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This Company Made The World’s Largest Capacity Flash Drive (Hint: Its 2TB)


Memory products maker Kingston has announced a DataTraveler Ultimate GT (Generation Terabyte) at the ongoing CES 2017. It easily wins the award of the world’s largest capacity flash drive. Coming in in 1Tb and 2TB capacities, it can store up to 130 hours of Full HD video or if you like 256 thousand from a high quality (24MP) camera. In a statement by Jean Wong who is the business manager of the Kingston’s Flash unit, he said,

“At Kingston, we push the limits of what’s possible,” said Jean Wong, Flash business manager of Kingston Digital, Inc.

“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”.

Here are key specs of the flash drives;

  • Capacities:1TB, 2TB
  • Speed:USB 3.1 Gen. 1
  • 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

With respect to speed, seeing as it works with USB 3.0, it could be up to 5 Gbit/s SuperSpeed.

The products will be available from February 2017 and just a quick warning, the devices use USB Type-A connection which works well on most systems but for newer machines, you may need an adapter. One also wonders why these don’t work with USB 3.1.

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