With consumer grade hard drives and solid state drives increasing in capacity so much; it’s about time we get some high capacity flash drives to go with our storage devices.
Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT
First, let us take a look at the Kingston camp’s DataTraveler Ultimate Generation Terabyte flash drive. That’s quite a hefty name, but when looking at what it holds, the name seems rather fitting. The drive comes with a record breaking two terabytes worth of capacity in its small form. In fact, that’s around 70 hours worth of 4K videos fitting into the 72mm sized flash drive.
Considering the size, carrying around that amount of data is prone to induce paranoia about dropping it. Kingston is covering that by sporting the drive with a zinc based bulky metal casing for ample shock resistance.
Although the transfer speeds of the device were not part of the reveal, the drive comes with a USB 3.1 connector. Lastly, the DataTraveler Ultimate GT also has a (sort of) smaller 1TB capacity version that will sell alongside the bigger drive.
SanDisk Extreme Pro USB 3.1 Solid State Flash Drive
Starting right off, SanDisk is winning in the length of name department with Extreme Pro USB 3.1 Solid State Flash Drive. However, looking at the capacity, the drive is quite smaller than Kinston’s, albeit coming with a respectable 250GB of storage.
The main focus of the SanDisk drive is speed, delivering up to 420MB/s read speeds and up to 380MB/s write speeds. Additionally, the drive comes equipped with a USB 3.1 connector and a durable aluminum case.
Either going for the enormous storage of Kingston or the guaranteed high speeds of SanDisk. It’s always good to have a choice in the matter when going for these retractable drives.
While the prices of the DataTraveler Ultimate GT drives are still under wraps, they will obviously cost a pretty penny. Kingston is putting the launch window of the drives around sometime in February.
As for the SanDisk Extreme Pro USB 3.1 Solid State Flash Drive, the price is set to be $179.99. This flash drive is arriving just a bit sooner with a release window of late January.