We did have one topless shot this year, and saved the best for last. So without further...hey, wait. What the heck? Who let this guy onto the set? Curse you, Angelini.
At any rate, USB flash drives are great for their portability. But the Adata examples we featured earlier top out at 180 MB/s reads and 90 MB/s writes. With a maximum capacity of 64 GB, we often find ourselves wanting more.
The need for speed was quenched when Angelbird let us know about a new external drive it was working on called the SSD2go. It's capable of sustained reads and writes as fast as 460 MB/s, and available in capacities of up to 480 GB. The company uses 25 nm asynchronous NAND from IMFT and SandForce's second-gen controller, complementing the SSD2go with a 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 interface to achieve its lofty performance numbers.
Angelbird specifies a 2,000,000-hour MTBF and protects its product with a three-year warranty, which is good, given that the 480 GB model sells for $691 directly from the company's site. Oh, and see that drive in Chris' hand? That's a one-of-a-kind Tom's Hardware edition, with our logo painted right onto the stylish chassis. You can order yours in any of eight different colors.
Well, friends, that wraps another year for our gift guide! We hope you’ve enjoyed the trip. On behalf of our models and we here at Tom’s Hardware, we wish you an amazing and safe holiday season filled with family, friends, and fun. Here's to an even better 2013!