There has been nothing major in the world of USB thumb drives since the USB 3.0 update. How would you even make news in a product market where only aesthetic changes separate brands? Kingston found a way with the new DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0.

The Predator 3.0 will be, on release, the fastest USB drive at speeds of up to 240 MB/s read and 160 MB/s write. Before you say that is not that much faster than the current options, the Predator 3.0 is also available with up to 1TB (1000 GB) of storage. This will effectively put a lot of pressure on the external hard drive market as a keychain-sized device will offer the same storage capacity with higher speed.

The DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 is something I can’t wait to get my hands on in Q1 2013. I expect an early release date to avoid other brands from beating them to the punch. I also expert a serious price tag, but this could be the last external storage device you need for the next 10 years.

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Kingston Digital Ships Its Fastest, Worlds Largest-Capacity

  • USB 3.0 Flash Drive
  • DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 will be Available Up to 1TB
  • Data Transfer Speeds up to 240MB/s Read, 160MB/s Write
  • Certified SuperSpeed USB 3.0

2013 CES – January 7, 2013 – Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 USB Flash drive. DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 is the worlds largest-capacity USB 3.0 Flash drive as it will be available in a 1TB capacity later in Q1. It is shipping now in 512GB capacity. DT HyperX Predator 3.0 is the fastest USB 3.0 Flash drive in the Kingston family, with speeds of up to 240MB/s read and 160MB/s write. It has also achieved SuperSpeed USB 3.0 certification.

Our new DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 allows users to store their entire digital world on a portable USB 3.0 Flash drive, said Andrew Ewing, Flash memory business manager, Kingston. The large capacity and fast USB 3.0 transfer speeds allow users to save time as they can access, edit and transfer applications or files such as HD movies directly from the drive without any performance lag.

DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 is compliant with next-generation USB 3.0 specifications and is optimized for newer PCs with USB 3.0 ports. Users who work with large video or graphics files, or gamers who like to travel with their entire library will appreciate the drives speed and capacity. The casing is made of zinc alloy metal for superior quality, shock resistance and high-end design. DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 ships with a custom Kingston key ring and a HyperX valet keychain. It is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 for efficient data transfer rates.

DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 USB Flash drive is part of the HyperX Predator family, which represents the highest-performance products offered from Kingston HyperX. The drive is backed by a five-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability.

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