Kingston reveals 512 GB and 1 TB flash drives at CES

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Everyone has a flash drive or two or six or seven lying around somewhere—most people use them to store small files, such as music, photos, and work or school documents. They’re often 4, 8 or 16 GB in size. But imagine bringing the files of your whole computer around in your pocket, and we’re not talking just music, photos, and documents—you can bring around some HD videos, a small or medium sized Steam library of games, or several iPod Classics worth of music, or you can mix and match all three. Kingston, one of the major makers of flash drives, has announced that they’re releasing 512 GB and 1 terabyte flash drives at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

The DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 has a USB 3.0 input and can read up to 240 MB/s and write up to 160 MB/s. “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 at 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.”

Prepare to empty your wallets, however—the 512 GB version is available now and can be yours for “only” US$1,750, or Php 71,952. There is no available pricing for the 1 TB version, but it is also expected to be released in 2013. For those who think that is too much space or too much money, there will also be 32 and 64 GB offerings available in 2013 as well.