Back in elementary school, we only had floppy disks to carry around in case we have to give a PowerPoint presentation or if we're going to print an MS Word document. By the time I was in high school, flash drives were already introduced. Even if they were just 512 or 1GB in size, it was already remarkable. How can such a small device handle so many digital files?
As the years passed by, technology improved and allowed USB flash drives to become tougher and handle even more files. And with the start of 2017, Kingston has just introduced a massive 2TB flash drive to update the list of the world's biggest flash drives.
Even though we already have cloud technology, people don't always want to rely on that. After all, the cloud is still prone to hacking incidents, and people want to avoid having their privacy violated.
If you love playing video games, you'd know how big the size of game saves can be. To keep them, it's best to keep a flash drive with you. And if you're working in an office, you need one to save documents and to present your proposals.
First of all, it's best to pick a USB flash drive with at least 64GB of available storage. This is because the price of flash drives with smaller storage isn't practical relative to what you're getting with at least a 64GB drive.
If you're using a flash drive with at least 128GB of storage, it will typically have a USB 3.0 connector. If you use a smaller drive, a USB 2.0 can be fast enough.
You can find this fantastic USB flash drive for under $20 on Amazon. It already has a USB 3.0 connector and the read/write speed is truly commendable.
Just like the previously mentioned flash drive, the 64GB SanDisk Ultra Dual has a USB 3.0 connector and it can be used to connect to your Android phones as long as they have the USB on-the-go feature.
If you buy this USB flash drive from an authorized seller, you will receive a two-year warranty. You can find this for under $40 on Amazon.
It has a cap to prevent your flash drive from getting dirty. Likewise, its read speed is at 80Mbps while the write speed can reach 20Mbps.
As you might have already guessed, the 3.1 is much newer than the USB 3.0 connector. Don't worry as this is still compatible with older versions. Its read speed is at a staggering 380Mbps while the write speed is 70Mbps.
The previous generation of the HyperX Predator only had 512GB, but this one packs double the storage. Its transfer speed can reach as fast as 240Mbps while the write speed goes as fast as 160Mbps. Sadly, this costs a whopping $2,370 on Amazon.
This is making the rounds online because of its sheer storage size, but we still don't know its price. Its casing is made of zinc alloy instead of plastic and it has a speedy USB 3.1 adapter.
Maybe next year we'll see a 3TB USB flash drive from Kingston!