CES 2013, Kingston, the monarch of storage solutions, announced the “World’s Largest Capacity USB 3.0 Flash Drive.” This is a point of personal and professional interest here. I’m skipping over to Windows 8. But as I back up files and make boot sectors and other general prep work for building my next exceptional PC on a new OS, I’ve realized I don’t now own a very sizable thumb drive. My max capacity is 3.72GB and I divorced myself from burning data DVDs long ago.

The DataTraveler HyperX Predator is a new line of flash drives that are shipping with extremely bloated capacity limits. The model available now reaches 512GB with the promise of a 1-terabyte version to hit the storage needy streets come later this year. No pricing has yet been confirmed on the 1 TB big daddy. More on that as it develops.

The DataTraveler HyperX Predator are Kingston’s new high-speed high-capacity portable storage solutions, supporting USB 2.0 and 3.0. Each is secured with a warranty spanning 5 years. Exceptional materials were used in the construction. The casing is forged from zinc alloy and is said to assist in shock resistance.


  • Highest capacities: uncompromised data storage to carry your digital world on a portable USB drive
  • Highest performance: unparalleled speeds to save time while transferring content rich data
  • Zinc alloy metal casing: resilient protection for data in a cutting-edge design
  • HyperX valet keychain: exclusive accessory for a stylish twist to portable storage
  • Guaranteed: five year warranty and free technical support for added peace of mind
  • Speed¹ USB 3.0: 240MB/s read and 160MB/s write USB 2.0: 30MB/s read and 30MB/s write
  • Backwards compatible with USB 2.0
  • Capacities²: 512GB, 1TB (later Q1)
  • Dimensions: without key ring: 2.8346″ x 1.0606″ x 0.8268″ (72mm x 26.94mm x 21mm) with key ring: 3.4854″ x 1.0606″ x 0.8268″ (88.53mm x 26.94mm x 21mm)
  • Operating Temperature: 32°F to 140°F (0°C to 60°C)
  • Storage Temperature: -4°F to 185°F (-20°C to 85°C)
  • USB 3.03latest USB standard guarantees backwards compatibility with USB 2.0

For more information on the Kingston DataTravele HyperX Predator visit www.kingston.com.

Shawn Sanders

Shawn loves gadgets, literature, history and games. For 10yrs+ he's straddled both the comic book & video game industries, as a writer, editor, marketing officer & producer. Shawn got his start in tech & games as an editor & Hardware Director for GameRevolution.com. More notable accomplishments include Executive Producer on mobile games Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved & The Shroud.