16/32 GB, you won’t regret in terms of speed and ruggedness.

  • Enrique

    @mukhi: That’s true, I recently got a second 1TB USB 3 external hard drive. I think the most that I would need from a flash drive right now would be 16 to 32GB.

  • mukhi

    i may not lose a flash drive but i don’t like high capacity flash drives since they are too slow specially if inexpensive. well, high capacity USB drives are expensive anyway. you can get 1 TB portable USB3.0 ext. drive for < $100, always.