Kingston introduces a 1TB USB 3.0 flash drive

Is that 4GB USB flash drive you’ve been carrying around for the last few years starting to fill up? Kingston’s got a solution: A new 1TB USB 3.0 flash drive which is due out in the first quarter of the year.

That much portable storage costs a pretty penny though… actually quite a few pennies. Right now the company is charging $1750 for a 512GB version. Pricing hasn’t been finalized for the 1TB version yet.

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You don’t just get a massive amount of storage with the Kingston HyperX Predator though. The USB 3.0 flash drive has read speeds up to 240MB per second and write speeds as high as 160MB per second.

In other words, it’s probably faster than your hard drive, and offers speeds that are significantly faster than many cheap SSDs. You’ll want to make sure you have a USB 3.0 port to get top speeds though — speeds top out at 30MB/second with a USB 2.0 port.

It sounds like a great system for installing a secondary operating system on… or for adding storage capacity to your DVR.

It’s probably a bit on the pricey side for that kind of tinkering though. What would you use a 1TB USB flash drive worth thousands of dollars for? Or would you just wait a few years for the price to fall?

Kingston will also offer 32GB and 64GB versions with somewhat slower speeds and much lower price tags.

  • Dave

    gonna be hard to use adjacent USB ports

    • strider_mt2k

      Agreed.
      A short extension would mitigate that issue though.
      I sincerely hope one comes with for that price!!

  • http://www.mantrais.com/ SteveM

    This is really awesome to have 1TB flash drive. I am just waiting to more competition so we can enjoy the price down. The current price it’s not worth it.

  • Renee Auclair

    I wouldn’t know what to do with a 1 TB version at this moment even if it were affordably priced, although I might be able to come up with a use upon further
    thought.

    A 256 GB version, however, would be nice. Can’t wait for that price to come down.

  • Penn Taylor

    I think Bradley Manning would have had a good use for one of these.