Silicon Power introduced the 64 GB version of its eSATA/USB solid-state drive late last month and we clapped eyes on the thing this week at Computex. Basically, you’re looking at a regular USB flash drive that’s eSATA compatible, offering faster transfer rates.
Also available in 8 GB, 16 GB and 32 GB models, the device comes with an integrated Error Correction Code (EEC) to ensure accurate data transfers and can, of course, be used just like a regular USB stick.
The company’s USB sticks are also looking a lot more blinged out these days. Ranging from sparkly thumb drives to USB necklaces, it looks like Silicon Power is trying to appeal to the ladies in the audience.
according to the spec, not even the latest SATA 3.0 (6Gbps) supports power over bus since it utilizes the same pin out (for backwards compatibility) as SATA 2.0 (3Gbps). so i ask the author, could you please give us details of how this device might work over eSATA as far as powering the device is concerned, if such information was given by the vendor?