Well, the need and demand for storage are increasing day by day. However, storing such huge data might be possible, but the mobility of such data is kind of impossible. So, people are more and more embraced to the cloud storage. Unfortunately, due to cloud storage, USB flash drives are becoming less essential. Still, there are some companies producing such USB flash drives. About 3 days ago, Kingston announced a product that may get people excited about the flash drives again, in CES 2017. The company produced a flash drive, that is capable of storing 2TB of data (1 TB is also available). It is called Data Traveler Ultimate GT (Generation terabyte). This drive holds the record of world’s largest capacity USB flash drive.
Now, the users will be able to store massive amounts of data in a small drive. You can store approximately 70 hours of 4K video in single 2TB drive, that’s a hugggggggeeeeeee….
- Capacities: 1TB, 2TB
- Speed: USB 3.1 Gen. 1
- Dimensions: 72mm x 26.94mm x 21mm
- Operating Temperature: -25°C to 60°C
- Storage Temperature: -40°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™
The company might start shipping the Data Traveler Ultimate GT from February (both capacities). However, there is no any information about the price. Buyers’ shouldn’t expect it to be affordable, which is kind of a deal breaker. The drive has a metal alloy case for shock resistance. It sports USB 3.1 through a USB Type-A connector, but sadly lacks USB-C — time to break out the dongle.
As the size of this drive is quite small, there is maximum possibility that you might lose it or break it by stepping on it. That’s what happens with me all the time. So, I prefer an external hard drive.