It seems like the notorious “Insufficient Memory” message may have become a thing of the past, with SanDisk first unveiling a 1000 GB SD card earlier in 2016, and now Kingston announcing a 2TB USB drive at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC).
This one is the company’s – and in fact the world’s – highest capacity USB flash drive. However, it doesn’t come cheap!
The portable USB will cost a whopping $2,273, which is about $1,000 more than the already overpriced 1TB USB storage. Both of these devices look like a very expensive and ungainly choice when compared with Samsung’s SSD drive, which offers the same capacity and cost just $800.
But the portability of a USB beats a hard disk, which is probably the reason behind the stark cost differences. Kingston DT Ultimate GT has a zinc alloy casing which improves its durability, and it uses a USB 3.1 adapter when compared to the newer USB C. The drive offers read and write speeds of over 200 Mbps, which is decent for its massive storage capacity.
At the release event, the Flash business manager Jean Wong said,
“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.”
If you are interested in getting one for yourself, you must rush down to the nearest retailer as the USB drive is available at a promo price of $1,625, a whole 28% cut from the original retail price.