This thing can hold a whole lot of
CES 2017 has barely kicked-off and Kingston Technology has already unveiled something massive. The new DataTraveler Ultimate Generation Terabyte drive is the world’s highest-capacity USB thumb drive with 2TB of storage. Along with a 2TB model, the DataTraveler Ultimate GT also comes in a 1TB capacity. The flash drive is about 2-¾-in x 1 1/16-in x ¾-in in size and uses the USB 3.1 Gen 1 specification, but not the new 24-pin reversible Type-C plug connector.
“With the DataTraveler Ultimate GT, we empower users to increase their data storage mobility in a highly manageable form factor,” Jean Wong, Kingston’s Flash business manager, said in a news release. “This is a terrific follow up to our 1TB drive released in 2013, and by doubling the capacity, users can store and carry even larger amounts of data easily.”
As of right now, Kingston hasn’t released the exact price, data transfer speeds or where you can purchase the flash drive. What we do know is the price of its predecessor, which was more than $1,000 (Amazon) for a 1TB drive. A Kingston spokesman said the new DataTraveler Ultimate GT drive will sell for between 40 and 45 cents per gigabyte, which would bring the 2TB drive to around $800 to $900.
Imagine being able to store 70 hours of 4K video right in your pocket. Looks like 2017 tech is going to be an exciting one.