Kingston debuts world's largest flash drive, capacities up to 1TB

Kingston debuts world's largest flash drive, will have up to 1TB of data capacity.

@tracehagan
Published Mon, Jan 7 2013 1:56 PM CST   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:14 PM CDT

CES 2013 - Kingston has debuted what they are calling the world's fastest and largest flash drive, the DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 USB Flash drive. It is currently shipping in a 512GB model, with a 1TB model just over the horizon later this quarter. Read and write speeds come in at 240MB/s and 160MB/s respectively.

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"Our new DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 allows users to store their entire digital world on a portable USB 3.0 Flash drive," said Andrew Ewing, Flash memory business manager, Kingston. "The large capacity and fast USB 3.0 transfer speeds allow users to save time as they can access, edit and transfer applications or files such as HD movies directly from the drive without any performance lag."

  • Highest capacities: uncompromised data storage to carry your digital world on a portable USB drive
  • Highest performance: unparalleled speeds to save time while transferring content rich data
  • Zinc alloy metal casing: resilient protection for data in a cutting-edge design
  • HyperX valet keychain: exclusive accessory for a stylish twist to portable storage
  • Guaranteed: five-year warranty and free technical support for added peace of mind
  • Speed1
  • USB 3.0: 240MB/s read and 160MB/s write
  • USB 2.0: 30MB/s read and 30MB/s write
  • Backwards compatible with USB 2.0
  • Capacities2: 512GB, 1TB (later Q1)
  • Dimensions:
  • without key ring: 2.8346" x 1.0606" x 0.8268" (72mm x 26.94mm x 21mm)
  • with key ring: 3.4854" x 1.0606" x 0.8268" (88.53mm x 26.94mm x 21mm)
  • Operating Temperature: 32F to 140F (0C to 60C)
  • Storage Temperature: -4F to 185F (-20C to 85C)
  • USB 3.03: latest USB standard guarantees backwards compatibility with USB 2.0

Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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