Today, Kingston is announcing the “the world’s highest capacity USB Flash drive” at CES 2017. The new DataTraveler Ultimate GT comes in 1TB and 2TB configurations with a high-end design including a shock resistant zinc-alloy metal casing. The USB 3.0 drives are aimed at both tech enthusiasts and content creators alike. More details below:
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Kingston claims the 2TB model can carry as much as 70 hours of 4K video. You’re also looking at broad compatibility across all major Operating Systems, a solid 5 year warranty and “free tech support”.
For most, a nice looking stainless steel flash drive or just an inexpensive plastic one will do the job, but I for one will certainly appreciate being able to carry that much storage in such a small form factor. Moving files this big is certainly a job usually taken care of by a much larger bus-powered hard drive for most. And we won’t have to wait much longer for release.
We are yet to receive specific pricing details, but Kingston says both capacities of the new DataTraveler Ultimate GT will ship in February 2017.
At Kingston, we push the limits of what’s possible…With the DataTraveler Ultimate GT, we empower users to increase their data storage mobility in a highly manageable form factor. 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.
- Capacities1: 1TB, 2TB
- Speed2: USB 3.1 Gen. 13
- Dimensions: 72mm x 26.94mm x 21mm
- Operating Temperature: -25°C to 60°C
- Storage Temperature: -40°C to 85°C
- Warranty: 5-year warranty with free technical support
- Compatible with: Windows® 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 (SP1), Mac OS v.10.9.x+, Linux v.2.6.x+, Chrome OS
Hit up our CES 2017 guide for more details on new releases.