Kingston Has Unveiled a USB Flash Drive That Can Effectively Replace Your External Hard Drive

Omar Sohail
Posted Jan 3, 2017
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As flash memory gets cheaper and cheaper, manufacturers have also managed to place huge amounts of storage inside tiny form factors such as USB flash drives. Kingston is one such manufacturer that is aiming to replace your external hard drive with the announcement of its latest DataTraveler Ultimate GT flash drive family. Can you guess the capacity of the smallest capacity being offered by the company?

Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT Features 1TB of Storage as the Smallest Storage Model – Can You Guess the Highest Capacity Model?

Though these drives are going to be more expensive than external drives carrying the same capacity, you cannot deny the level of portability that they bring to the table. Additionally, since there are no moving parts in a flash drive, you shouldn’t worry too much if you drop the drive. If you drop a mechanical hard drive, then you better pray that you can access it somehow. Regardless, Kingston states that you can store up to 70 hours of 4K video on a single 2TB drive (data sheet for storage has been given below).

The zinc-alloy metal casing will give the flash drives the ability to absorb sufficient amount of force if you accidentally drop them. Unfortunately, while Kingston did provide us with all the necessary information, the company forgot to add the pricing for both storage models.

Jean Wong, Flash business manager of Kingston states the following of how the company continues to increase storage of flash drives and present them in a compact form factor:

“At Kingston, we push the limits of what’s possible. With the DataTraveler Ultimate GT, we empower users to increase their data storage mobility in a highly manageable form factor. This is a terrific follow up to our 1TB drive released in 2013 and by doubling the capacity, users can store and carry even larger amounts of data easily.”

DataTraveler Ultimate GT ships in February and will be available in 1TB and 2TB capacities. If you want to check out more information of the flash drive, all the concerning specs and features have been listed below. As soon as the pricing details of both storage models have been announced, we’ll update you accordingly.

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Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT complete specs table

  • Capacities: 1TB, 2TB
  • Speed: USB 3.1 Gen. 1 (5Gbps)
  • 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 the following operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 (SP1), Mac OS v.10.9.x or higher, Linux v.2.6.x or higher, and Chrome OS

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