While desktop storage has become exponentially larger with desktop drives featuring storage capacities of up to 10TB, larger portable storage solutions still have a long way to go in terms of maximum capacity as the size and cost of flash memory used in memory cards and flash drives are still quite large.
However, this hasn’t stopped Kingston, one of the world’s largest memory and storage solutions providers, to take the lead and launch the DataTraveler Ultimate Generation Terabyte, ostensibly the largest USB flash drive in existence with a maximum storage capacity of 2TB.
“At Kingston, we push the limits of what’s possible,” said Kingston. “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.”
Aside from its relatively massive storage capacity, the DataTraveler Ultimate GT features a zinc-alloy metal case measuring 72mm x 26.94mm x 21mm and features USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) connectivity for fast transfer speeds.
The DataTraveler Ultimate GT will be available in 1TB and 2TB capacities sometime in February at a yet to be announced price but will come with Kinston’s standard 5-year warranty.
Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT Features and Specifications:
- Capacities: 1TB, 2TB
- Speed: USB 3.1 Gen. 1
- Dimensions: 72mm x 26.94mm x 21mm
- Operating Temperature: 0°C to 60°C
- Storage Temperature: -20°C to 85°C
- Warranty: 5-year warranty with free technical support
- Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 (SP1), Mac OS v.10.9.x+, Linux v.2.6.x+, Chrome OS