Kingston reveals 1TB USB flash drive

Budza

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R15k for 512GB- hectic!

Cool tech, I wonder how long it'll be until these are commonplace :D
 

Crowley

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R15 000 for a flash drive?


You would swear it has an Apple logo somewhere.
 

Maverick Jester

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Hmmm, Kingston... have had some dodgy flash drives from them.... Imagine a 1TB flash drive failing :eek:
 

abandonallhope

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Even in currently available drives, the flash memory itself is usually the speed bottleneck, not the USB interface. Current USB can transfer much, much more than the 40-50MB/sec the average USB 3 drive copies at.

If by "current USB" you mean USB2, then it most assuredly can not transfer "much, much faster". USB2 is 480mbps.
 

Maverick Jester

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If by "current USB" you mean USB2, then it most assuredly can not transfer "much, much faster". USB2 is 480mbps.

True. USB 3 does not copy at 50mbps :)

USB may be able to copy at 480mbps, but the flash drive cannot write at that speed, so I suppose it will still be as slack as it currently is...

EDIT: Ok, I bothered to read the article :p write speed is pretty impressive in its own right...
 
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If by "current USB" you mean USB2, then it most assuredly can not transfer "much, much faster". USB2 is 480mbps.

Yes, that's why I said USB 3. That's also why I said "average" as there are USB3 drives out there that are a lot faster, but I've never seen anyone using them in real life because they're insanely expensive.
 

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Yes, that's why I said USB 3. That's also why I said "average" as there are USB3 drives out there that are a lot faster, but I've never seen anyone using them in real life because they're insanely expensive.
Fair enough. I had ext hdd's in mind, USB3 does help substantially more with them.
 

WaxLyrical

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We just someone like Sandisk to bring it out at half the cost and it will eventually sell for an acceptable price.
 

ponder

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R15 000 for a flash drive?
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Yeah carrying a 1TB 2.5" external drive around really does not seem like such a inconvenience at that price. Hell you can even get a external SSD for cheaper.
 
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