1TB Flash Drive Unveiled At CES 2013 As 512GB Version Ships

    January 9, 2013
    Chris Crum
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As previously reported, Kingston announced that it will launch a 1TB flash drive this year. It’s called the DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0.

A 512GB version is already shipping, and the 1TB version will be available at an unspecified date later in 2013.

The company says it’s the largest capacity USB 3.0 Flash drive in the world, and it’s also the fastest in the Kingston family.

“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.”

These drives are compatible with Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP, and with Mac OS X v.10.6, + and Linux v. 2.6x+.

Here are the specs from the company’s announcement:

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
Speed 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
Capacities: 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: 32°F to 140°F (0°C to 60°C)
Storage Temperature: -4°F to 185°F (-20°C to 85°C)
USB 3.0: latest USB standard guarantees backwards compatibility with USB 2.0

The company also launched the DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Generation 3 USB 3.0 Flash drive, which has been redesigned with a sleek and slim new case and features fast transfer speeds for moving high resolution images, music libraries and HD video files.

“USB 3.0 is becoming more mainstream as it is standard on most motherboards and PCs shipping today,” said Ewing. “We are working hard to make sure we improve the speed and design of our USB 3.0 Flash drives to stay competitive as demand grows in the market. DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 is a perfect example of this evolution.”

Here are the specs on that one:

Capacities: 32GB, 64GB
Speed: USB 3.0 up to 150MB/s Read, 70MB/s Write
USB 2.0 up to 30MB/s Read, 20MB/s Write

USB 3.0 performance: dramatic time savings when transferring large media files; 8x faster than a standard USB 2.0
Durable design: solid metal sliding casing with no cap to lose
Backwards compatibility: usable with USB 2.0 systems with excellent performance throughout
Guaranteed: five-year warranty and free technical support
Dimensions: without key ring: 2.6929″ x 0.8961″ x 0.4567″ (68.40mm x 22.76mm x 11.6mm)
with key ring: 3.3622″ x 0.8961″ x 0.4567″ (85.40mm x 22.76mm x 11.6mm)

Operating Temperature: 32°F to 140°F (0°C to 60°C)
Storage Temperature: -4°F to 185°F (-20°C to 85°C)

More CES 2013 coverage here.

  • http://www.simplisticit.com Dan

    LoL! Yeah go ahead.. Then lose it, or run it thru the washer because you left it in your pant pocket! Granted you would expect to keep better track of it given whats on it and the arm and leg you pay for it but being human, you’ll no doubt do one of the two. Keep your smaller one. It will hurt less.

  • tony

    That the technology is here for 512gb and 1tb flash drives means that it will be affordable in the future… affordable enough to buy two of them so you can backup your backups. That’s what I am waiting for. I used to be a bleeding edge tech junkie but then I got married.

  • j leef

    not big enough – I need more!