DataTraveler Ultimate Generation 2 Terabyte Flashdrive

Kingston Digital has claimed the title of World's Highest Capacity USB flash drive - up to two terabytes!

Admittedly, it's a bit chunky - the Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate Generation Terabyte device is larger than some flash drives.


(Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate Generation Terabyte)

How much can you pack onto a 2 TB drive? About 34,000 hours of MP3s, 80 days worth of video, 620,000 photos, 1,000 of high-definition movies. In a press release, Kingston claims it can carry 70 hours of 4K video.

As SanDisk parent company Western Digital noted when it released its 1 TB flash drive last year, a flash drive that can contain this much memory could easily find a home in fields as varied as virtual reality to global surveillance.

Amazing real-world devices like these make me think back to the Schrön Loop from Dan Simmons excellent, award-winning 1989 novel Hyperion.

The Schrön loop was tiny, no larger than my thumbnail, and very expensive. It held countless field-bubble memories, each capable of holding near infinite bits of information. Schrön loops could not be accessed by the biological carrier and thus were used for courier purposes. A man or woman could carry AIs or complete planetary dataspheres in a Schrön loop.

Via Popular Mechanics.

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