Imation has announced two new flash drives, the Pivot Plus and the re-designed Pivot. Both drives feature rugged, tamper-resistant designs and, in the case of the Pivot Plus, 256-bit AES hardware encryption.

Imation Corp. (NYSE: IMN), a worldwide leader in removable data storage media, today introduced the Imation Pivot Plus Flash Drive and re-designed Imation Pivot Flash Drive, each engineered to deliver advanced security options. The Pivot Plus Flash Drive features a rugged design and maximum security to meet rigorous government security standards, providing an ideal way for business professionals and government personnel to safely store and transport sensitive or valuable data. The updated Pivot Flash Drive offers an enhanced design and security features, making it the perfect solution for today's mobile business professional.

"Because of their size, ease of use and portability, flash drives are business tools that require enhanced security to ensure data stays safe," said Keith Schwartz, director, North America sales and marketing, Imation Corp. "With the addition of the Pivot Plus Flash Drive and newly enhanced Pivot Flash Drive to the Imation flash suite, Imation is furthering its commitment to security across all its flash drive products. Road warriors can now select the level of memory and security they need to safely store and transfer data on the go."
While the re-designed Pivot won't ship until later this year, the Pivot Plus is available now in 1GB, 2GB, 4GB and 8GB capacities. More information, including pricing, can be found here. Add a comment
Corsair announced this week that it be debuting its new 32GB Flash Voyager and Flash Survivor USB drives at CES 2008. Both flash drives are bootable and are large enough to hold more than 16 full-length high-def movies or an entire season of a TV series.
Corsair, a worldwide leader in high performance computer and flash memory products, announced today that it is expanding its Flash Voyager and Flash Survivor USB family lines with new 32GB capacity offerings. The new Corsair 32GB Flash Voyager and Flash Survivor USB drives will be debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show 2008 (CES) next week in Las Vegas in the Corsair Suite at the Wynn Hotel and at Showstoppers CES 2008.

Users now have the ultimate solution for storing, transporting and backing up large amounts of personal and professional data. Whether using the Corsair proprietary all-rubber Flash Voyager or the aluminum-encased water-proof Flash Survivor, the large amounts of data on the drive will be safeguarded for users with an active lifestyle. Corsair USB drives provide the added ruggedness and performance not found in other storage drives utilizing rotating media.
The Corsair 32GB Flash Voyager and Flash Survivor USB drives are available now and priced at $229.99 and $249.99 respectively. Full details can be found here. Add a comment
Advanced Media announced today that they will be introducing the first Smart Compact Flash Cards at CES 2008. The RIDATA SMART CompactFlash Card features an internal data monitoring system so that users can easily monitor the card's status.

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 introducing the first Smart Compact Flash TM Cards at CES 2008. Featuring high-speed access to reading and writing and up to 16GB of storage capacity, the self-monitoring CF card is ideal for virtually any flash media storage application.

“We are pleased to introduce the RIDATA SMART CompactFlash Card, which is the first of its kind in the industry,” stated Harvey Liu, Advanced Media president. “The flash memory market is growing quickly due to the number of new applications that use flash media for storage. As capacity continues to increase, RIDATA saw the need for an internal data monitoring system to ensure the safety of your data.”
If you'd like to read more, Advanced Media's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
Transcend has announced a 16GB version of its JetFlash V10 USB flash drive. This value-priced drive features a retractable USB connector and comes bundled with Transcend’s JetFlash elite software package which includes functions like Autologin, PC-Lock, Mobile E-mail and DataBackup.

Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a worldwide leader in flash memory products, today introduced a huge 16GB version of its JetFlash V10 USB 2.0 Flash Drive. A member of Transcend’s popular JetFlash Value Series, the V10 is a stylish compact flash drive with outstanding performance. Its special capless design includes a retractable USB connector with lock-switch, which makes the drive easier to use and protects the connector from damage when not in use. The JetFlash V10 measures a mere 64 x 21 x 10 mm and weighs only 11g. For extra convenience, the V10 features a lanyard / keychain attachment loop to prevent loss and make it easier to plug in and remove from your computer’s USB port.
If you'd like to read more, Transcend's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
SanDisk has announced their latest USB flash drive, the Cruzer Titanium Plus. What makes this drive unique is that it includes an online backup service. To protect against loss or theft, files copied to the Cruzer Titanium Plus are automatically backed up online.

SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) today announced Cruzer Titanium Plus, a USB flash drive that offers automatic online backup for every file copied to the drive, giving users true peace of mind. Cruzer Titanium Plus will be featured at the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show from Jan. 7 to 10, where SanDisk will be demonstrating products at Booth #30768, South Hall 3, in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Cruzer Titanium Plus, with a capacity of four gigabytes (GB)1, is the first flash memory product from SanDisk to offer online backup. Users get the best of both worlds, with access online and offline: Data is always available when Cruzer Titanium Plus is plugged into any computer. Users also get quick access to their backed-up files through any computer connected to the Internet, should they forget to bring the drive with them, or if the drive is lost or stolen.
The Cruzer Titanium Plus is expected to be available in March for a suggested retail prices of $59.99. Full details can be found here. Add a comment