Items tagged with Flash Drive

When you think of buying a new flash drive, the company "Kanguru Solutions" probably doesn't come to mind. Well, until now. Said outfit has just released one of the most interesting and unique USB memory drives to come out in quite some time, and considering just how hard it is to make a flash drive "unique," we couldn't help but have a look.The 64GB Kanguru e-Flash (up from its prior 32GB version) is more than just a high-capacity USB key; it's one with both USB and eSATA connectivity. The drive features connectors on both ends enabling users to connect via USB or eSATA, with the latter promising performance that's five times faster than typical USB drives. The Kanguru e-Flash has a built-in... Read more...
For many, it's not difficult to remember back when USB flash drives topped out at around 8GB and demanded a near fortune. Today, these minuscule drives are near ubiquitous, and with flash prices in free fall, a rather sizable one (capacity wise, not size wise) can be had for not too much dough.But, even big corporations like Intel and Micron know that 128GB in your pocket just isn't enough for some (or even 256GB), so we're not surprised to hear that the two have joined together in order to spearhead development in the realm and pave the way for 1TB+ flash drives. Specifically, the duo today announced the development of a new 3-bit-per-cell (3bpc) multi-level cell (MLC) NAND technology, which... Read more...
We're a little fuzzy on our high school science, but we're pretty sure somewhere along the line we heard that "for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." Some Newton guy, we think? Anywho, just days after we saw a new USB flash drive from Buffalo that will inevitably get lost in your pants pockets, Verbatim has introduced a drive of its own that you'll have no excuse to ever misplace.The aptly-named TUFF-CLIP is a super durable USB drive that was engineered to withstand some beatings and to never, ever get lost. Available now with capacities of 4GB in turquoise and 8GB in black, the drives offer up clip-and-go convenience, perfect for strapping on your notebook case or belt buckle.... Read more...
In the never-ending race to produce a flash memory device that'll become lost the moment you unwrap it from its packaging, Buffalo has developed this: the 16GB microSD USB card reader.Put simply, this nub of a flash memory device--which looks about as large as Logitech's latest USB receivers--holds 16GB of information on its own. But, knowing that that'll never be enough for you, Buffalo also included a microSD/microSDHC slot, so you can toss another 16GB in through that. All told, you're looking at having at least 32GB of storage in a device barely bigger than your thumbnail, which is both useful and highly dangerous.Useful because, well, who wouldn't want 32GB of storage in something barely... Read more...
If there's one iconic thing in the long, storied history of consumer electronics, it's Maxell's "blown away guy." While the company doesn't run commercials featuring him any longer, he's still hanging around, seated deeply in his seat, being blown away by whatever new product the company launches.The latest from the outfit is a new flash media product line, which is perfect for storing photos, movies, music and all sorts of other media. The lineup includes the Maxell SD card, micro SD card and high speed CompactFlash card, which range in size from 2GB to 16GB and ship in a variety of different colors. There's also a handful of new USB flash drives in five different styles, all of which are detailed... Read more...
Super Talent is at it again. This time, the company managed to squeeze 32GB of NAND Flash storage into a thumbnail sized USB drive. This drive is water resistant and supports data transfer speeds up to 30MB/sec. Six new 32GB Pico drive models will start shipping this week. Read on for more details in the press release below.Super Talent Unveils World's Smallest 32GB USB DriveWater Resistant 32GB Pico Drives Feature Optional AES-256 Encryption San Jose, California - July 29, 2009 - Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, has succeeded in squeezing 32GB of NAND Flash storage into a thumbnail sized USB drive that is water resistant and... Read more...
Sonic Solutions, best known for its CinemaNow movie venture, has just teamed up with Widevine in order to bring Hollywood hits to a place they've never been before: USB flash drives. Mind you, we've seen major motion pictures show up on flash cards of all sizes, but this is the first time a respected outfit has announced plans to launch films on flash drive.The self-contained CinemaNow USB Movie Drives will include an integrated media player as well as the necessary video codecs to enable instant high-quality PC playback of movie content offline. Once a user connects to the Internet, they can then add the title to their Roxio CinemaNow Digital Locker to access it on other ecosystem devices such... Read more...
C'mon - you know you've always wanted to be able to carry 54 DVDs in your pocket. Kingston Technology Europe has come out with a 256GB USB flash drive, which can hold a LOT of stuff. How much? Try 51,000 images. Or how about 365 CDs (one for every day of the year)? A database of documents that, if printed out and piled up, would reach 1 kilometer high? Or, of course, the aforementioned 54 DVDs, though one might suppose that would depend on what kind of movies were on those DVDs: three-hour epics such as Ben-Hur or Gone with the Wind versus, say, the 97-minute Weekend At Bernie's. The drive can be password-protected on Windows systems and "is enhanced for Windows Readyboost," which means it has... Read more...
Face it. A USB flash drive can be a really great way to carry around data you need to get your hands on when you're away from your computer or network.Problem is, you're not gonna put anything too sensitive on it for fear of losing it.Which brings you back to square one, getting access to important files on the go.Check this out: IronKey S200 has pretty high federal security validation: "FIPS 140-2, Level 3 Validation." Oh, FIPS 140-2? Why didn't you say so sooner? FIPS stands for Federal Information Processing Standard and the 140-2 refers to the publication that details what this means. And Level 3? That's the second-highest level of security the feds validate. So while folks from the Pentagon... Read more...
It's not often that we cover the remarkably extravagant, but this one was just too absurd to pass up. The MNEMOSYNE USB key, which was crafted by SolidAlliance, holds just 16GB of data and does absolutely nothing that any other USB flash drive does. The difference? Design and price. You see, this meticulously engineered device is probably the most beautiful, if not outrageous flash drive known to man. It's built in Milan, Italy -- widely known as a design capital of the world -- and is constructed of 100% aluminum. The puzzle cube design makes users work to access their data, but that's the beauty of it. Unfortunately, the beauty comes at a steep price, with the Japanese price tag sitting at... Read more...
Let's face it: Edge Tech definitely isn't the go-to name in storage, but the company's still not totally unheard of in the industry. In an effort to expand its popularity and get more products on the scene, it has this week launched a new 128GB USB flash drive (Disk Go) along with 2.5" and 3.5" portable hard drives. As for the USB drive, it can hold up to 85,000 photos, 128 hours of video, and 32,000 MP3 songs -- or any combination you please. It's housed in a tough, aluminum shell that should withstand normal bumps and bruises, and it also ships withC ryptArchiver Lite encryption software. Oddly, the software will only let users encrypt up to 32GB of data at 128-bit, and after that it's... Read more...
A new rumor has surfaced that suggests Microsoft is considering a third method for distributing copies of Windows 7: USB flash drives. We already know Microsoft plans to offer a retail version as well as a downloadable version of Windows 7, but these two options present some challenges for users with netbooks that lack DVD drives who want to upgrade to Windows 7. According to an undisclosed source, CNET claims "Microsoft is considering offering Windows 7 on a thumb drive to allow netbook owners to more easily upgrade their machines." A USB drive with a copy of the new OS would solve these upgrade challenges. In addition, because installation from a USB drive is faster than from DVD, there’s a... Read more...
If you’re looking for some serious storage in a portable form, Kingston has you covered with its latest DataTraveler 200 USB Flash drive. Claimed to be the world’s first 128GB USB Flash drive, the DataTraveler 200 not only provides plenty of storage, but it also comes with password protection to help secure important files. For users who require slightly less storage capacity, the DataTraveler 200 is also available in 32GB and 64GB capacities. The 128GB drive is build-to-order only and customers can purchase it through normal channels. Read on for additional details in the press release. Kingston Technology First to Market with 128GB USB Flash Drive Large Capacity, Password Protection on New... Read more...
Computex 2009 is just around the corner, which means lots of new notebooks and obviously, lots of new storage options. A-DATA is getting a leg-up on everyone else by announcing that it will be on hand in Taiwan to introduce its high-performance memory modules, the highest speed CompactFlash (CF) cards in the industry, new SSD products, trendy portable hard drives and a new family of USB flash drives.Among the new products that the company will bring are XPG Overclocking Series memory modules: DDR3 2133X and DDR3 1866X. Additionally, it will feature the Intel-sourced A-DATA X25-M SSD, the high performance XPG Series SX94 SSD (with capacities up to 512GB) and the SATA II SSD S592 with performance... Read more...
Corsair announced two new 16GB flash drives today. The new high-performance 16GB Flash Voyager GT uses specially selected, hand-screened MLC NAND flash memory in a dual-channel configuration. Corsair combines this memory with a high-speed controller IC in order to deliver rapid read and write speeds that are significantly faster than most USB drives. The new 16GB Flash Voyager GT uses Corsair’s water- and shock-resistant all-rubber casing. Corsair also expanded its best-selling Flash Voyager Mini product family with a new 16GB model. The latest Chip-on-board technology made the increased capacity possible. With Chip-on-board technology, movies, music, photos, and personal documents can be stored... Read more...
These days, most every hard drive, SSD and flash drive functions just fine on Macs, PCs and Linux machines. For whatever reason, Kingston Technology's DataTraveler Vault Privacy Edition lacked that OS X friendliness -- until now, that is. At long last, the company has made this highly secretive drive compatible with Macs boasting OS X 10.4x through 10.5x. Mark Akoubian, Flash memory business manager at the company, explained the move as such: "Our DataTravelerenterprise and government customers who use Windows-based systems and are looking for a safe and secure way to transport portable data. We are happy to add Mac support to this 100-percent secured drive so the Apple community can be assured... Read more...
You know, now that we really sit back and think about it, USB flash drives have been around for ages. Somehow, these minuscule storage devices have survived (and even thrived) for years while chip technologies have arrived and vanished, optical media formats have been born and buried and DRAM prices have precipitously fallen. Now, rather than facing imminent irrelevance, USB drives are simply innovating in order to please the next generation of users. On the same day that we heard that Kaiser Permanente was offering medical records on these handy storage sticks, in flies word that Ennova Direct is also looking to up the ante in the field. In fact, the company has just patented a biometric USB... Read more...
Kaiser Permanente, a non-profit HMO based in California, has begun offering its Northern California members USB flash drives containing a portion of their medical records that can be carried with them on business trips and vacations. Kaiser Permanente undertook a major computerization of their medical recordkeeping in the past few years. As a member, I can attest to that. You can book appointments online (change them, even), email your physician, order prescriptions online, etc. etc. But you can't see your medical records aside from items like test results and the like. The $5 flash drive, available from any medical secretary at a Kaiser facility, doesn't hold all your records, but enough of... Read more...
SanDisk Corporation today announced that the SanDisk Cruzer® Enterprise is the first secure USB flash drive to fully support Apple Mac OS X computers. Available now, SanDisk Cruzer Enterprise helps IT professionals more effectively protect information on company-issued secure USB drives in Macintosh environments.SanDisk Cruzer Enterprise is designed to meet the unique USB security, compliance and manageability needs of today's enterprises by imposing a hardware-based USB encryption solution that puts mandatory access control on all files as protection against theft or loss of the drive. By supporting Macintosh and Microsoft Windows environments, IT professionals can more effectively use... Read more...
OCZ Technology Announces the CrossOver USB Flash DriveA Unique Storage Solution with Integrated MicroSD Adapter for Ultimate VersatilitySunnyvale, CA—December 2, 2008—OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today introduced the CrossOver USB 2.0 Flash drive, the latest line of flash media that also doubles as a microSD™ and microSDHC™ card adapter. For the on-the-go student, gamer, or professional, the OCZ CrossOver flash drive eliminates the need for card readers and transfers your important multimedia files to and from your computer, phone, and camera.“With the proliferation of smart phones and MP3 players, the... Read more...
  Kanguru Solutions Releases First Of Its Kind eSATA + USB Flash Drive November 19, 2008 09:17 AM Eastern Time - MILLIS, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kanguru Solutions, announces the release of the Kanguru e-Flash™, a cutting edge flash drive with both eSATA and USB connectivity. Utilizing eSATA (External Serial ATA) technology allows the Kanguru e-Flash to achieve performance speeds never before obtainable with standard USB Flash Drives. This performance, coupled with large storage capacities means the Kanguru e-Flash can handle any application or data file, regardless of size. In addition to eSATA, it also contains a USB2.0 connection for universal connectivity to virtually any computer.The... Read more...
Super Talent Launches World’s Smallest 8GB USB Drive San Jose, California – April 7, 2008 -- Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced three new 8GB USB Flash drives, including the world’s smallest 8GB drive. These new drives include: PICO-A, with a swivel lid; the retractable PICO-B; and ultra small PICO-C. Super Talent’s patented PICO series USB drives are manufactured using chip-on-board (COB) technology, which enables up to 8GB of Flash storage to fit into an incredibly minute case. PICO-C drives weigh less than a nickel (about 4.7 grams) and measure only 31.3mm x 12.4mm x 3.4mm. Part Number Description STU8GPAS 8GB... Read more...
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