Kingston, a world leader in memory products, today announced the DataTraveler Ultimate Generation Terabyte (GT), the world’s highest capacity USB Flash drive. The DataTraveler Ultimate GT comes in 1TB and 2TB capacities, utilizing the USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) standard for data transfer.
The 2TB drive should definitely appeal to power users as well as professionals shooting 4K video. The Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT 2TB is capable of storing up to 70 hours of 4K footage, so you won’t have to carry your external hard disk drive around. The drive comes in a premium zinc-alloy metal casing, which happens to be shock resistant.
“At Kingston, we push the limits of what’s possible,” said Kingston. “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.”
Both the 2TB and 1TB models of the new DataTraveler Ultimate GT will be going on sale in February, i.e. next month. The USB Flash drive comes backed by a 5-year warranty and free technical support from Kingston. In terms of dimensions, the drive measures 72 x 26.94 x 21mm, which is slightly higher than your average USB Flash drive, but still a lot smaller than external hard disk drives. It is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 (SP1), Mac OS v10.9x+, Linux v2.6x+, and Chrome OS. No word on pricing yet, but given the 2TB capacity, it will be anything but “cheap”.