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LaCie's new RuggedKey USB drive is now available. This flash drive is designed to protect data from nearly any threat, including heat, cold, and drops. Thanks to its orange bumper, the RuggedKey can withstand heat, cold, and 100-meter drops. The drive is also IP-54 certified to resist damage from dust and water. The RuggedKey supports USB 3.0 speeds up to 150MB/s. The drive also works with Wuala Secure Cloud Storage so your data will be accessible via the cloud as well as on the drive itself. The LaCie RuggedKey comes in 16GB and 32GB capacities with a starting price of $39.95. LaCie RuggedKey... Read more...
SanDisk announced a number of new flash drives including the new Extreme USB, Cruzer Glide USB, Cruzer Facet USB, and Cruzer Pop USB flash drives. The SanDisk Extreme USB drive features USB 3.0 connectivity which makes it possible to transfer files at speeds up to 190MB/s. With these speeds, SanDisk says you'll be able to transfer 3GB files in as little as 20 seconds. The SanDisk Extreme USB flash drive comes in 16GB to 64GB capacities. SanDisk is also upping the capacity for the Cruzer Glide USB flash drive. This drive now offers up to 128GB of portable storage, making it SanDisk's highest-capacity... Read more...
Are you still wielding a USB 2.0-based NAND flash memory drive? If so, maybe it's time to think about stepping up to a SuperSpeed USB 3.0-based thumb drive, especially now that USB 3.0 ports are fast becoming ubiquitous with just about every new motherboard and system being released these days. One of your options is Patriot Memory's new Supersonic Boost XT USB 3.0 drive, a rugged little stick that's fast and should be able to withstand a bit of clumsiness, like dropping it down a flight of stairs. The Supersonic Boost XT measures just over 6 centimeters long and 2 centimeters wide and comes housed... Read more...
Flash drives have been around for ages and ages, but the newer USB 3.0 ones are still taking shape. Sony's joining the group with a new Micro Vault MACH, which is the first SuperSpeed USB drive from the company. It's available in 8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB sizes, and supports transfer speeds up to 120MB/sec (read) and 90MB/sec (write). It's encased in aluminum, and sports a retractable USB connector and LED indicator. Of course, the drive is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports, and it comes with a few pieces of software for those who are into that kind of thing. It's available now, but no pricing is... Read more...
It's pretty amazing what you can cram into a USB flash drive these days. FXI Technologies, a hardware and software startup based in Trondheim Norway, demonstrated this week the world's first any screen, connected computing USB device. Codenamed "Cotton Candy", this sweet little device serves as a technology bridge between any display, the Cloud, and any input peripheral. The vision for Cotton Candy is to allow users a single, secure point of access to all personal Cloud services and apps through their favorite operating system, while delivering a consistent experience on any screen. The device... Read more...
Fastest flash drive? Oh, yeah. Kingston Digital just unveiled their fastest USB flash drive ever, the DataTraveler HyperX 3.0. Its high-speed eight-channel architecture provides USB 3.0 data transfer rates of up to 225MB/s read and 135MB/s write. Pretty hasty for a flash drive. The fast write speeds also allow users to work on large files or applications directly from the USB 3.0 drive without performance lag. The DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 is available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities. The 256GB capacity can store approximately 10 Blu-ray Discs, and it's built to take a (relative) beating, too.... Read more...
Super Talent is working to make USB 3.0 flash drives more affordable and accessible to the average user with the introduction of its new USB 3.0 Express ST2. This dual channel USB 3.0 flash drive offers speeds that are similar to the company's USB 3.0 Express DUO (67MB/s read, 24MB/s write). Like many other USB 3.0 products on the market today, the USB 3.0 Express ST2 is backward compatible with USB 2.0. The USB 3.0 Express ST2 is available in capacities of 8GB, 16GB and 32GB. The 8GB model costs about $20. Super Talent Introduces New USB 3.0 Flash Drive Native USB 3.0 Controllers make USB 3.0... Read more...
Kingston is launching its DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Generation 2 (DTU30G2) flash drive. As you can guess from its name, this drive uses a USB 3.0 controller. The new DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Generation 2 supports read speeds up to 100MB/s, and writes speed up to 70 MB/s. When plugged into a USB 2.0 port, the drive offers read and write speeds of around 30MB/s. The drive is available in 16-, 32- and 64GB capacities. Kingston Digital Launches its Fastest USB 3.0 Flash Drive Allows users to transfer data faster than standard USB 2.0 Second generation solution offers higher performance Backwards compatible... Read more...
Flash drives are a dime a dozen these days, and finding one is as simple as looking hard enough. But finding one with robust security features is a bit tougher. Aleratec has made that a bit easier with the introduction of the PortaStor secure 256-bit AES Encrypted USB Flash Drive, which feature encryption on a hardware level. The device provides a secure partition for confidential files, for which all information in this secure partition is encrypted using a time proven, always-on hardware encryption method known as 256-bit AES that was approved by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology)... Read more...
It's not likely that the average consumer will have a real need to duplicate flash drives, but those in enterprise markets may be looking for this very functionality. Aleratec's portable USB flash drive duplicator could be just the thing your business has been after, and if you're a self-proclaimed "road warrior," well you're in the target market indeed. The new 1:10 USB Copy Cruiser Mini is a portable 10-target USB flash drive duplicator created to support the mobile businessperson, and it's engineered to be paired with a laptop. Of course, copying information about a business onto hundreds of... Read more...
There are flash drives, and then there's this. Kingston has had their feet in the entierprise market for years now, and while they're obviously responsible for a number of the more traditional USB keys, the newest is definitely meant for the pros. The company's new "Managed" government-level secure USB key is tailored for use by corporate customers, ones that simply cannot ever afford to have their mobile data in harm's way. It offers high-end security from BlockMaster, and the company's calling the DataTraveler 4000-M Managed a "fully managed version of the company’s DataTraveler 4000 product.... Read more...
Super Talent announced the new USB 3.0 Express DUO 2-CH flash drive. This drive features a cap-less industrial design as well as a black piano finish housing that twists to hide and reveal the USB 3.0 port. When connected to a USB 3.0 port, Super Talent says the 2-channel design of the Express Duo 2-CH can hit speeds over 67MB/s. The drive comes pre-installed with Microsoft Security Essentials. Super Talent Announces a new USB 3.0 Flash Drive USB3.0 Performance at a USB 2.0 Price San Jose, California - March 21, 2011 - Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and... Read more...
LaCie has always been a company obsessed with style, and so this newest partnership isn't too surprising. The storage company has teamed with Christofle to introduce one of the fanciest USB flash drives we've ever seen. It's a circular device that snaps in two, with the Galet being pebble-shaped and plated in silver. It's definitely not for those who need a bargain drive, but if you're a fashionista, why not? It's marketed as a beautiful tech accessory, as it's hand-crafted in France and plated with real silver. It's carefully inspected for a smooth finish before being shipped, and it's hand-packed... Read more...
USB keys have been around nearly as long as real keys, or so it seems. But that doesn't mean that the industry is stopping soon. Kingston has been producing USB flash drives for as long as we can remember, offering some tough ones, some huge ones, and some playful ones. The new DataTraveler Mini Fun Generation 2 (G2) is definitely a playful one, which seems perfect for the holiday season. These small and colorful USB drives are designed to be snapped into one another, and ship in three different colors. They're sized at 2GB, 4GB and 8GB, with each capacity offering a different color combination.... Read more...
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