Items tagged with USB flash drive

With Apple bringing the USB-C port so definitively into the light back on March 9, there could be no doubt that it would only be a matter of time — and not a lot of time at that — before the inevitable onslaught of USB-C compatible peripherals and accessories. In fact, the very next day in these very pages HotHardware reported on LaCie's new "Porsche Design" portable hard drive, designed for use with systems sporting the new USB-C port...and the race was on! Most computer users remain saddled with legacy non-reversible USB ports. In deference to this reality but determined to keep an eye towards the future too, Emtec is introducing their DUO USB-C flash drive, which comes... Read more...
On the basketball court, New York Knickerbocker Jeremy Lin is known for his speed, dishing out assists, and his ability to flash to the basket. Off the court, memory maker ADATA wants Jeremy Lin to tap into those same skill sets as he joins an all-star cast of NBA player themed USB flash drives. Jeremy Lin is the newest addition to ADATA's officially licensed NBA flash drives and he'll be expected to assist Hi-Speed USB 2.0 file transfers while dishing out 4GB or 8GB of storage space on your home court. Since these drives are equal parts looks and function, ADATA built them to be impact resistant in a watertight structure with a stain-resistant finish. If you manage to dust up Jeremy Lin or any... Read more...
If you should happen to run across a USB flash drive on the subway, you may want to leave it there, assuming you weren't planning to take it to lost and found to begin with. There's a good chance it's infected with malware, and that doesn't just apply to USB keys you find on the ground, but ones you buy at auction, too. Security firm Sophos said it studied 50 USB keys bought at a major transit authority's Lost Property auction, and of those 50, two-thirds were infected with malware. That's bad news for the buyer, and the previous owner doesn't get off scot-free either. The study also revealed that drives were filled with information about many of the former owners, including their family, friends,... Read more...
The world's most adventurous USB flash drive? That's a fairly bold claim to make, particularly when you're a finesse company like LaCie. We have seen quite a few rugged flash drives grace our pages, but the company that is generally known for producing the best looking storage products is now looking to produce the best looking and toughest USB flash drive. Can there really be a product with the best of both worlds? The LaCie XtremKey actually is pretty extreme, with versions available that hold up to 64GB of storage inside an enclosure that's made to withstand the elements. It uses a premium flash memory modules inside a 2mm metal pipe casing, and it's sealed with wear-resistant screw threads... 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...
When it comes to Kingston, you can bank on it being about one of two things: new memory or new flash drives. Today, we're taking a peek at the latter, with Kingston Technology taking the opportunity to increase read and write speeds on its DataTraveler 410 USB flash drive.Shipping in capacities up to 32GB, the drive can now support 20MB/sec. read and write rates--a move that follows a recent speed bump of the higher capacities (16- and 32GB) of Kingston’s consumer-level DataTraveler I, DataTraveler 101 and DataTraveler 112 drives to read and write speeds of 10MB/sec. Oddly, there's no word on the technical reasons behind the change, and this definitely doesn't have anything to do with USB 3.0.... Read more...
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...
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...
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...
We all know how important it is to back up our files regularly, but we also know how much of a nuisance the process can be as well. Corsair’s new Voyager Port is designed to help simplify backups. The Voyager Port transforms any USB flash drive into a portable backup and recovery device that includes a simple, one-button file backup feature. The Voyager Port doesn’t require any external power and features a USB 2.0 port so it is compatible with the latest high-speed USB flash drives. The Voyager Port seamlessly integrates with the included copy of NovaBACKUP 10. To use the Voyager Port, all you have to do is insert your USB flash drive and press the backup button. All of your important documents,... 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...
Although they are very common nowadays and they all seem to offer pretty much the same functionality, USB flash drives can actually differ in a number of ways.  In this USB flash drive roundup, we take a close look at the features and performance of a 4GB OCZ Rally2, a 16GB OCZ Mega-Kart, a 1GB Kingston DataTraveler ReadyFlash, and an 8GB Corsair Voyager GT.  Click the link below and check them out.  You may be surprised by what you see… Read The Article Right Here.... Read more...
USB flash drives are a dime a dozen these days, right? Well, they are a little more expensive than that, but how cool is it that you can get 1GB of storage capacity that's smaller than a pack of gum for like $20-30?  Pretty soon you'll see these great little gadgets in vending machines for a dollar, especially considering that everybody and their mama sells them. When there are so many different offerings from so many companies for the same basic product, you could just buy the first one you come across. That path will fail to earn you any geek cred, though, so we recommend doing a little research and decide what you want in a flash drive (biggest capacity, best security, smallest dimensions,... Read more...
OCZ Technology Announces New Ultra-Slim Mini-Kart USB Flash Drives Thin Enough to Store in Your Wallet OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the second addition to their reputable flash product line-the OCZ Mini-Kart USB 2.0 Flash Drive series. The ultra-slim design of the Mini-Kart makes data storage and transferring easier and more portable than ever. The OCZ Mini-Kart is the ideal solution for anyone seeking ultimate portability with their personal USB flash drive; The lightweight Mini-Kart housing is 2.8mm thick, making this compact unit small enough to store in your wallet, ensuring that it is always handy... Read more...