The annual Consumer Electronics Show or CES always has a few gadgets up its sleeve that are truly mind blowing. At CES 2013, the Kingston HyperX Predator flash drive is one such gadget. It is no ordinary flash drive, this tech wonder from Kingston -- no sir! -- as it comes with a whopping 1 terabyte of data storage capacity.
Yes, you read that right. 1TB of data on a pocket-friendly Kingston pen-drive. Insane.
The wow factor doesn’t just stop at its mind-boggling storage capacity. What makes us sit up and take notice of the Kingston HyperX Predator 1TB (DTHXP30/1T) flash drive is its claim of near-SSD data transfer speeds. As the Kingston 1TB flash drive supports USB 3.0, it’s claiming to deliver data transfer speeds of up to 240MB/s and 160 MB/s for read and write tasks, respectively. Incredible, isn’t it?
Apart from its storage and speed capacities, the Kingston HyperX Predator flash drive is housed in a stylish metal casing of zinc alloy -- Kingston claims this makes the drive highly shock-resistant. It also has a small key ring at one end.
Price and availability
The Kingston HyperX Predator 1TB (DTHXP30/1T) flash drive’s price hasn’t been revealed at the on-going CES 2013, as it is slated to arrive later in Q1 of 2013. However, Kingston is expected to start selling another lesser-capacity version of the flash drive, the Predator HyperX 512GB (DTHXP30/512GB) soon. It’s price? A bank-shattering US $1,750!