Kingston Preps to Ship 512GB, 1TB DataTraveler HyperX Predator USB Flash Drives

Kingston Shows Off Industry’s Largest 1TB USB Flash Drive

by Anton Shilov
01/10/2013 | 04:02 PM

Kingston Digital, a subsidiary of Kingston Technology that specializes on NAND flash-based products, this week showcased the world’s highest-capacity USB 3.0 flash drives. The new drives provide decent speed and can store large collections of various media files, such as high-definition videos or high-resolution photos.


Kingston DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 will be available in 512GB and 1TB capacities this quarter. The new storage solutions are also the fastest USB 3.0 flash drive in the Kingston family, with speeds of up to 240MB/s read and 160MB/s write. It has also achieved SuperSpeed USB 3.0 certification. The casing is made of zinc alloy metal for superior quality, shock resistance and high-end design. DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 ships with a custom Kingston key ring and a HyperX valet keychain. It is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 for efficient data transfer rates.

Users who work with large video or graphics files, or gamers who like to travel with their entire library will appreciate the drive's speed and capacity.

"Our new DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 allows users to store their entire digital world on a portable USB 3.0 Flash drive. The large capacity and fast USB 3.0 transfer speeds allow users to save time as they can access, edit and transfer applications or files such as HD movies directly from the drive without any performance lag," said Andrew Ewing, flash memory business manager at Kingston.

DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 is compatible with systems running Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8; Mac OS X 10.6+ and Linux 2.6+.

The 512GB version of DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 is available online for $800 - $900 now, the 1TB version will hit the market later this quarter.