Kingston Announces World’s Largest USB 3.0 Thumb Drive

When it comes to certain product categories, bigger really is better. This is especially true in the realm of storage. Kingston has announced the DataTraveler Hyper X 3.0 1 TB USB 3.0 flash drive, which is the world’s largest USB 3.0 stick. We’re talking up to a terabyte in your pocket.

With respective read and write speeds of 240/160MBps, the DataTraveler Hyper X 3.0 features data transfer rates that are on par with some low to mid-range SSDs. The 512 GB version is available now for a whopping $800, and the pricing for the 1TB version has yet to be announced.

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“Our new DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 allows users to store their entire digital world on a portable USB 3.0 Flash drive,” said Andrew Ewing, Flash memory business manager, Kingston. “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.”

If you’re going to carry around your life on a thumb drive, it had better look good. That’s why the casing is made of zinc alloy metal for superior quality, shock resistance and high-end design. The DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 also ships with a custom Kingston key ring and a HyperX valet keychain. 

The drive is backed by a five-year warranty and free technical support. 

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  1. MiniMax Says:

    512 Gigabyte not mere Megabyte!!

  2. bmendonc Says:

    wait, so the two options are 512mb or 1tb? Are they skipping the normal size market (1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512gb) for a reason? I detect a potential patent war kingston is trying to avoid!

  3. Laurence Says:

    Are you completely sure about the 512 MB drive size?? I think this really must be a 512 GB thumb drive (and NOT a 512 MB drive which, as you know, is equal to just 0.5 GB). This is in reference to the junior partner to the 1 TB offering.

    For example, it would take about 2,000 of the 512 MB drives to equal the capacity of the 1 TB drive, while it would take just 20 of the 512 GB drives to reach the same 1 TB of space.

    Otherwise, good article!

    Laurence T. Josserand
    Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA

  4. Only dude who knows anything Says:

    Laurence, it would only take 2 512gb drives to equal a 1tb drive, not 20. Also I’m sure they meant 512gb instead of mb. c’mon let’s think about this. 1tb flash drive = 2048 512mb flash drives… >.<

  5. Orion Says:

    I don’t even need this, but I must have it.

  6. george Says:

    Laurence, I sure hope you don’t work with computers.

  7. Josh Says:

    Should not the largest “thumb drive” be better called the “middle finger drive”? I mean, that’s the largest finger, no?

  8. BobbaFett Says:

    20 512GB flash drives to equal 1TB?

    WHAT THE ****

  9. HK Says:

    Then we would not need server tape or disk as backup anymore… then things will be chaeper and save more space.

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