Kingston to Release Monster 2TB/USB 3.1 Thumb Drive
The 2TB device doubles the capacity of its own former world-record holder and equates to the storage capacity that comes with the Xbox One S.Imagine storing about 70 hours of 4K video on a single thumb drive. Then throw out imagining this, because a month from now you'll be able to buy such a device from Kingston Technology. Kingston Technology announced Jan. 4 at CES 2017 that it will release for retail sale what will become the world's highest-capacity USB thumb drive a few weeks from now. The 2TB device doubles the capacity of its own former world-record holder and equates to the storage capacity that comes with the Xbox One S. Called the DataTraveler Ultimate Generation Terabyte drive, it uses the USB 3.1 Gen 1 specification for its connectivity, eschewing the newer, reversible Type-C plug connector. One can expect that Kingston eventually will come out with a 2TB super storage drive with that port sometime in the near future. The drive works with Windows 7 (SP1) and higher, Chrome OS, Mac OS v.10.9.x+ and Linux v.2.6.x+, the company said.
Kingston released its first 1TB USB drive, the DataTraveler HyperX Predator, four years ago; it was selling for $2,730 on Amazon on Jan. 4. If the new 2TB drive will sell for twice that amount, we don't know; Kingston did not release pricing or availability information in its Jan. 4 announcement.