I am kind of a huge fan of Kingston – especially their cheap SSDs, which I used constantly in my Blackmagic Cinema Camera back in 2013/2014 to shoot my no budget debut feature film. The Kingston SSDs were more affordable than the Sandisk equivalents, were and still are approved by Blackmagic Design, and quite frankly never failed on me. I had zero problems with them. They just worked – wrote data and kept it safe, no problem. Apart from their SSD’s, I’ve used their super-thin USB sticks – I just bought a DataTraveler SE9 G2 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive during their Black Friday sale on Amazon for just £24 (the same USB drive is now £35).
And it looks like they now have a 2TB USB drive that I can actually backup my film onto and carry around on my key chain! Pretty insane if you ask me.
At CES 2017, Kingston announced their latest addition to the DataTraveler family – the 2TB DataTraveler Ultimate “Generation Terabyte” (GT), which apparently is “the world’s highest capacity USB Flash drive” according to Kingston.
The new Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT offers a 1TB and also the aforementioned 2TB of storage space and uses a USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) connection. Sadly, there is no USB-C version (at least not one yet).
Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT Features and Specifications:
- Capacities: 1TB and 2TB
- Bus Speed: USB 3.1 Gen. 1
- Dimensions: 72mm x 26.94mm x 21mm
- Operating Temperature: -25°C to 60°C
- Storage Temperature: -40°C to 85°C
- Warranty: 5-year warranty with free technical support
- Compatible with:
- Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 (SP1)
- Mac OS v.10.9.x+
- Linux v.2.6.x+
- Chrome OS
“At Kingston, we push the limits of what’s possible,” said Jean Wong, Flash business manager. “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 new DataTraveler Ultimate GT is expected to ship next month in February on both the 1TB and 2TB capacities. There is no word on pricing yet – however, you can bet this won’t be cheap – for reference, Kingston’s own DataTraveler HyperX Predator 1TB USB 3.0 Flash Drive costs over $1,000!
The Ultimate GT DataTraveler is backed by Kingston’s 5-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability.