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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 USB drive ever. The Cruzer Facet USB flash drive features a stainless-steel casing, vibrant colors,... 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 affordable San Jose, California – August 5, 2011 – Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer... Read more...
Whoa there fella, is that a Transformer you have there in your pocket, or are you sporting a raging...oh, it is a Transformers USB stick! Lucky guess, except that we cheated and read Mimobot's press release introducing its new USB drives featuring retro Transfomers styling. "We are stoked to welcome the iconic Transformers characters Optimus Prime and Megatron to the Mimobot family," said Evan Blaustein, CEO of Mimoco. "We hope fans worldwide enjoy the collaboration which also features our most extensive preloaded media suite to date." The funky looking drives are shipping now in2GB ($23), 4GB ($28), 8GB ($45), and 16GB ($60) capacities and come with character-specific content including wallpapers,... Read more...
You know what the greatest thing about owning a USB 3.0 thumb drive is? You get to point at all your USB 2.0 toting friends and laugh. So maybe that wouldn't be very nice, which leads us to the second best thing about a SuperSpeed drive: the transfer rates! Corsair today gave its Flash Voyager USB 3.0 thumb drive the green light to land on store shelves, and assuming you have the requisite hardware to take advantage of USB 3.0 devices, you'll enjoy file transfers up to four times faster than typical USB 2.0 drives. You'll be able to pilot a Flash Voyager USB 3.0 drive later this month in one of three models, including 8GB ($20), 16GB ($30), and 32GB ($70). Corsair Ships Flash Voyager 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 with USB 2.0 Fountain Valley, CA -- May 18, 2011 -- Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory... Read more...
Addonics is making it easier to duplicate flash media with its new Universal Flash Media Duplicator. The new Addonics duplicator supports 15 types of popular flash media and does not require a computer or complex software to operate. To duplicate flash cards, users simply insert the flash card to be copied into the "source" slot and any card of equal or greater capacity into the "destination" flash media slot and then press the start button. Depending on the type of media, copies are made at up to 133 MB/sec. Addonics Announces One-Touch Solution for Duplicating All Flash Media SAN JOSE, Calif.--Addonics Technologies, (www.addonics.com) today announced the Universal Flash Media Duplicator, a... Read more...
Well, isn't this just useful? If you're an avid computer user, particularly a mobile computer user, you've probably dealt with sticking a USB flash drive or USB cable into a USB port "the wrong way." And by that we mean upside-down. Best case scenario, you simply pull it back and try again; worst case, however, you could ruin either the device/cable or the connector itself. UltraTek has a solution to a problem that has haunted (or at least annoyed) computer users for years. The Flipper USB is a male USB end that accepts a USB device or cable regardless of which side is inserted up or down. It's not that complex, but it looks like you'll need a Flipper for each USB port you want made "universal."... Read more...
Need a new USB drive? Need one with lots of security? Corsair has you covered. The company has just released their newest drive, the Flash Padlock 2 Secure USB Drive. Of course, with a name like "Flash Padlock," you probably knew it was "secure" right from the start. It's a password-protected USB drive that's available in sizes as large as 16GB, which is double the amount found in prior versions. The device uses two main protection mechanisms: first, there's a user-defined PIN number, which is entered directly on the Padlock using an integrated keypad. The second is 256-bit AES encryption of the contents of the drive. The best part of this setup is that the drive remains platform independent,... Read more...
Victorinox is a brand you may have heard your dad or grandfather speak of, and if you're someone who associates closely with the outdoors, you may actually own one of their products. If we said "Swiss Army knife," you'd know immediately what we were talking about, and sure enough Victorinox is the parent company that makes those knives.In an effort to bring their latest knife into the current century in terms of relevance, they held an event in their European flagship store on London’s New Bond Street. The reason was to unveil something with a bit of old school flair and a bit of new school utility. The device shown here is an "un-hackable Secure Pro USB drive," and it's encased within a Swiss... Read more...
Super Talent introduced a new USB 3.0 SuperCrypt drive that offers AES hardware encryption and high performance. The new drive is available in capacities of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB and supports USB 3.0 speeds of up to 240MB/s. For encryption, Super Talent offers two options, both of which include the STT encryption utility for password control. The SuperCrypt drive offers 128-bit ECB encryption, while the SuperCrypt Pro features 256-bit XTS encryption. The USB 3.0 SuperCrypt drive will be available sometime this month. Super Talent Introduces Encrypted USB 3.0 SuperCrypt Drive The USB 3.0 Flash Drive that Delivers Secure Performance in Capacities up to 256GB San Jose, California - March... Read more...
The CeBIT trade show has opened its doors to the world today, and a handful of companies are already out making announcements. Corsair is getting things started right with a new line of ultra-high speed, high capacity USB flash drives. By and large, the flash drive market has grown somewhat stale. There's just not a lot of innovation left in the industry, and while some vendors are outing USB 3.0 versions of existing sticks, Corsair is digging deeper than the obvious. The company has decided to stick with USB 2.0 (presumably to keep costs down), but they're using a new quad-channel architecture to enable speeds of up to 34MB/s over the traditionally sluggish USB 2.0 protocol. That's nowhere near... Read more...
USB 3.0 is continuing to flourish in a big way, and while it's not unexpected to see the big names (Seagate, Western Digital, etc.) pick up the protocol, you know things are really starting to heat up when the smaller ones do as well. Walton Chaintech has just introduced what they call the "smallest USB 3.0 device in the world," with that device being the Apogee-branded Astro Drive Series A101. The red and silver pendant is the smallest USB 3.0 thumb drive available for purchase, boasting maximum read speeds of 186MB/sec and write speeds of 130MB/sec. It's available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities, and while we aren't quite sure what they mean by it, the company makes clear that this is "more... Read more...
It may not be the first USB 3.0 flash drive to be announced, but it's still one of the first (and it's blazing fast). PQI, a mainstay in the flash storage industry, has just introduced its newest USB stick, and this one is significantly more important than its last.A week after unveiling a pair of USB 3.0 external hard drives, the company has today pushed out its first USB 3.0 flash drive in the Cool Drive U366. It's wrapped in an all-aluminum shell with a clear plastic lid, and it features 5Gbps maximum transfer rates. In case you're bad with numbers, that's 10x the maximum on USB 2.0. There's no mention of a price or ship date just yet, but we suspect it'll be on store shelves shortly after... Read more...
Kingston is helping companies secure mobile data with its new DataTraveler Locker+ USB Flash drive. This new flash drive encrypts 100% of the contents using 256-bit hardware-based AES encryption. Access to the drive's contents requires a complex password. Brute force attacks against the drive are reduced since the drive locks down and reformats after 10 incorrect attempts. The new DataTraveler Locker+ is available in capacities up to 32GB. Kingston also offers the DataTraveler Locker which allows for both a public and an encrypted zone. Kingston Digital Ships Secure, Affordable USB Flash Drive DataTraveler Locker+ Allows Portable Security at Lower Cost Fountain Valley, CA -- November 17, 2009... Read more...
Super Talent unveiled a new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 RAIDDrive which supports transfer speeds up to ten times faster than USB 2.0 drives. The new drive will come in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities and is backward compatible with USB 2.0 ports. (Of course, when plugged in to slower ports, you'll be limited in speed.) Using a separate UAS Protocol driver with a USB 3.0 port, the SuperSpeed drive can reach up to 320MB/second transfer speeds. Look for the new drives in December. Super Talent Announces World's First USB 3.0 RAIDDrive USB Drives Support UAS Protocol to Attain Transfer Speeds up to 320MB/sec San Jose, California - November 4, 2009 - Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash... Read more...
Thanks to a new partnership between Kingston and Paramount Digital Entertainment (PDE), a division of Paramount Pictures, you'll have another option for purchasing your favorite movies: flash memory. Instead of buying a traditional DVD or Blu-ray Disc, the two companies are hoping you'll like their new offer to purchase movies on Kingston USB drives and SD cards. Full-length motion picture feature films will be available to consumers as part of a bundle package and for sale. “This unique agreement enables PDE to make available its entertainment offerings on USB and SD cards,” said Alex Carloss, EVP and GM of Paramount Digital Entertainment. “As more and more movies are viewed on computers and... Read more...
Verbatim announced a new hard drive called the InSight Portable USB hard drive with a built-in LCD that can display the name of the drive and available free space, even when the drive is disconnected from the computer. The drive weighs less than 6 ounces and measure 6 x 3.4 x 0.63 inches. The InSight is available now for $119.99 for the 320GB model or $149.99 for the 500GB model. Read on for full details in the press release below. Verbatim Launches InSight Portable USB Hard Drives with an Always On Display CHARLOTTE, NC (August 17, 2009) – With the announcement today of its new InSight™ Portable USB Hard Drives, Verbatim® Americas, LLC, the world’s leader in storage media technology,... 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...
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