SuperTalent USB 3.0 Express Drive Spotted at SuperBiiz - HotHardware
SuperTalent USB 3.0 Express Drive Spotted at SuperBiiz

SuperTalent USB 3.0 Express Drive Spotted at SuperBiiz

SuperBiiz, the online vendor of computer parts and components previously known as eWiz, announced today that they will being carrying SuperTalent's USB 3.0 Express line. If you're not familiar with these drives, these are essentially USB thumb drives that work on the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface for much faster transfer speeds than what you'll find on a traditional flash drive.

"The SuperTalent USB 3.0 Express Drive is the answer for anyone looking for an affordable USB 3.0 drive and we are proud to announce that they are available at SuperBiiz first," SuperBiiz Director of Marketing, James Yu, said in a statement.



Yu might be overstating the affordability angle just a tad. At $69 for the 16GB model and $119 for the 32GB drive, these aren't likely to affect your nest egg that you've been building up, but you're also paying a premium for the faster interface. What you get in return are transfer rates of over 125MB/s when connected to a USB 3.0 port. These are also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and will transfer data at 43MB/s on these ports.

You can order one or both of these new drives here.
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Even with USB2.0, things were fast enough to put Knoppix on a bootable thumbdrive and "carry your computer around your neck". That is, boot the same OS, desktop, and have access to all of your files on any computer you walk up to. USB3.0 makes this even more appealing.

I see a scary future where a certain OS manufacturer adds cryptographic dongle protection to one of these and begins selling the OS on the thumbdrive such that it never actually installs on any computer and won't work when disconnected from the net for more than a few hours (but you can buy more hours online!).

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Hey, you, stop giving them ideas D:

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