Kingston Digital Ships 1TB USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Wow! A 1TB Flash drive, imagine just what you could take with you on one of those! Kingston has just announced the Worlds Largest Capacity USB 3.0 drive, yep it’s 1TB in size! They also just announced a 512gb version if 1TB is too much for you handle! The drive is called the HyperX Predator 3.0 and it offers speeds up to 240MB/s read and 160MB/s write. I don’t see a price listed anywhere, but I can bet it’s not going to be cheap!


Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the DataTraveler® HyperX® Predator 3.0 USB Flash drive. DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 is the world’s largest-capacity USB 3.0 Flash drive as it will be available in a 1TB capacity later in Q1. It is shipping now in 512GB capacity. DT HyperX Predator 3.0 is the fastest USB 3.0 Flash drive in the Kingston® family, with speeds of up to 240MB/s read and 160MB/s write. It has also achieved SuperSpeed USB 3.0 certification.

            “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.”

            DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 is compliant with next-generation USB 3.0 specifications and is optimized for newer PCs with USB 3.0 ports. Users who work with large video or graphics files, or gamers who like to travel with their entire library will appreciate the drive’s speed and capacity. The casing is made of zinc alloy metal for superior quality, shock resistance and high-end design. DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 ships with a custom Kingston key ring and a HyperX valet keychain. It is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 for efficient data transfer rates.

            DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 USB Flash drive is part of the HyperX Predator family, which represents the highest-performance products offered from Kingston HyperX. The drive is backed by a five-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability.

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Kingston HyperX Predator 3.0 Features and Specifications:

· Highest capacities: uncompromised data storage to carry your digital world on a portable USB drive

· Highest performance: unparalleled speeds to save time while transferring content rich data

· Zinc alloy metal casing: resilient protection for data in a cutting-edge design

· HyperX valet keychain: exclusive accessory for a stylish twist to portable storage

· Guaranteed: five-year warranty and free technical support for added peace of mind

· Speed¹ USB 3.0: 240MB/s read and 160MB/s write

      USB 2.0: 30MB/s read and 30MB/s write

· Backwards compatible with USB 2.0

· Capacities²: 512GB, 1TB (later Q1)

· Dimensions: without key ring: 2.8346" x 1.0606" x 0.8268" (72mm x 26.94mm x 21mm)

  with key ring: 3.4854" x 1.0606" x 0.8268" (88.53mm x 26.94mm x 21mm)

· Operating Temperature: 32°F to 140°F (0°C to 60°C)

· Storage Temperature: -4°F to 185°F (-20°C to 85°C)

· USB 3.03: latest USB standard guarantees backwards compatibility with USB 2.0

1 Speed may vary due to host hardware, software and usage.

2 Some of the listed capacity on a Flash storage device is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. As such, the actual available capacity for data storage is less than what is listed on the products. For more information, go to Kingston’s Flash Guide at

3 Requires a host device with a USB 3.0 port