avatarby John CallahamJanuary 4, 20170 comments

If you own a notebook or even a desktop PC, you know that hard drive space can quickly be eaten up by movies, games and other files with high storage requirements. This week, as part of CES 2017, Kingston announced a new entry in its popular lineup of USB Flash drives that could be a life saver for those power PC owners. The DataTraveler Ultimate Generation Terabyte models come with either 1TB or 2TB  of portable storage. No, we are not kidding.

In case you are wondering, the 2TB model is now the largest USB Flash drive ever announced, in terms of storage capacity. Kingston says it is able to store up to 70 hours of 4K video, 768,000 8MP photos or 531,344 MP3 music files.

Both the 1TB and 2TB models have an zinc-alloy metal casing, which the company says makes it resistant to shock. Hopefully that means these flash drives can take some abuse. As you can see from the image above, the drive itself is not that small; its dimensions are 72mm x 27mm x 21mm. However, we would expect a drive with so much storage to also be larger than normal.

Based on the press release, the DataTraveler Ultimate Generation Terabyte drives use USB 3.0, which is a little disappointing in this new USB Type-C world. Kingston has not offered any info on the performance of these new flash drives. Most importantly, the cost for these 1TB and 2TB drives are currently unknown. Kingston plans to start selling them sometime in February, but we would expect a high price to go along with these high storage amounts.