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Deal shaves at least $150 USD off price of expensive thumb drive

Remember that HyperX Predator 1 terabyte thumb drive from Kingston Technology, Inc. which debuted at CES 2013?

Well it's still not exactly "affordable", but with a Lightning Deal from Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) you can get it for "only" $899 USD (w/ free shipping).  That's about $150 USD cheaper than the normal price on Amazon or on eBay, Inc. (EBAY) (or various other sites).

Newegg currently sells the drive for $1093.60 USD.  The debut price was $2,310 USD.
 
The drive is pretty darn fast with speeds up up to 240 MB/s read and 160 MB/s right over USB 3.0.  The drive is shock resistant and features a zinc alloy case.  It's a bit bulky for a thumb drive, but at 1 TB of storage, that's somewhat understandable.

The "pedestrian" 512 GB HyperX Predator (which debuted at $1,750 USD last year and retails on Newegg for $854.99 USD) is an even bigger steal during the Lightning Deal, retailing for only $459.99 USD.

Source: Amazon Lightning Deal



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RE: Not worth it at all.
By umrdyldo on 4/15/2014 4:22:21 PM , Rating: 1
I totally understand the form factor aspect, I can't wrap my head around the price difference. Not worth it to 90% of people.


RE: Not worth it at all.
By daboom06 on 4/15/2014 4:26:42 PM , Rating: 3
wait, so you're saying the bleeding-edge technology is over-priced? omahgawd. stop everything!


RE: Not worth it at all.
By Solandri on 4/15/2014 6:28:41 PM , Rating: 2
I bought a 512 MB CF card 10 years ago for the low, low price of $115. I needed it for my DSLR, and it was a better (albeit more expensive) alternative to a 340 MB microdrive.

Today, a 512 MB SD card (if they still made them) would be about $0.25. So yeah, this stuff is definitely not worth it not just for 90% of people, but for 99% of people. Unless you need it today, save your money and just wait a few years.

I don't use the 512 MB card anymore, but I keep it around in my photo bag. I figure in 2-3 decades I can show it to my grandkids and amaze them that something which holds a millionth the capacity of what we'll probably have by then cost so much. (I also have a 5 MB PCMCIA flash drive which cost me $100 in 1997.)


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