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Kingston Introduces 1TB Flash Drive 170

Deathspawner writes "If there's one thing that each CES can bring, it's a handful or products that manage to drop jaws everywhere. Kingston's latest flash drive series, DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0, manages to be one of those. It's aimed at folks who actually need mass storage on the go at speeds that mechanical hard drives cannot offer. Available soon will be a 512GB model, followed by the 1TB later this quarter. The drive features read speeds of 240MB/s and write speeds of 160MB/s — not quite desktop SSD speeds, but much faster than a mechanical hard drive, and with vastly reduced latencies due to it being flash storage. Not surprisingly, pricing has not yet been discussed."
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Kingston Introduces 1TB Flash Drive

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  • by ackthpt ( 218170 ) on Monday January 07, 2013 @06:38PM (#42511333) Homepage Journal

    8GB drives were something to salivate over, because you could store an entire DVD on it.

    Now these things are so commonplace I have them littering my desk, giveaways from tradeshows, vendors, etc. You can get them in amusing shapes of Taz, Hello Kitty or Dora the Explorer at the office store.

    Finally dipping my toe in the water with an SSD for the desktop machine. It's been running for years on a pair of Seagate 160GB SATA I drives, which are near capacity. I thought about buying a couple of 1.5 TB drives, but reviews are very dismal on mechanical storage drives now. Seems a lot of old manufacturers are being bought up by Seagate and Seagate and Western Digital will soon be the only players left in a "buggy whip" market. Hard to beat the GB/$ deal with hard drives, but with 1 year warranties and a lot of DOA deliveries, plus quite a lot of drives which seem to die within the first year, I'm not super inclined to put my valuable files on them.

    Here's hoping by the end of the 2013 we have some good prices on high capacity SSDs and In can move my photos, videos and miscellaneous crap onto new drives.

  • by ackthpt ( 218170 ) on Monday January 07, 2013 @06:41PM (#42511371) Homepage Journal

    According to Engadget it is not something we are all going to bring to work day to day just yet

    If you're interested in snagging one of the top two units, be advised that the price of the 512GB edition is a staggering $1,750.00 -- so you'd better get working on impressing that MLB scout next time they're passing by.

    http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/07/kingston-1tb-flash-drive/ [engadget.com]

    And in three years they'll be selling them at the office supply store for $30.

    Ain't the relentless march of tenchological innovation wunnerful?

  • Re:prices (Score:5, Insightful)

    by loufoque ( 1400831 ) on Monday January 07, 2013 @06:51PM (#42511557)

    You mean $800.
    Remember, Europe gets fucked pretty badly when it comes to prices of electronic goods.

  • by failedlogic ( 627314 ) on Monday January 07, 2013 @06:57PM (#42511643)

    There would be no market. I'm not sure if you're implying this.

    According to Hollywood accounting rules, no movies ever make a profit .... so no movies for movie execs to carry around!

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