A-DATA Unveils eSATA / USB 3.0 External Hard Drive For Speed Freaks

USB 2.0 has served us well over the years, and we're endlessly grateful for all the transfers we've made over that tried-and-true cable. But with a new year comes new resolutions, and with new resolutions comes new speeds. USB 3.0 got started in earnest late last year, but the real coming-out party is just ahead at CES. A-DATA is hoping to get a jump on everyone else with an interesting new device: the N002 Combo Flash Drive.

The external hard drive all but leaves yesteryear's transfer technologies in the dust by focusing on two of the newest and fastest transfer protocols: eSATA and USB 3.0. It's considered the industry's first combo device of this nature, adopting the first 8-channel architecture and able to handle transfers up to 10x faster than USB 2.0 units. In fact, users are told to expect rates up to 200MB/sec and 170 MB/s in sequential read/write performance respectively.

It should ship later this month, and of course, USB 2.0 backwards compatibility is included. It'll be available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB sizes, but no prices are given.

A-DATA N002 Combo Flash Drive
Equipped with blazing fast USB 3.0 and SATA II dual Interface

Issued by : A-DATA Technology Co., Ltd.
Issued on : 2009/12/29

Taipei, Taiwan – December 29, 2009 - A-DATA Technology, the world leader in DRAM modules and flash memory products, launched the industry first ever combo flash drive N002 that features the dual interface of USB 3.0 and SATA II, designed to maximize data transfer speed to the ultimate. Adopting the industry-leading 8-channel architecture, N002 is able to boost transfer speed tenfold compared to ordinary flash drives with USB 2.0 interface by delivering up to ultra-fast 200 MB/s and 170 MB/s in sequential read/write performance respectively.

Ready to hit the market by January, 2010, N002 makes USB 3.0 a reality. It supports all latest platforms that come with USB 3.0 ports, while also being backward compatible with USB 2.0 ports at a lower speed performance. Available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB, N002 is ideal for users who are thirsty for super-sized storage capacities with unrivaled speed via the innovative USB 3.0 and SATA II dual interface. A combination of speed, storage and portability altogether into one device, N002 is by all means the most effective solution to access and transfer large amount of data, including high-resolution images, multimedia files and whole lot more, at an instant and on the go.

Users can also take full advantage of A-DATA’s free-download value-add software UFDtoGO and the latest Norton Internet Security™ 2010 (60-day trial) to enhance both mobility and security of their A-DATA USB flash drives with just few easy mouse clicks away.

About A-DATA
A-DATA Technology, the world’s 2nd largest vendor of DRAM Modules (iSuppli, May 2009), 4th largest of USB Flash Drives (Gartner, May 2009), and the Top 20 global brand in Taiwan, provides complete memory solutions, including DRAM Modules, USB Flash Drives, Memory Cards, Solid State Drives and Portable Hard Drives. Committed to constant innovation, A-DATA delivers first-rate quality and industry-leading product performance to worldwide customers. Widely known for its distinctive design, A-DATA products are internationally recognized by Germany’s iF Design Award, Reddot Award, CES Best of Innovations Award, Japan’s Good Design Award, Best Choice of Computex Award, and Taiwan Excellence Gold Award. For more information, please visit our website at www.adata-group.com