Tiny USB SSD Drives
San Jose, Calif.-based SuperTalent has rolled out its SuperTalent USB 3.0 Express RC8, introduced at the Computex show in Taipei. It looks like a regular USB stick, but it actually has all the speed and capability of a full-on solid state drive .
The best thing about small devices like this – aside from the size – is that they are useful backups. Ordinary USB sticks can be a bit slow and have less capacity. This one uses USB 3.0 and can hit 200 MB/second speeds. The price is in the $100-150 range, depending on how much storage space you want, and they go up to 100 GB.
Given the size and relative pricing, it's only a matter of time before SSDs get smaller and the MacBook Air looks positively hefty.
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