Lexar sent out a press release earlier today, announcing its new FIPS validated USB flash drive. Available in 2GB and 4GB capacities, the JumpDrive Solo Vault offers security features such as 256-bit AES encryption and a FIPS-approved algorithm for securely deleting files.
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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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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
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