Kingston announced this week that its DataTraveler 400 and 100 USB flash drives are now available in 16GB capacities. The company also introduced the DataTravaler 101 which sports bright colors, a swivel design and capacities up to 8GB.

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Over the last year or so, there has been a lot of hype surrounding solid-state drives (SSDs). Unfortunately, in many cases, they've come up short in regards to performance and power consumption. During SanDisk's second-quarter earnings conference call, Chairman and CEO Eli Harari blamed Windows Vista for many of these shortcomings, stating that the OS is not optimized for SSDs. Add a comment
Super Talent announced this week that it has started to ship its new 24-carat gold plated USB drive, the Pico-C Gold. While smaller than an SD card, this Pico-C Gold offers 8GB of storage and support for 200X (30MB/sec) transfer speeds.

Super Talent Technology, aleading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules,today announced the PICO-C Gold, a 24-carat gold plated, water resistantUSB drive that weighs less than a nickel (~4.7 grams), is smaller than anSD card, and can store over 2,000 MP3 songs.

Super Talent uses chip-on-board (COB) technology to squeeze 8GB ofFlash into an impressively small 31.3mm x 12.4mm x 3.4mm gold plated steelcase. The Pico-C Gold is shock resistant, water resistant, and supports upto 200X (30MB/sec) transfer speeds. The Pico-C Gold includes a sturdy goldchain, and looks more like a fashion accessory than a high performanceFlash drive.
The 8GB Pico-C Gold drive will be available this week from NewBiiz and NewEgg for under $40. If you'd like to read more, Super Talent's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
SanDisk recently announced its new SanDisk SD WORM (Write Once Read Many) memory card. Developed for professional uses such as police investigations, court testimony and electronic voting, the SanDisk SD WORM card prevents data from being altered or deleted once it has been record. The card can also be read in any standard SD slot and has an archival life of 100 years. Add a comment
Advanced Media sent out a press release today, announcing its Ridata Ultra-S Plus MLC Series of Solid State Drives (SSD). These new MLC-based SSDs are available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities and offer 128MB/s read and 80MB/s write speeds.

Advanced Media, Inc., is a manufacturer and marketer of the popular Ridata brand of recordable CD and DVD media, electronic storage products, and digital media accessories. The company is pleased to introduce its Ridata Ultra-S Plus Series of Solid State Drives (SSD) featuring faster transfer speeds than current Ultra-S products. Ultra-S Plus MLC now offers users products featuring a Multi-Level Cell (MLC) SATA configuration for fast read and write speeds plus larger storage capacities at a lower cost.

"We are pleased to offer laptop and other mobile computing device users an affordable SSD alternative to Hard Disk Drives (HDD). SSD drives offer a host of benefits over traditional hard disk drives especially for notebooks. Cool and silent running, low battery usage, fast data access, dependable performance and resistance to temperature, shock, vibration and humidity make SSD ideal for the mobile computing environment," remarked Harvey Liu, Advanced Media President.
The 32GB, 64GB and 128GB versions of the Ridata Ultra-S Plus MLC SSD will be available in late July and are priced at $168.90, $294.90, $539.90, respectively. If you'd like to read more, Advanced Media's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment