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Silicon Power Shows Off USB/eSATA USB Stick

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.

  • Kill@dor
    I figured they would have these sooner or later. They are very nice indeed...
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  • Upendra09
    Whatever, happened to USB 3.0?

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  • puddleglum
    Upendra09Whatever, happened to USB 3.0?The spec. has just been finalized. I'd expect to see product this fall.
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  • grieve
    I would love one of these... the only minor detail is that a lot of machines don't have eSata yet (even though its old tech now).
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  • Gin Fushicho
    That would be very nice, now I just need a tower that will have the e-SATA on the front instead of on my Mobo.
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  • Hanin33
    wait wait wait... since when did eSATA supply power? how would this device even activate on eSATA without an external power supply? seems... like a good idea if they figured out someway to draw power from eSATA... but if it requires a breakout wire for power... it's useless.
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  • Gin Fushicho
    e-Sata probably can supply power , but more then likely only on newer MOBO's I've seen a few E-HDD's that worked without power in e_SATS though I've never bought one out of worry.
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  • Hanin33
    Gin Fushichoe-Sata probably can supply power , but more then likely only on newer MOBO's I've seen a few E-HDD's that worked without power in e_SATS though I've never bought one out of worry.
    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?
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  • anamaniac
    From my knowledge, eSata flash drives aren't at all new...
    Next.
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  • tipoo
    I highly doubt that any USB flash drive has reached the top transfer speeds of USB2.0, this is pointless.
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