USB sticks have been around forever. No surprise there. But they've been improving in recent years, proving that there's still demand for these little guys so long as capacity increases along with transfer rates. The Sharkoon
Flexi-Drive Ultimate is the company's latest, complete with an eight-channel MLC architecture and write speeds as high as 120MB/sec. Read rates are pegged at 200MB/sec, with capacity options of 64GB and 128GB.
That's huge for a USB key, and could very well replace some of those old USB hard drives you have been lugging around. The Sharkoon Flexi-Drive Ultimate uses a powerful Single Chip USB3.0 Controller and four eight-channel controlled MLC storage cells. The memory stick is in a high-quality, black aluminium case with a protective cap and keychain eyelet, measures 79 x 27 x 9.3 mm, weighs 40 grams and supports the operating systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32 and 64 Bit), Mac OS 10 as well as Linux.
It'll be available soon for 139.90 euros (64 GB) or 229.00 euros (128 GB), which makes it one of the most expensive USB drives we've ever seen. But hey, you gotta pay for speed and size!