OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today introduced the Throttle eSATA drive, which offers performance and versatility for enthusiasts that demand the best hardware. The integration of eSATA connectivity now extends beyond desktop systems to laptops, offering increased data transfer rates with extreme portability while eliminating extra cords and power cables.

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“We are excited to introduce the Throttle eSATA drive, which delivers many of the key benefits of external SATA including faster transfer rates and a cost effective expansion storage for high performance computing,” said Eugene Chang, Director of Product Management for the OCZ Technology Group. “The Throttle is available in high densities and offers exceptional peak interface speeds for high performance notebooks, desktops, consumer electronics and entry level servers. In the case where an eSATA port is not available, the Throttle has the ability to connect via USB as well for ultimate flexibility.”

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SanDisk announced today that the Cruzer Enterprise is the first secure USB flash drive to fully support Apple Mac OS X computers. With the new firmware update, the drive can be initialized from either a Macintosh or Windows computer, giving users access the encrypted storage area from either platform.

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SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) today announced that the SanDisk Cruzer® Enterprise is the first secure USB flash drive to fully support Apple Mac OS X computers. Available now, SanDisk Cruzer Enterprise helps IT professionals more effectively protect information on company-issued secure USB drives in Macintosh environments.

SanDisk Cruzer Enterprise is designed to meet the unique USB security, compliance and manageability needs of today's enterprises by imposing a hardware-based USB encryption solution that puts mandatory access control on all files as protection against theft or loss of the drive. By supporting Macintosh and Microsoft Windows environments, IT professionals can more effectively use SanDisk Cruzer Enterprise to protect information on company-issued secure USB flash drives across their organizations.

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OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today introduced the CrossOver USB 2.0 Flash drive, the latest line of flash media that also doubles as a microSD™ and microSDHC™ card adapter. For the on-the-go student, gamer, or professional, the OCZ CrossOver flash drive eliminates the need for card readers and transfers your important multimedia files to and from your computer, phone, and camera.

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“With the proliferation of smart phones and MP3 players, the demand for microSD™ and microSDHC™ and the ability to easily transfer content to these cards has significantly increased,” said Alex Mei, CMO for the OCZ Technology Group. “OCZ is excited to introduce our new Crossover USB drive that to addresses this growing need, combining the benefits of a USB drive and a MicroSD adapter that allows consumers to transfer music and images directly from their microSD cards to their computer or onto the Crossover itself without another reader, making it easier than ever to manage multimedia between devices.”

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Silicon Power announced this week that it has released its new eSATA/USB SSD. The drive is available 8GB, 16GB and 32GB capacities and features both eSATA and Mini USB interfaces. According to Silicon Power, the eSATA/USB SSD is capable of 92MB/s read and 48MB/s write speeds when connected via eSATA.

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This is not a normal USB flash drive. Silicon Power has released the availability of its pioneering product: eSATA/USB SSD (eSATA; External Serial ATA), a high-capacity handy SSD in worldwide markets. The eSATA/USB SSD features eSATA and Mini USB dual interface, hot plug and play and four-channel high performance technology. The eSATA connection has a read speed of 92 MB/s and a write speed of 48MB/s, which is 8 times the write speed of the normal USB. The eSATA/USB SSD is available in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB capacities that are ideal for those wanting high-speed data transfer, high-capacity and portability.

The eSATA connector provides external data transfer at speeds up to 3Gbps, which is higher than USB 2.0 interface with 480MB/s. It is very convenient for large volume of data transfer at a short time. The bottom of the eSATA/USB SSD is a Mini USB connector offering a read speed of 33MB/s and a write speed of 25MB/s.

LaCie recently unveiled its new line of CurrenKey USB flash drives. Designed to be carried in a pocket or coin purse, the CurrenKey features a coin-shaped design, made out of shock-proof, die-cast metal. The CurrenKey is available now in 8GB (silver) and 4GB (bronze) capacities, and is priced at $29.99 and $19.99, respectively.

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Today LaCie announced the first minting of the LaCie CurrenKey USB flash drives. Designed to carry in your pocket or coin purse, LaCie CurrenKeys are eye-catching, high-speed USB 2.0 drives that resemble contemporary coinage, ideally suited to hold customers’ valuable data.

Created exclusively for LaCie by the award-winning 5.5 designers, the LaCie CurrenKeys open with a simple rotation of the coin’s edge; an elegant and security-conscious design that easily reveals and hides the USB connector with a twist. For added data security, the LaCie CurrenKeys are made with a shock-proof, die-cast metal for resilience and safety, protecting a user’s on-the-go information.

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