We’ve certainly seen 1TB flash drives before, but today at CES, Kingston unveiled the world’s highest-capacity USB 3.0 flash drive, the HyperX Predator, with a capacity of 1TB — 1,024 large, sweet gigabytes. While the high capacity usually gets priority over speed in most flash drives, Kingston’s Predator doesn’t skimp on that, promising read/write speeds of up to 240MB/s and 160MB/s, respectively.
It’s certainly not as fast as most of the SSDs that ship in many of today’s laptops, but it’s definitely plenty fast for a storage device that fits in your pocket, and we’re assuming that most people won’t expect SSD-type speeds anyway, considering it’s just a flash drive and nothing more.
The HyperX Predator comes in at a size of 2.84″ x 1.06″ x 0.82″ without the attached keyring, and it jumps to 3.49″ long with it on. It’s a pretty average size for a flash drive, so don’t expect anything spectacular in that respect once you get your hands on it. Either way, it’s still plenty portable to take with wherever you go, and the zinc metal alloy casing keeps it safe from the elements.
The 1TB HyperX Predator will be available later in Q1, and while the price hasn’t been disclosed yet, the 512GB version of the same flash drive model is available now for a staggering $1,750, so we’re guessing the 1TB version will be at least double that. The company is also releasing 32GB and 64GB versions for those who don’t quite want to spend that much dough.