Kingston Reveals 1 Terabyte Flash Drive, Asks For All Of Your Money

Kingston recently revealed their latest USB flash drive at CES – the DataTraveler Hyper X Predator. What's so special about it? Oh, you know, just the fact that it will be offered with up to 1 terabyte of storage capacity! There is a catch though, if you want the "The World's Largest-Capacity USB 3.0 Flash Drive" you'll need to shell out some big bucks.

"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."

The drive boasts speeds of up to 240MB/s read and 160MB/s write, achieved "SuperSpeed" USB 3.0 certification and sports a spiffy zinc alloy shell for shock resistance. It's expected to hit stores in the first quarter of this year, and even though Kingston has yet to reveal pricing for 1TB monster, the 512GB model is currently listed at $1,337. That said, it's reasonable to assume the 1TB version will come with a pretty hefty price tag of its own.