Super Talent announces USB 3.0 Express Drive

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Super Talent is expanding its family of USB 3.0 products today with a new thumb drive series supporting the SuperSpeed standard: the USB 3.0 Express Drive. This is the company's USB 3.0 thumb drive series in just over three months, following the RAIDDrive USB 3.0 which was announced in November and shown at CES.

Available in 16GB and 32GB capacities, this new drive supports USB 3.0 speeds of up to 125MB/second. Sustained transfer rates seem quite lower than the quoted maximum, however. Super Talent says the drive can copy a 600MB video in "only a mere 12 seconds." That works out to 50MB/s but the company expects to improve this performance further in coming weeks by applying their advanced driver technology.

The USB 3.0 Express Drive is backward compatible with USB 2.0/1.1 ports, although naturally transfer rates will be restricted by the 2.0/1.1 standard's limit. The new drives are slated to become available next month from Super Talent resellers worldwide. Unfortunately, prices have not been mentioned as of yet.

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