Super Talent Readies First USB 3.0 Flash Drives

Super Talent Announces December Availability for USB 3.0 RAIDDrives

by Anton Shilov
11/04/2009 | 11:55 AM

Super Talent Technology is the first with USB 3.0 flash drives. Such a pity that the new drives will not be able to show off their high-speed potential on contemporary personal computers. But that is the price for being the first: for many, the extra performance seems useless.

 

Super Talent, a leading supplier of DRAM and flash components, this week announced the industry’s first flash drives that feature SuperSpeed USB connectivity, which can potentially enable transfer speed of up to 320MB/s or even more. Internal RAID technology and external USB 3.0 will enable SuperSpeed RAIDDrive products to become performance champs. Unfortunately, they will not be able to expose their extreme performance on the vast majority of today’s PCs.

“The USB 3.0 RAIDDrive uses patented multiple pairs of differential serial data lines technology for optimal NAND flash performance. This product underscores Super Talent's continued leadership in USB drives. We have developed the world's first mobile USB 3.0 flash drive. It delivers phenomenal performance and it incorporates our own patented technology,” said C.H. Lee, chief operating officer of Super Talent.

USB 3.0 RAIDDrives delivers transfer speeds up to 200MB/s only in USB 3.0 ports, moreover, using a separate UAS Protocol driver with a USB 3.0 port this SuperSpeed drive can reach up to 320MB/s transfer speeds.

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 flash drives will be available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities and ar fully backward compatible with USB 2.0 ports, while operating  at slower speeds.

Super Talent’s USB 3.0 flash drives will be available in December from Super Talent resellers worldwide.