Avalon Technology Group sent out a press release this morning, announcing what they claim is the world's fastest 8GB USB flash drive. The 8GB Speedster offers support for 256-bit AES encryption and is capable of 34MB/s read and 20MB/s write speeds.
Avalon Technology Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: AVLN) announced today that the Company has introduced the fastest available 8GB USB flash drive that features 256 AES Encryption. The Avalon Technology Group's 8GB USB Speedster is compatible with virtually all operating systems including the latest editions of Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. It is currently being released to retailers worldwide.

Avalon Technology Group's main competitor is the market leading Sandisk® Cruzer® Titanium, which is limited to speeds of 15 MB/s (read) and 9 MB/s (write) and sells for approximately $99.00. The 8GB Speedster offers consumers more than twice the speed of Sandisk Cruzer Titanium with 34MB/s (read) and 20 MB/sec (write) at a suggested retail price of $79.00. The 8GB USB Speedster combines blazing speed, stainless steel water resistant casing, with no cap to lose and 256 AES encryption.
If you'd like to read more, Avalon Technology Group's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
Corsair recently announced its new ultra-compact USB drive, the Flash Voyager Mini. To protect it against severe temperature, moisture and physical abuse, this 4GB flash drive is enclosed in all-rubber housing. The Flash Voyager Mini also features a unique cap-less retractable connector plug which can be opened with the flick of the thumb.

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Super Talent sent out a press release earlier today, announcing its new line of 1.8-inch Micro-SATA solid state drives (SSD). Developed for laptops, MasterDrive KX SSDs are available in capacities up to 120GB and are capable of 120MB/sec read and 40MB/sec write speeds.

Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today released a new line of 1.8-inch Micro-SATA SSDs.

At merely 5mm thick, these Micro-SATA SSDs are slimmer than most 1.8-inch hard drives, and hold up to 120GB of data. “In terms of performance, power consumption, and shock and vibration resistance the MasterDrive KX is substantially better than hard drives. The MasterDrive KX is an excellent upgrade for laptop users looking for greater reliability or to accelerate bootup and load times”, Super Talent Marketing Director, Joe James explained.

Built with MLC NAND Flash, the MasterDrive KX is offered in 30GB, 60GB and 120GB capacities. With 0.1ms access time and 120MB/sec and 40MB/sec max sequential read and write speeds, these SSDs provide lightning fast access to files. The Micro-SATA connector in a 1.8-inch form factor makes these SSDs an ideal upgrade for UMPCs (Ultra Mobile PCs).
MasterDrive KX SSDs are available now. Prices range from $299 to $679, depending on the capacity. If you'd like to read more, Super Talent's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
Earlier this week, North Coast Interactive announced the world's first full color short run printable USB flash drive. Designed to be printed using a Rimage Everest printer, the Spectrum Flash Drive allows on site full color printing of flash media with very short turnaround times.
North Coast Interactive is excited to announce the world's first full color short run printable USB flash drive. “This is a very exciting new direction in printable media that we have developed”, explains Thomas Blaha, president of North Coast Interactive, Inc. “The Spectrum Drive is the first USB flash drive that allows on site full color printing of flash media with very short turnaround times. Additionally, the equipment and knowledge necessary to offer this service is already common in the duplication industry, making startup costs and set-up time very low.”

The Spectrum Flash Drive is designed to be printed using a Rimage Everest printer in conjunction with NCI's Spectrum Everest adapter kit. The kit includes everything necessary to quickly convert an Everest II or Everest III printer from CD/DVD printing to Spectrum Flash Drive printing.
The standard Spectrum Flash Drives will be available in white with a 1 GB capacity. Drives with 512 MB, 2 GB, 4 GB, and 8 GB capacities are also available as special order options. If you'd like to read more, NCI's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
SanDisk recently announced the latest addition to its family of Extreme flash cards. The SanDisk Extreme III Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo is available in 4GB and 8GB capacities and is capable 30 MB/s read and write speeds.

SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) today introduced the fastest card in its Memory Stick product family: the SanDisk Extreme III Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo with read and write speeds of 30 megabytes (MB)1 per second. The card, available in June in 4-gigabyte (GB)1 and 8GB capacities, is ideal for professional photographers and advanced amateurs who use Sony digital single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras.

SanDisk and Sony jointly developed Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo as an extension of the existing Memory Stick PRO format, to offer faster read and write speeds for PRO-HG capable Sony digital SLRs, point-and-shoot cameras and digital camcorders.
SanDisk Extreme III Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo cards will be available worldwide in June. The manufacturer's suggested retail price for the 4GB card is US $89.99 and for the 8GB card is US $149.99. Full details can be found here. Add a comment