Kingston has announced the world's first 1 terabyte flash drive during the Consumer Electronics Show.
Set to launch during 2013's Q1 (between January 1 until March 31), the DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 will offer read/write speeds of up to 240MB/s and 160MB/s, respectively. Kingston has launched a 512 GB version in the market, but it won't be cheap: it's priced at $1,750, with the price tag for the 1 TB flash drive yet to be announced.
The company is also launching 32 GB and 64 GB versions that deliver read/write speeds of 150MB/s and 70MB/s. As for the world's largest-capacity USB 3.0 Flash drive, Kingston said that it's achieved SuperSpeed USB 3.0 certification and is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0, as well as supporting Windows 8.
"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, Kingston's Flash memory business manager. "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."
Kingston HyperX Predator 3.0 features and specifications are as follows:
- 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
Stay tuned for our hands-on impressions.