The Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT 2TB became the world’s highest capacity USB Flash drive earlier this week at CES 2017 and Legit Reviews got a chance to try it out during our meeting with Kingston. The DataTraveler Ultimate GT is available in 1TB and 2TB capacities and while pricing isn’t set in stone, we’ve been told that Kingston is aiming for around $0.45 per GB, so you are looking at $449 and $899, respectively. Not bad pricing considering the original Kingston DataTraveler HyperX Predator 1TB USB 3.0 Flash Drive (DTHXP30/1TB) that was announced at CES 2013 debuted at around $3,400.
We got a chance to actually try the Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT 2TB drive out the other day on our Dell XPS 13 9360 laptop (performance review) and the performance was what we expected for a USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) device. Kingston asked us not to formally test the drive as the firmware may not be final and that it might still be updated before the drives launch later this year.
What we can show you is that the 2TB drive is really two TB and as you can see in our screenshot above the capacity of the drive was 2,023,177,060,352 bytes or 1.83TB! That much data being able to be held on such a small USB drive will scare most countries and big companies with databases full of secrets, but others will find that they can store 70 hours of 4K video on a single 2TB drive!
The only downside to the Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT 2TB is that it is on the larger size for Flash drives. Take a look at how thick this guy is when plugged into our Dell XPS 13. This drive isn’t for everyone, but you already knew that due the price.