Kingston shows off the DataTraveler HyperX Predator, a 1TB USB 30 flash drive

A 1TB flash drive? Frankly, we're incredulous, but that's what Kingston is claiming it'll begin selling later in Q1. The DataTraveler HyperX predator 3.0 promises read/write speeds of up to 240MB/s and 160MB/s respectively and there's a 512GB version available right now. At the same time, Kingston is launching 32GB and 64GB versions that offer read/write speeds of 150MB/s and 70MB/s. If you're interested in snagging one of the top two units, be advised that the price of the 512GB edition is a staggering $1,750.00 -- so you'd better get working on impressing that MLB scout next time they're passing by.

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Kingston Digital Ships Its Fastest, World's Largest-Capacity USB 3.0 Flash Drive

DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 will be Available Up to 1TB
Data Transfer Speeds up to 240MB/s Read, 160MB/s Write
Certified SuperSpeed USB 3.0

2013 International CES Las Vegas, NV and Fountain Valley, CA -- January 7, 2013 -- 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 Digital Ships New Generation USB 3.0 Flash Drive

  • Powerful Transfer Speeds Up to 150MB/s Read,70MB/s Write
  • Backwards compatible with USB 2.0
  • Windows 8 Compatible

2013 International CES

LAS VEGAS & FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif.--()--2013 International CES - Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the launch of the DataTraveler® Ultimate 3.0 Generation 3 USB 3.0 Flash drive. DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 is redesigned with a sleek and slim new case and features fast transfer speeds for moving high resolution images, music libraries and HD video files.

"(68.40mm x 22.76mm x 11.6mm) with key ring: 3.3622"

Kingston's DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 is ideal for consumers, IT professionals and enthusiasts who want to take advantage of all the performance improvements offered by USB 3.0 technology. DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 features read speeds up to 150MB/s and write speeds up to 70MB/s. When plugged into a USB 2.0 port, the drive has read speeds up to 30MB/s and write speeds up to 20MB/s. It is available in 32GB and 64GB capacities.

The fusion of form, function and style makes DataTraveler® Ultimate 3.0 G3 a standout over ordinary USB Flash drives. The drive takes its design inspiration from DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0, the world's largest-capacity USB 3.0 Flash drive. Made of an attractive solid metal matte finish case, DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 features a convenient retractable design that protects the USB from damage while carrying it on a key chain, purse or briefcase.

"USB 3.0 is becoming more mainstream as it is standard on most motherboards and PCs shipping today," said Andrew Ewing, Flash memory business manager, Kingston®. "We are working hard to make sure we improve the speed and design of our USB 3.0 Flash drives to stay competitive as demand grows in the market. DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 is a perfect example of this evolution."

DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 is backed by a five-year warranty, free live technical support and legendary Kingston reliability. For more information visit www.kingston.com.

Kingston is celebrating 25 years in the memory industry. The company was founded on October 17, 1987, and has grown to become the largest third-party memory manufacturer in the world. The 25th anniversary video can be found at http://www.kingston.com/us/company/25_years as well as more information including a timeline of Kingston's history. In addition, HyperX memory is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The first HyperX high-performance memory module was released in November 2002.

Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 Features and Specifications:

  • Capacities*: 32GB, 64GB
  • Speed**: USB 3.0 up to 150MB/s Read, 70MB/s Write

USB 2.0 up to 30MB/s Read, 20MB/s Write

  • USB 3.0 performance***: dramatic time savings when transferring large media files; 8x faster than a standard USB 2.0
  • Durable design: solid metal sliding casing with no cap to lose
  • Backwards compatibility: usable with USB 2.0 systems with excellent performance throughout
  • Guaranteed: five-year warranty and free technical support
  • Dimensions: without key ring: 2.6929" x 0.8961" x 0.4567" (68.40mm x 22.76mm x 11.6mm)

with key ring: 3.3622" x 0.8961" x 0.4567" (85.40mm x 22.76mm x 11.6mm)

  • Operating Temperature: 32°F to 140°F (0°C to 60°C)
  • Storage Temperature: -4°F to 185°F (-20°C to 85°C)

* Please note: 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 Memory Guide at kingston.com/Flash_Memory_Guide.

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

*** Requires a system with USB 3.0 port.

Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Generation 3
Part Number Capacity and Features
DTU30G3/32GB 32GB DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 USB Flash Drive
DTU30G3/64GB 64GB DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 USB Flash Drive
Operating System USB 3.0 USB 2.0
Windows® 8 Yes Yes
Windows® 7 (SP1) Yes Yes
Windows Vista® (SP1, SP2) Yes Yes
Windows XP (SP3) Yes Yes
Linux v. 2.6.x+ Yes Yes
Mac OS X v. 10.5.x+ Yes Yes