ADATA has announced the release of a new solid-state drive equipped with both USB 3.0 and SATA II interfaces. Like Super Talent's recently announced UltraDrive MX
, the new N004 can double as an external or internal drive, allowing users to install it as their primary drive or take it on the go. However, the latter stands out for its support of USB 3.0, which means you'll be able to take advantage of faster transfer rates when using it as a portable storage device.
According to ADATA the N004 boasts blazing transfer rates up to 200MB/s and 170 MB/s
in sequential read and write performance, respectively. It is housed inside a 2.5-inch 'plush' aluminum case colored in sapphire blue, offers up to 256GB of storage capacity, and comes bundled with ADATA's UFDtoGO and a 60-day trial of Norton Internet Security 2010. Unfortunately, no pricing or availability information has been announced at the moment.
As Super Talent pointed out when releasing their UltraDrive MX, one particular area of usage where dual interface drives might come in handy, is for users looking to transition from traditional storage to SSD, allowing them to create an image of their internal HDD using the USB connection and then swap it out with the much faster SSD.