Remember how cool it was when you learned you could own a Flash drive with 1 GB of storage? Today, as part of its CES 2013 announcements, Kingston Digital revealed the new upper limit on portable Flash drives.
Kingston's press release announces the new DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0, a Flash drive that will have versions with up to 1 TB of Flash storage. While you can get a version of this drive with "just" 512 GB of storage right now, you will have to wait until later in the first quarter of 2013 to get the mega-cool 1 TB version.
The DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 not only supports the current USB 3.0 but also has been certified for the new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 that will allow data transfer speeds of up to 10 Gbps. Kingston says that the DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 will have read speeds of 240 MB a second write speeds of 160 MB a second. It also works with USB 2.0 with read and write speeds of 30 MB a second.
And what about the price? Well, Kingston has not revealed what the 1 TB version of the drive will cost but the 512 GB version that's out now is priced at a staggering $1,750. Ouch.
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