Enormous 2TB USB Drive
In a world where data storage seems to be spiraling out of control, Kingston Technology has unveiled what could become the next standard in mobile data storage: a 2TB USB drive. The DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 is initially being offered as a 1TB version capable of 240MB/s transfer rates, but it will soon be offered as a 2TB model with nearly double the speed, though Kingston hasn’t yet revealed what that speed is.
Other capacities being considered for future versions of the HyperX Predator include 500GB and a massive 4TB version. Central processing units can store 16 exabytes on a silicon hard drive, making the HyperX Predator 3.0’s capacity very impressive, indeed.
how many pictures can 2tb hold?
- Answer: A lot! and probably over 4000.
The 1TB Predator will be shown off at the International CES tradeshow in early January, while both the 1TB and 2TB versions are shipping to selected customers right now for $1,750 (about £1,060). The lower-capacity drive is expected to sell for around $550 (about £360), as soon as it becomes available in larger quantities. Finally, the 4TB drive will arrive sometime this summer.
The DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 ships with a five-year warranty and is compatible with Windows 8, USB 3.0 host controllers and is backward compatible with USB 2.0. It can be purchased at Kingston’s Web site for $1,750 (about £1,060).
Would this be good to back up my pictures/videos on? Also, what can I store on it?
Answer: Yes and anything you want. Pictures videos documents etc…can all be stored.
What’s compatible with this storage device (operating systems, apps, etc.)?
Answer: Windows 8 and the newest version of Mac OS/X, as well as back to Windows XP. It can also be used for video storage like movies and pictures and more!
few tips on how to care for the device so it lasts for years to come.
Make sure it’s plugged into a wall outlet and not a USB on the computer when in use. That way, your battery won’t run out too fast by charging it while in use. And if you’re going to store it for a long period of time (3-6 months) unplug them from everything until you need them.
The technology on these devices was really amazing and pretty cool to learn about. I’m actually going to buy the 1tb version because of the reviews on this site. thanks for all your help!
I notice that when you talk about the downsides it seems like they are pretty minor. When you purchased this were there any problems or anything that stood out to you?
Answer: No, the only thing I noticed about the product is it’s size. It’s rather large so you have to be careful with it so it doesn’t break or anything else. But other than that, I haven’t had any problems with this device!
What software can be used with this storage device?
Answer: Windows Pictures/Document/Videos are compatible- also some HD video games (if you’re into that)
What information should I provide to the customer when asking them if they want to purchase this storage device?
Answer: It’s compatible with Windows 8 and all other windows operating systems. All mac users can also use it as well! Also, this device is compatible with USB 3.0 so any computer with that or a 2.0 USB can use this device. Just make sure to ask how much storage the customer would like and if they want 1TB, 2TB (which I believe will be available in early 2015) or 4 TB!
The product has been helpful when I was writing my article. I had to find out what the pros and cons were, how much it costs, who can use this device along with other information such as care and compatibility (with OSs, apps).