Data storage has experienced exponential growth over the past few years. The increase in capacity is followed closely by a reduction in size and weight of storage devices. At CES 2017 Kingston is aiming to push the envelope further. It introduced the DataTraveler Ultimate GT, a USB flash drive that offers up to 2TB of storage, making it the largest yet to be available to consumers.
The USB has a relatively small yet chunky form factor and comes in a zinc alloy shell to improve durability. With a mammoth storage capacity, the company claims the device can store up to 70 hours of 4K video footage. To put this into perspective, it is more than what the average laptop hard drive can store.
The portable device can be used with machines running Windows, Mac OS, Linux and Chrome. Being USB 3.1 Gen 1 compatible, the flash drives should be able to provide a data transfer speed of up to 5GB/s. Unfortunately, you will need a dongle for the devices to work with newer machines containing USB Type-C ports only.
The DataTravel Ultimate GT from Kingston will be available in both 1TB and 2TB configurations starting this February. As of now, nothing about pricing has been disclosed but it’s safe to assume a world’s largest price tag.