After debuting the 1 TB Kingston DataTraveler HyperX Predator USB 3.0 flash drive last year, Kingston has one-upped itself with the DataTraveler Ultimate Generation Terabyte, a similar USB 3.0 flash drive with capacities of up to two terabytes, using a USB 3.1 interface.
As you can see from the picture, the Ultimate Generation Terabyte is a monster, as the key itself dwarfs the USB connector. It measures 2.83 inches by 1 inch by 0.83 inches and it comes wrapped in a tough zinc-alloy metal casing that can survive sub-zero temperatures all the way down to 40 below zero, and protect your data all the way to up to a toasty 185 degrees Fahrenheit.
So what can you do with all that storage? Kingston has some suggestions: Store up to 70 hours of 4K video. Or 256,000 16MB photos. Or 96 PC games. You get the idea. So what will this little monster cost? Well, that’s where it gets interesting.
Kingston isn’t divulging a price for the new drive, though we can discern some clues from its last-generation drive. The DataTraveler HyperX Predator ships in two capacities: $295.59 for the 512 GB version, and a whopping $2,730 for the 1 TB version. (Both prices come from Amazon; Kingston doesn’t list any prices for the drive on its own website.) It’s reasonable, then, to assume that Kingston will charge much, much more than $2,730 for the new 2 TB model, and it’s possible that the price could even double to $5,500 because of the sheer novelty of the product.
But, who cares? You’ve got 2 terabytes in your pocket.