updated 04:50 pm EST, Wed December 30, 2009
A-DATA intros USB 3.0 and SATA II flash drive
A-DATA this week introduced the first flash drive in the industry to use both a USB 3.0 and SATA II interface. The drive, N002, uses 8-channel architecture and is said to be capable of 200MBps sequential read and 170MBps write speeds. Until the USB 3.0 standard becomes more commonly adopted, the drive is backwards compatible with the USB 2.0 interface.
Like other A-DATA drives, the N002 will let users download UFDtoGO software that will let users privately use other computers without leaving a trace when their A-DATA drive is plugged into it, as well as a 60-day trial to Norton Internet Security software.
The N002 will ship on January 10th in 64, 128 and 256GB capacities, though prices are yet to be disclosed.