Kingston Unveils a USB Flash Drive That Can Be Used As An External Hard Drive Replacement

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CES 2017 is going on in full swing at Las Vegas these days where tech firms from around the world have gathered to unveil their latest products and gadgets to woo the audience. Kingston, famous for manufacturing high quality USB flash drivers, has managed to astonish those gathered at CES 2017 when it unveiled its latest DataTraveler Ultmate GT USB flash drive with up to staggering 2 TB of storage option. This new Kingston USB Flash Drive can effectively be used as a replacement to your external hard drive for storing data, files, movies, audio, clips, photos, 4K, HD content, and much more thanks to its massive storage capacity.

As technology keeps on improving with every passing year, flash memory sticks are being produced with more and more storage capacity at a reasonable price. USB flash drives have made it easier to carry data around. You can save your PC’s content in USB flash drive and connect it with any other device that supports a USB flash drive connection via USB port.

Until now users had to use external hard drives of up to 1 or 2 TB storage capacity to save large amount of data content. But carrying an external hard drive may not be as convenient as having a tiny USB flash drive in your pocket, wallet, or purse. Kingston has just made it possible to save huge amount of data in a small USB flash drive effectively replacing external hard drives.

Kingston’s DataTraveler Ultimate GT Comes With 1TB As Well As Unbelievable 2TB Storage Capacity Heralding The Possible Decline of External Hard Drives

Portability plays a vital part in the purchase decision of millions around the world these days. Tech companies constant try to devise ways to shrink the size of their gadgets at the same time offering more storage capacity. Kingston is no different in this regard. Already known for manufacturing quality computer accessories, Kingston has just upped the ante on the manufacturers of external hard drives, as the world’s leading producer of USB memory stick has unveiled its stunningly designed set of USB flash drivers at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2017) that will be available in two storage capacities: 1TB and 2TB.

But don’t expect this useful devices to come cheap. It may cost you more than some of the external hard drive with same storage capacity. Kingston is well within its right to charge a few extra bucks for portability that these tiny yet powerful USB flash storage devices offer. Moreover, there is no hassle of carrying around wires for USB flash drives as is the case with most external hard drives.

The DataTraveler Ultimate GT USB flash drive is made up of sturdy zinc-alloy material that won’t break or damage the USB drive in case you drop it on the floor. Kingston claims that you can store up to 70 hours of 4K videos on one 2TB USB flash drive. Exact pricing of the USB flash drives is not clear at the moment. However, you can get a complete overview of the features in the table below.

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Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT Specs:

Capacity: 1TB / 2TB

Dimensions: 72mm x 26.94mm x 21mm

Speed: USB 3.1 Gen. 1 (5Gbps)

Storage Temperature: -40C to 85C

Operating Temperature: -25C to 60C

Compatibility: Windows 10 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 (SP1) / MAC OS v10.9.x or higher / Linux v2.6.x or higher / Chrome OS

5 year warranty with free technical support

Here’s what the flash business head of Kingston had to say at the unveiling event:

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.

The device will start shipping in February with 1TB and 2 TB storage capacity. Pricing detail of the world’s largest capacity USB flash drives isn’t available yet, we will keep you posted on that front as soon as the pricing information becomes available, so stay tuned.

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