We remember a certain time when our website crashed under the breaking news of the previous 1TB flash drive that was announced back in 2013. We doubt that’ll happen again (fingers crossed) but Kingston have packed in even more data into a tiny USB 3.0 Flash drive.
The Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT drives are a pair of high density, high-speed USB 3.0 flash drives, coming in 1TB and 2TB capacities. These are aluminum bodied sticks with a receding enclosure to protect the USB A plug. Technically, these are USB 3.1 Gen 1 drives which are the 5Gbps variety, rather than 10Gbps. We don’t expect them to be blisteringly fast, but they should be in the 50-100MB/s range. We’ll let you know if we can get one in for testing.
These hardy little plugs are built for the extreme conditions that life can throw at it, such as the deathly warm, humid environment of a pocket, riddled with keys and loose change – an environment that has killed many memory sticks, SD cards and phones.
“At Kingston, we push the limits of what’s possible,” said Jean Wong, Flash business manager. “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.”
Kingston’s DataTraveler Ultimate GT drives will be shipping some time in February, and backed by a 5 year warranty. No pricing information has been made available, but expect $1337 pricing like last time.