DataTravelerHyperX Predator flash drives launched

Kingston Digital unleashes USB 3.0 flash drive with a capacity of up to 1TB

Kingston Digital unveils DataTravelerHyperX Predator USB 3.0 flash drives with 512GB and 1TB capacity

Kingston Digital has revealed the DataTravelerHyperX Predator, a USB 3.0 flash drive with a capacity of up to 1TB.The drive was revealed at CES 2013 and is currently planned in two varieties; a 512GB version which ships immediately, and a 1TB which will follow later in Q1 2013.

Kingston is claiming it is the fastest USB Flash Drive in their range so far, with speeds of up to 240MB/s read and 160MB/s write, earning it SuperSpeed USB 3.0 certification. For users without the newest version of USB, it is fully backwards compatible with USB 2.0 machines.

Made out of zinc alloy, Kingston says the design gives the drive “A superior quality, shock resistance and high-end design.”

Andrew Ewing, Flash memory business manager at Kingston, said: “Our new DataTravelerHyperX Predator 3.0 allows users to store their entire digital world on a portable USB 3.0 Flash drive.”

The 512GB drive is available now for $1.337. Kingston hasn't announced any pricing for the 1TB drive as yet, but analysts are positing it could carry a price tag in the region of around $2,500 range.