Archive for the ‘Portable Drives’ Category
A-Data seemed to be hard at work to churn out new handy drives, and this new little handy drive sure looks good. The latest handy drive from A-Data is called the S101. Sleek yet simple, hence the ‘101’ code. Coming in capacities ranging from 4GB to 32GB, these capless flash drives boast a high-quality black leather exterior, a slide-out USB 2.0/1.0 connector and make use of COB (Chip-on-Board) technology. Just in time for Christmas sales. However, the company didn’t reveal any pricing yet.
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USB3.0 is starting to go mainstream these days with decent price, although the prices aren’t anywhere near the price of USB2.0 yet. Buffalo is set to drop yet another new line of USB3.0 handy drive, dubbed the ‘RUF3-SS’ for the Japanese market.
Coming in capacities ranging from 8GB to 64GB, these drives feature a USB 3.0/2.0 connection interface and promise to deliver transfer speeds of up to 71MB/s. The RUF3-SS USB 3.0 flash drives will become available in Japan early next month for $33.2 (8GB), $59.5 (16GB), $113.3 (32GB) and $212.8 (64GB), respectively. Sadly there’s no news on when they’ll be available worldwide.
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These days external storage manufacturers really love to mix solid state drive with USB 3.0 interface, and that’s a cool thing really. It makes them fast, and less noisy. Probably lighter and smaller to carry around too. Kingston has unveiled the Kingston HyperX Max 3.0 portable solid state drive, which is actually a Kingston SSDNow V+ solid-state drive repackaged in an aluminium enclosure with USB 3.0 connectivity. The storage device provides a fast 195MB/s read speed and 160MB/s write speed. Available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB of storage capacities, the Kingston HyperX Max 3.0 external SSD are priced at £125 ($199), £220 ($351) and £440 ($702), respectively.
SOURCE via TC Magazine
Typical teenagers would scout for handy drives below €20, but the handy drives that we’re going to introduce today are not your typical handy drive that your mum would bring around. Perhaps you can classify it as a premium price inevitable for early adopters of compact USB SSD drives, but we’ve seen cheaper ones, so this is probably something for James Bond. LaCie’s latest solid state drive is made of aluminium, but that’s not all, because it boast transfer speed of up to 260MB/s. Size ranges from 30GB, 60GB, to 120GB capacities, with a rugged metal case and USB 3.0 interface. But that’s not all. The metal stick comes with 256-bit of AES encryption and 4GB of online-accessible ‘Wuala’ storage. LaCie will be asking for $149.99, $249.99 or $479.99 from you if you’re interested to swipe your card for one of them. Makes you look like Bond, James Bond. Now, if only I drive an Aston Martin, then I’ll get one of these.
We’ve seen plenty of Buffalo’s wireless and optical products, but it’s rare to see a memory card from them. Buffalo Japan has added a new 64GB SDXC (eXtended Capacity) card to its memory card range that comes with Class 10 speed specification. This thumb-sized card is specially designed for HD-capable camcorders and DSLR cameras, and promises to deliver transfer speeds of at least 10 MB/s. The Buffalo 64GB Class 10 SDXC Card retails for $719.
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Buffalo’s product has always been very good looking, and here they come with some new products that look very sleek. First is the MiniStation Stealth, a little black box that rely on only a single USB cable for power and data, decreasing its radar signature considerably. That’s available starting at $74 for 320GB and moving up to $104 for 640GB. Then there’s the DriveStation Axis LED, available in January 2011, a larger external drive which extends its evil might with an array of lights on the front from the LEDs, if your life depends on how stylish you live it. To help your efforts this one starts at 1TB for $99, with the 2TB model going for $159.
Ask Super Talent if you need a really small flash drive, like really small. Super Talent has recently unveiled the new Pico Mini USB flash drives series that consists of two models, the Pico Mini C and Pico Mini D. The Pico Mini C has a retractable USB connector that tucks away inside a case, while the Pico Mini D has a case that slides up and down to hide the USB connector. What’s more, the Mini D also has a connector that will let you hang it on a key ring. Both models are offered in 2GB to 32GB of storage capacity. However, they didn’t mention about the price and the date of launch.
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Yes, USB 3.0 peripherals are getting more and more in our market, and that’s a good thing. However, their prices will still make them a premium product. But not anymore. Super Talent has just set the new bar for MSRPs on these flash drives. Thinking that you can milk those innocent customers with your USB 2.0 flash drives in the upcoming holiday season? Then try beating Super Talent. Their new USB 3.0 Express Duo line is available in 8GB and 16GB capacities, with each offering USB 3.0 speeds, USB 2.0 backwards compatibility and price points of $14 and $29, respectively.
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This is a Dropbox, in real life. Yes, it performs just like the Dropbox that we’re so used to, but it also has other features. This is the N-Transfer from NTT Japan, and it has only one sole purpose, that is to unite Japan’s USB 2.0 storage devices, scanners and printers firmly in the cloud, without the need for an intermediate computer. Read more…
Iomega’s newest batch of external SSDs is easily the most compact we’ve seen, as these 1.8-inchers can just about slip into any oversized Fifth Pocket that you may have. Available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB sizes, the little drives support the latest USB 3.0 and are built to be lugged around and occasionally dropped, stepped on or used as a stress-relief tool. How you release stress might depend on the data in this pocket SSD. Read more…