Kingston Digital, the flash memory arm of the Kingston Technology Company, revealed at this year’s CES something akin to a Doritos Cheesy Gordita Crunch or that 108″ dual-screen Pac-Man game: a 2TB memory stick capable of holding 70 hours of 4k video. Kingston’s 2TB stick is massive, nobody asked for it, but still, it’s kind of fun that it exists.
The 2TB USB 3.1 flash memory drive, which comes via Slash Gear, has been dubbed the Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate Generation Terabyte (GT) — because you presumably need a mouthful of name for a pocketful of data. The monstrous 2TB stick, unsurprisingly, has been claimed by Kingston in a press release (which gave lots of specs) to be “the world’s highest capacity USB Flash drive.”The behemoth stick is a successor to Kingston’s 1TB flash drive, which the company released in 2013. Along with providing enough data storage to accommodate the Death Star plans, the DataTraveler Ultimate GT also sports “a zinc-alloy metal casing for shock resistance” as well as a decently compact size.
2TB in the palm of your hands via @kingstontech pic.twitter.com/5w0A2YMKs6
— Danny Winget (@superscientific) January 6, 2017
In a tweet, Kingston showed the kind of progress that’s been made in hard drive capacity vs. size over the last 67 years:
1950 vs. 2017 #ThrowbackThursday #CES2017 exclusives on the world’s largest USB Flash Drive on @periscopeco tmw! username: kingstontech pic.twitter.com/QdVZViDOof
— Kingston Technology (@kingstontech) January 5, 2017
We started from the bottom and now we here.
There’s no word on pricing for the 2TB stick, although for reference, the Kingston DataTraveler HyperX Predator 1TB USB 3.0 will set you back a cool $1,100. (Also ten minutes of your life to say that name out loud.)
What do you think about this 2TB ultra-portable flash drive? How much data do you think a drive like this will be able to hold in ten years? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Images: Kingston Technology Corporation