Last year at CES, Kingston unveiled the Data Traveler HyperX Predator 3.0. For that trip to CES, the Data Traveler HyperX Predator didn’t even have a price (though it’s smaller brother, the 512 GB, did). By now, the 1 TB USB is widely available.
Currently priced at $1310 on Amazon, this little thumb drive isn’t cheap, and that price has gone down since it launched (the 512 model debuted for around $1700, so that should give you some idea of how much the 1 TB cost). However, for CES 2014, Kingston is celebrating the little drive’s birthday with a heft price cut on Amazon.
A company rep tipped us off to a $300 price cut that is in effect for CES. The deal is only good while supplies last and it doesn’t sound as though anyone but Amazon is cutting the price. Though it’s still crazy expensive, this is the first time that the drive has been available for under a grand, an occasion in and of itself.
The Kingston Data Traveler HyperX Predator 3.0 is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and boasts read/write speeds of up to 240 MB/s and 160 MB/s, respectively.