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Super Talent USB 3.0 RAIDDrive is Super Fast

USB 3.0 is fast. It's ten times faster than our current USB 2.0 and it's been given the marketing name of "Superspeed."

Are you ready for Superspeed? If you have a USB 3.0 controller in your system, you can take advantage of Super Talent's RAIDDrive, which claims to be the world’s first USB 3.0 flash drive.

It's fast with transfer speeds of up to 200MB/sec. in a USB 3.0 port, but can reach transfer speeds of up to 320MB/sec. if a separate UAS Protocol driver for the USB 3.0 port is applied. It’s roomy too, as it comes in 32, 64, and 128 GB capacities.

"The USB 3.0 RAIDDrive uses patented multiple pairs of differential serial data lines technology for optimal NAND flash performance. This product underscores Super Talent's continued leadership in USB drives. We have developed the world's first mobile USB 3.0 flash drive. It delivers phenomenal performance and it incorporates our own patented technology," said C.H. Lee, chief operating officer of Super Talent.

Super Talent has yet to specify a price, but we'll know for how much when they release this December. Expect the 128 GB version to be at least $350.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • ecnovaec
    not a bad price considering the cost of memory right now! Nice and fast, too.
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  • zoridon
    A fast usb based operating system is finally within my reach.
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  • kittle
    interesting looking.
    but I smell a lawsuit somwhere in their future: http://www.superspeed.com/
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  • icepick314
    now there's viable option to run an OS from a thumbdrive...

    NIIIICE
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  • ravewulf
    Superspeed? I want LUDICROUS SPEED! (you just know that's the next name they're going to use)

    But seriously, that is an awesome drive. (and the market naming stuff is rather ridiculous, the should just use USB 3.0)
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  • ereuter71
    It will be interesting to see what speeds are actually achieved with this drive. I think the NAND read/write speed, particularly write, is currently the bottleneck even in USB 2 flash drives. The cheap NAND and controllers they use in most flash drives is lucky if they can write at 20 MB/s, which is well within USB 2 speeds.
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  • masterasia
    Within a year, prices would have fallen 70%
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  • Drag0nR1der
    Is this a news article or an advert?
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  • brando56894
    That is pretty sweet I was looking to get a new flash drive since I lost both of mine, and just by that speculated price the 32gb should be around $90 which isnt bad.
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  • curnel_D
    Drag0nR1derIs this a news article or an advert?It would be an advert if they were providing links directly to supertalent's online store to purchase them. Quit whining.
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