Kingston 1TB USB 3.0 Thumb Drive Hands-on

Jan 8, 2013
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Kingston 1TB USB 3.0 Thumb Drive Hands-on

Earlier this week we mentioned the folks from Kingston unveiled the worlds first USB 3.0 thumb or flash drive to also have a full 1000GB of storage. We've certainly seen 1TB flash drives before, but none support USB 3.0 at the moment. Today here at CES we managed to quickly get some hands-on pictures with the new flash drive so check it out.

1TB of storage just slightly bigger than the size of a thumb rocking USB 3.0 speeds. That's just crazy. I want one already. Sadly as I'm sure many of you know, the price tag is pretty ridiculous. Now like mentioned above, we've seen 1000 GB flash drives before, so lets talk about the speed in this crazy fast thumb drive.

Kingston has added this to their HyperX Predator series for the simple fact that it's blazing fast and they didn't compromise on speed when building this device. Kingston’s Predator doesn’t skimp on speed, at all. Promising read/write speeds of up to 240MB/s and 160MB/s, respectively. Nice right?

It might not be as fast as many SSD's available today, but then again this this is relatively small and fits in your shirt or pants pocket. Then as usual Kingston's popular wireless storage WiDrive was updated and their new model features removable storage -- instead of the integrated versions available today. Add this 1TB thumb drive to that and you'll have your own 1TB of sweet sweet storage. Almost your own personal cloud as the storage is all accessible over WiFi. The 1TB HyperX Predator will be available later in Q1, and while the price hasn’t been disclosed yet, the 512GB version is available for a staggering $1,750. Tough pill to swallow right there. Expect a rather steep price when they reveal all the details later this month. Start saving those nickels.


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