Kingston is about to push flash drive capacity to its limit with a 1TB version of their ultra fast DataTraveller HyperX Predator line.
Flash drives rarely make it into the spotlight but Kingston will be changing that at CES 2013. While many of us remember the days when 256MB thumb drives were the norm, due to the plunging price of flash memory, capacities have ballooned in recent years to the point where these once humble drives have morphed into true high capacity storage solutions. Now, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB is the norm and anyone with deeper pockets is likely sporting a 128GB drive on their key chain. Kingston meanwhile took the next logical step and introduced a 256GB model into their DataTraveller HyperX Predator lineup not that long ago.
Still flush from their 256GB version’s success, Kingston is now taking the next logical step: introducing thumb drives with borderline illogical amounts of storage space. The DataTraveller HyperX Predator series will now get 512GB and 1TB capacities and through the use a 8-channel technology, be capable of up to 240MB/s read and 160MB/s write through a USB 3.0 port. Naturally, they’ll be compatible with USB 2.0 as well.
Both drives will use a custom zinc alloy casing for protection while also incorporating the unique HyperX Valet key chain.
Considering the current record setting (for the mass market at least) 256GB model goes for a cool $500, we can only imagine what these will go for. But that again, who ever said bleeding edge technology had to be affordable?