Super Talent Firmware Update Adds Speed To USB 3.0 RAIDDrive

Is "fast" ever "fast enough?" No, probably not. Super Talent has been pushing speed boundaries for years now, offering up one of the first USB 3.0 thumb drives earlier in the year. Since then, a number of other rivals have come to market, but Super Talent is bringing the focus back on their USB 3.0 RAIDDrive with a new firmware update.

No one really expects a company to bring a firmware update to a USB drive, but Super Talent has. Thanks to a new update, which takes advantage of 2nd generation USB 3.0 host controllers, the RAIDDrive can now transfer up to 55MB/sec faster, or up to 370MB/sec overall. That's definitely quick for a thumb drive, and it's proven in this video below. Not a bad (free!) upgrade, huh?

Super Talent USB 3.0 RAIDDrive TM over 370 MB/s

San Jose, California - November 22, 2010 - Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced their USB 3.0 RAIDDriveTM is now even faster.

When we introduced the USB 3.0 RAIDDrive, we knew that we had reached the limit of the USB 3.0 host controllers currently available. Now that 2nd generation USB 3.0 host controllers are beginning to emerge, this drive is able to show its true performance. Completely unchanged since its debut in January 2010, this drive now posts scores over 370MB/s; a full 55MB/s faster.

"This product yet again underscores Super Talent's continued leadership in the USB 3.0 storage market. We now have five USB 3.0 flash drives: from the very fastest, RAIDDriveTM, to the ultra-affordable, Express DUOTM", said Super Talent COO, C.H. Lee.

YouTubeTM Video-Benchmark:

This drive was benchmarked using the new Fresco Logic FL-1009B, the fastest USB 3.0 solution we have tested to date.

All our USB 3.0 drives are fully backward compatible with USB 2.0 ports, at USB 2.0 speeds. Both our USB 3.0 RAIDDriveTM and USB 3.0 Express DUOTM drive use SuperTalent patented technology and are protected under US Patent # 7457897.