Tuesday Super Talent said that it began shipments of its new USB 3.0-based Express RAM Cache drives. According to the company, the new line comes packed with a DRAM caching system that will boost small block random performance by up to 300-percent.
Arriving in 32 GB and 64 GB capacities, the two drives measure 87.5 x 25 x 8-mm, uses the obvious SuperSpeed USB interface, and sports a brushed aluminum enclosure. It also claims to offer 10 years of data retention, 32 MB of DRAM cache, and comes with a Turbo Driver that's compatible with Windows XP, Vista, and 7 (both 32 and 64-bit).
"No longer are we talking about a 10x performance increase over USB 2, now we are talking about a real world experience that is up to 110x what our customers have experienced before," said Super Talent COO, C.H. Lee. "Adding RAM Cache to our USB 3.0 Express Drive line-up raises the bar we have establish with our first three USB 3.0 products and reiterates our commitment and leadership in the USB 3.0 space."
The 32 GB model will cost $129, whereas the 64 GB version will cost a meatier $209. Super Talent also released two additional drives--the 16 GB USB 3.0 Express Drive for $59, and the 32 GB USB 3.0 Express Drive for $99. All four drives can be purchased online here.
If you're going to shell out $100 for a USB flash drive for READY BOOST, you might as well spend that money and pop in some RAM instead.