updated 01:55 pm EST, Wed November 4, 2009
Super Talent USB 3.0 flash drives offer 320MBps
Super Talent on Wednesday revealed its new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 RAIDDrive lineup, which is up to ten times faster than USB 2.0 drives when transferring data. A system with both USB 3.0 ports and a special USB Attached SCSI driver can transfer at up to 320MB per second, or faster than most solid-state drives; it can still run at up to 200MB per second without the optimization. Super Talent claims to be using a special technology that involves multiple RAID pairs of differential serial data lines.
The portable drives are still backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports, in which case they operate at traditional USB 2.0 speeds of up to 480 megabits (60MB) per second. The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 RAIDDrives will be available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities in December, though no prices have been revealed.