Flash drives are starting to hold more and more data, while still staying portable. It wasn't long ago that 128GB drives had everyone all excited about being able to carry so much data from place to place. Well, buckle up folks. Kingston just blew that 128GB drive out of the water.
The memory maker has announced that it is now shipping a 2TB drive, a unit it mentioned at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. That is capable of holding 70 hours' worth of 4K video. Kingston is also shipping a 1TB version as well, both compatible with the faster USB 3 ports. The 75.18mm x 27mm x 21.02mm units work with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 (SP1), Mac OS v.10.9.x+, Linux v.2.6.x+, and Chrome OS.
"We are always striving to create new and better storage solutions to meet our customers' needs especially in an ever-increasing digital world," Kingston's Flash business manager Jean Wong said in a statement. "With the release of the DataTraveler Ultimate GT, users can push the boundaries of their mobile storage needs and ensure that they have more than enough space to store their video, photos and files in a small form factor."
As for price, they aren't cheap. The 2TB version is on sale for $1,625 (it normally sells for $2,273), and the 1TB is on sale for $950 (normally $1,319). If you have the cash to spare–and a lot of 4K movies to store–go for it.