Thursday, January 10, 2013

Kingston DataTraveler HyperX Predator: 1TB monster flash drive

1TB is not unusual for a hard drive these days, but for a flash drive? Very unusual. And yes, Kingston made that possible with their recently unveiled DataTraveler HyperX Predator, which has a very large capacity of 1TB for a small flash drive!

Kingston did not mention the price of the 1TB version, but if you're OK with the 512GB version, it costs only $1750 or roughly PHP 71,000!

Here's the press release from their official site:
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
Kingston Digital Ships Its Fastest, World’s Largest-Capacity USB 3.0 Flash Drive2013 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.
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. Watch the 25th anniversary video and see 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.
Compatibility Table
Operating SystemUSB 3.0USB 2.0
Windows® 8YesYes
Windows® 7 (SP1)YesYes
Windows Vista® (SP1, SP2)YesYes
Windows XP (SP3)YesYes
Mac OS X v.10.6.x +YesYes
Linux v. 2.6.x+YesYes

Kingston DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0
Part NumberCapacity and Features
DTHXP30/512GBDataTraveler HyperX Predator USB 512GB
DTHXP30/1TDataTraveler HyperX Predator USB 1TB









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