Sub-$70 USB 3.0 Flash Drive in the Works

On Thursday Super Talent Technology, a manufacturer of Flash storage devices and DRAM memory modules, announced that it is currently working on a new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 flash drive. Labeled as the USB 3.0 Express Drive, the device will achieve read speeds of up to 125 MB/s, and write speeds of up to 50 MB/s.

According to Super Talent, the new SuperSpeed technology will allow consumers to download a 600 MB onto the new drive in only 12 seconds. However, the company plans to improve its performance in the coming weeks by applying its "advanced driver technology."

"This product underscores Super Talent’s continued leadership in the USB 3.0 storage market", said Super Talent COO, C.H. Lee. “We’ve listened to our customers and responded with a USB 3.0 product that not only meets the market needs but hits the balance point between price and performance."

The USB 3.0 Express Drive measures 62 x 37 x 7.5 mm, and will be backwards compatible with USB 2.0/1.1 ports. The new drive will also come in two capacities: 16 GB and 32 GB. DailyTech claims that the smaller drive will be priced under $70, whereas the 32 GB drive will be priced just under $150.

Super Talent expects to ship the new drive worldwide in March.

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  • metalfellow
    Not a bad price for what is right now a very unsupported technology.
  • Swindez95
    This is going to bring a whole new meaning to booting off of flash drives on a capable machine.
  • jfem
    This is really fast compared to 2.0, I hope it becomes mainstream soon.