256 GB USB Thumb Drive is Massive, Expensive

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?

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • paranoidmage
    It needs USB 3.0
  • quip13
    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
  • PORN!
  • mswirski
    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.
  • pr0n. Lots of it. Everywhere I went.
  • infernojericho
    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......
  • daft
    music mostly. 200GB of FLAC encoded audio sort of eats up a hard drive
  • dingumf
    I would store my entire pr0n collection. Maybe some FLAC but mostly pr0n, 250 GBs of it.

    (6 GB of FLAC)
  • icepick314
    portable pron

    what else???