I just received the world’s first 2TB USB flash drive available for review — I just wish it was available for sale on Black Friday

Silicon Power MS70
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No one to my knowledge has reviewed a 2TB USB flash drive, so I may well be the first to put up the review of the MS70, after receiving Silicon Power’s first portable SSD with a 2TB capacity. That brings the total number of 2TB USB flash drive, the highest capacity on the market to four. Expect a full review to be published later this year.

There’s nothing to distinguish SP’s latest flagship external SSD/flash drives from other models currently on the market. The drive is expected to hit sequential read/write speeds of up to 1050/850 MB/s, making it ideal for transferring large files. Shame though that it only has a USB Type-A port (rather than the more flexible Type-C) which sports USB 3.2 Gen 2; that precludes its use with recent smartphones that haven this port.

There’s a rubber cap and an all-metal body to provide extra durability; that sid It is not IP68-rated or MIL-STD-810D compliant. You have to register the device to get a 5-year limited warranty as well as what Silicon Power calls “free and useful software”. I assume it is some sort of backup software.

Kingston previously launched a 2TB DataTraveler Ultimate GT flash drive, but it was retired a few years ago - partly because it was an awkward design, and partly because it was extremely expensive, costing around $2,000.

In June 2023, Teamgroup launched the C231, a 2TB flash drive for around $190 while Buffalo introduced a 2TB portable SSD (the SSD-PUT) sometime in 2022 (and at just $92 for Black Friday it is at its lowest price yet). Kioxia announced the first 2TB microSD card, the Exceria Plus, back on October 2022 and the mass production of the card was scheduled to begin in 2023. I have yet to see it go on sale.

Desire Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website builders and web hosting when DHTML and frames were in vogue and started narrating about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium.