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256 GB USB Thumb Drive is Massive, Expensive

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 44 comments

Would you run your OS off of this?

See the world's previously largest USB stick and turn your nose up at it? Well, Kingston is back with something that might please a bit better: the 256 GB USB thumb drive.

So now it's entirely possible to have a USB thumb drive that's larger than your internal HDD. It features a read speed of 20 MB/s and a write speed of 10 MB/s. It might also cost more than your computer at a price that's around $900 and it's only available in Europe at the moment.

Tell us, what would you do with a 256 GB thumb drive?

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    paranoidmage , July 20, 2009 6:12 PM
    It needs USB 3.0
  • 14 Hide
    Anonymous , July 20, 2009 6:17 PM
    ... TO THE PIRATE BAY!
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    icepick314 , July 20, 2009 6:38 PM
    dingumfI would store my entire pr0n collection. Maybe some FLAC but mostly pr0n, 250 GBs of it.(6 GB of FLAC)


    do you REALLY expects us to believe you have less than 250GB of pron?
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  • 21 Hide
    paranoidmage , July 20, 2009 6:12 PM
    It needs USB 3.0
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    quip13 , July 20, 2009 6:13 PM
    hmmm...dosn't look that big
    just about twice as thick as a normal drive
    but that 900 dollar price is ridiculous
    external hard drives are much cheaper and hold a lot more
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    Anonymous , July 20, 2009 6:15 PM
    PORN!
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    mswirski , July 20, 2009 6:16 PM
    Yea, i don't understand, buying a HDD that is notebook sized and runs off usb power, and your good. Some easily fit in your pocket, so this is ridiculous.
  • 14 Hide
    Anonymous , July 20, 2009 6:17 PM
    ... TO THE PIRATE BAY!
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    deuce271 , July 20, 2009 6:19 PM
    pr0n. Lots of it. Everywhere I went.
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    infernojericho , July 20, 2009 6:22 PM
    With a 256Gb Thumb Drive, I would chain it to my wrists (or neck), and never let it out of my sight. NEVER

    Then again, who the hell will pay $900 for a flash drive? I know I get horny sometimes but hey, I don't need 256GB of porn on the road......
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    daft , July 20, 2009 6:24 PM
    music mostly. 200GB of FLAC encoded audio sort of eats up a hard drive
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    dingumf , July 20, 2009 6:34 PM
    I would store my entire pr0n collection. Maybe some FLAC but mostly pr0n, 250 GBs of it.

    (6 GB of FLAC)
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    icepick314 , July 20, 2009 6:37 PM
    portable pron

    what else???
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    icepick314 , July 20, 2009 6:38 PM
    dingumfI would store my entire pr0n collection. Maybe some FLAC but mostly pr0n, 250 GBs of it.(6 GB of FLAC)


    do you REALLY expects us to believe you have less than 250GB of pron?
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    Honis , July 20, 2009 6:44 PM
    paranoidmageIt needs USB 3.0

    Agreed, Its going to take 10 years to fill that at USB 2.0 speeds.
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    Anonymous , July 20, 2009 6:50 PM
    when will they be USB3? cant wait
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    mlauzon76 , July 20, 2009 6:56 PM
    Well, I know it won't cost more than my computer; as my build just cost over CAD$5000...so it's a lot cheaper than my computer!

    However, I definately want one!
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    Gin Fushicho , July 20, 2009 6:57 PM
    damn..... now its bigger then my external , time to shop for another eHDD.
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    IzzyCraft , July 20, 2009 6:57 PM
    I would wait 3 days to move a large files and then stab myself in the leg for spending 900 dollars on a jump drive instead on a portable HDD with esata or firewire.
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    yjagota , July 20, 2009 7:15 PM
    I was just wondering, is it possible to make eSata pendrives? If that would be possible, it will be really awesome!
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    stradric , July 20, 2009 7:31 PM
    yjagotaI was just wondering, is it possible to make eSata pendrives? If that would be possible, it will be really awesome!


    Well some people have created a scsi enclosure for a bunch of these flash drives. So, give that an eSATA interface and there you go.

    But as far as these things go, if they get cheaper, then it would be nice to get rid of BluRay and DVD and have kiosks (or your computer) where you can download movies to be played in your xbox or ps3 in Hi-Def. But then again, you don't need 256GB to do that anyway. 32GB would do it.
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    jcknouse , July 20, 2009 7:33 PM
    for $900?

    6 64GB Kingston MLC SDDs in Raid-0 ftw!

    (and buy lunch lol)
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    bourgeoisdude , July 20, 2009 7:47 PM
    Will it play Crysis?

    Sorry, that joke never gets old :D 
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