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Kingston began selling “the world’s largest” USB sticks with capacity of 2 TB

In January at CES 2017, Kingston has introduced a series of flash drives DataTraveler Ultimate GT, which included a model with a record capacity of 2 TB. After nearly two months portable USB drives went on sale, although you can afford to buy them can not everyone.

Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT is available in two variants — 1 and 2 TB. The manufacturer calls them, most capacious USB flash drives in the world. According to the characteristics, the drives provide read speed of up to 300 MB/s and write speed up to 200MB/s and 2TB of storage capacity allows you to store on the media 70 hours of video in 4K.

Obviously, such a USB drive cannot be packaged in a conventional plastic housing: Kingston uses a special zinc alloy high tensile strength. A flash-drive comes with a classic USB connector, not USB C. So that the owners of the new MacBook Pro will have to get a adapter. In this connector, the USB 3.1, which should provide high speed of data exchange with the computer.

Drives are sized 75,18 x 27 x 21,02 mm, operate at temperatures from -25 to +60 degrees and support the platform Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 (SP1), macOS (version 10.9.x) and Linux (version 2.6.x) and Chrome OS.

The cost of USB-stick the 1 TB is $1319, and the model for the 2TB will cost $2273. But while the company is selling the drives at a discount and you can buy them for $942 and $1625 respectively. For comparison, the price submitted in the autumn 13-inch MacBook Pro with touch panel Touch Bar and SSD on 256 GB is $1800.

By the way, for the price quoted, buyers will receive not only the drive but also for her box, soft case and cable. Although the presence of all these accessories is unlikely to justify the price of SSDs in the eyes of the vast majority of users.

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