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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, 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 Guspaz on 4/15/2014 6:07:02 PM , Rating: 3
Have you seen how big this USB stick actually is? Yeah, it's smaller than a 2.5" enclosure, but not in all dimensions. For one thing, it's a lot thicker than a 2.5" external hard disk, and it's way too big to put on a keychain in practice. It's so big (nearly an inch thick) that it comes with a USB extension cable because it's so thick it can't be plugged into some laptops.

The Samsung 840 EVO is available in the mSATA form factor, and there are mSATA external enclosures that are just as portable as the 1TB Kingston USB stick, but cost (combined) hundreds of dollars less.

RE: Not worth it at all.
By retrospooty on 4/15/2014 8:14:26 PM , Rating: 2
It is pretty big. Whatever, it wasnt made for me either. I just pasted in another post, but this makes more sense for most people.

RE: Not worth it at all.
By Guspaz on 4/16/2014 9:00:14 AM , Rating: 2
B&H has that same USB stick for $49:

RE: Not worth it at all.
By retrospooty on 4/16/2014 11:56:08 AM , Rating: 2
Thanks... I just went o go buy it. The B&H site says "Passover Holiday Closing: We are not accepting orders at this time" when you go to order. LOL. WTF?

RE: Not worth it at all.
By atechfan on 4/16/2014 1:10:23 PM , Rating: 2
How dare business owners observe different holidays than you.

RE: Not worth it at all.
By retrospooty on 4/16/2014 3:54:21 PM , Rating: 3
Uh... I really just found it odd that the website wouldn't accept orders. It doesn't require someone be onsite to ship it to take an order. It's not like NewEgg or Amazon close on Dec. 25th, but whatever.

RE: Not worth it at all.
By extide on 4/16/2014 1:23:23 PM , Rating: 2
"We shipped it on Saturday. Then on Sunday, we rested." -- Steve Jobs on the iPad launch
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