news\ Jan 8, 2013 at 10:30 am

CES 2013: Kingston unveils 1 Terabyte flash drive


At CES 2013, Kingston unveiled DataTraveler HyperX Predator, a new line of flash drives capable of carrying up to one terabyte of storage.  That's right, for those unfamiliar with units of digital information, that's a whopping 1,000 gigabytes. That's a lot of data you can take with you on the go.

Although Kingston revealed 512GB and 1TB models, only the 512GB is available right now. I can't imagine there is much of a market for a flash drive with this much space -- especially with a $1,750 price tag -- but Kingston's Andrew Ewing explained you can "access, edit and transfer applications or files such as HD movies directly from the drive without any performance lag" thanks to the high transfer speeds.

Kingston refers to this newest line as the fastest yet. With USB 3.0 support, it can read and write speeds reaching 240MB/s and 160MB/s respectively. The Predator comes in a zinc alloy metal casing and includes a five-year warranty. 

The 512GB flash drive carries a $1,750 price tag. The 1TB flash drive will be available in later in Q1, but the price is unknown. Judging from the smaller mode, it won't be cheap.

Could you see yourself buying one of these?

[The Verge]

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