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Lacie and Porsche Team Up for USB 3.0 Flash Drive

By - Source: Lacie via TechPowerUp | B 4 comments

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It's a match made in heaven -- superfast USB 3.0 and the Porsche brand -- so we're not at all surprised to hear Lacie has teamed up with the German car maker to produce a Porsche banded USB 3.0 flash drive, especially since this isn't even the first time the two have collaborated (you might remember back in 2011, when Porsche and Lacie introduced mobile and desktop USB 3.0 hard drives, but these two have actually been working together for a decade). The two companies today announced a new USB flash drive that falls under the Porsche Design brand.

   

Dubbed simply 'Porsche Design USB Key,' the flash drive is available in only 16 GB and 32 GB capacities and features the USB 3.0 data transfer standard. Lacie and Porsche claim this is one of the smallest USB 3.0 keys available and performs at 95 MB/s. Files stored on the driver are protected with AES 256-bit encryption and password protection; the Lacie Porsche Design USB Key comes with Wuala Secure Cloud Storage for one year (one-to-one capacity).

Pricing starts at $29.99 with a two-year limited warranty.

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    rohitbaran , October 9, 2013 5:33 PM
    So a metal clad flash drive for double the regular price. I will pass.
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    monsta , October 9, 2013 6:32 PM
    I just don't see the appeal to this....
    A Hello Kitty flash drive has more innovation in design.
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    amk-aka-Phantom , October 9, 2013 11:05 PM
    While it looks nice, this article on Tom's http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/usb-3.0-thumb-drive-review,3477-7.html clearly shows which USB 3.0 pen drives to buy - SanDisk Extreme and Kingston HyperX 3.0.
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    fokka , October 10, 2013 5:46 AM
    this looks more reasonable:
    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-64GB-Flash-Voyager-CMFMINI3-64GB/dp/B00EM71W1S/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1381409000&sr=8-2&keywords=Corsair+Flash+Voyager+Mini

    but then again, porsche doesn't really stand for anything reasonable.