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Kingston's 2TB USB flash drive is world's most capacious

Kingston's 2TB USB flash drive...
Kingston's new DataTraveler Ultimate Generation GT comes in 1 and 2 TB capacities
Kingston's new DataTraveler Ultimate Generation GT comes in 1 and 2 TB capacities
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Kingston's new DataTraveler Ultimate Generation GT comes in 1 and 2 TB capacities
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Kingston's new DataTraveler Ultimate Generation GT comes in 1 and 2 TB capacities

When they first hit the commercial market in 2000, USB flash drives topped out at a capacity of 8 MB. Nowadays, that would hardly be enough to store a few seconds of cat video, but Kingston's new DataTraveler Ultimate Generation GT can cram in enough feline antics to keep you oohing and ahhing for hours. With up to 2 TB, it is the highest capacity USB flash drive in the world.

Featuring a zinc-alloy metal casing measuring 72 x 26.94 x 21 mm, the 2 TB DataTraveler Ultimate Generation GT can actually store up to 70 hours of cat videos in glorious 4K, or over 262,000 times the amount of the original 8 MB flash drives. No data transfer numbers have been released, but the drive offers USB 3.1 connectivity and also comes in a 1 TB model.

Both the 1 TB and 2 TB units will be available from next month and Kingston is yet to announce pricing. But don't expect either drive to be cheap. Kingston's previous largest flash drive, the 1 TB DataTraveler HyperX Predator, is currently selling for over US$2,700 on Amazon.

Source: Kingston

7 comments
Recon7
$2700. Lolz, no. I'll continue to carry my 250gb SSD, it was only $100.
Nairda
No read and write speeds. Impractical shape. Ridiculous price.
Wolf0579
I'd like to see the customs guys face when he realizes he has two terabytes to comb through.
Ricky Livingston
Or you can go to wish.com and get a 1TB usb 2.0 thumbdrive for $13 USD
flylowguy
They might be presenting that 1TB on Amazon for $2700 but I seriously doubt they are selling them.
Imran Sheikh
Within 5 years this fat design will be considered as a Joke, but right now in 2017 its definitely an Achievement.
Kuniva
Ricky Livingston Sure if you want to buy a fake... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f30n_3LikAs