Model: Super Talent Express DUO USB 3.0 Flash Drive
Manufacturer: Super Talent
Provided By: Reader Donations

As the world's sixth largest memory module brand, Super Talent doesn't need much of an introduction. Headquartered in San Jose, California, the company has been designing and manufacturing memory products for more than 20 years. Along with a full range of DRAM memory modules for desktops, laptops and servers, Super Talent offers an assortment of flash-based data storage products including memory cards, solid state drives (SSDs) and USB flash drives.

While computers with USB 3.0 ports are still few and far between, that hasn't stopped Super Talent from embracing this new technology. Over the last year or so, the company has introduced a number of USB 3.0 flash drives. In addition to providing transfer speeds up to 10x faster than USB 2.0, these drives are available with a variety of features including on-board caching and hardware-based encryption.

The latest addition to Super Talent's USB 3.0 family is the Express DUO. Available in capacities ranging from 8GB up to 32GB, the Express DUO offers USB 3.0 performance at a USB 2.0 price. When plugged into a USB 3.0 port, the drive is capable of reading at 67 MB/s and writing at speeds up to 25 MB/s. The Express DUO is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and is powered completely off a computer's USB bus. Best of all, the drive is covered by a five-year warranty.

  Super Talent Express DUO USB 3.0 Flash Drive
General Specifications
Capacities 8GB, 16GB, 32GB
NAND Flash Multi-Level Cell (MLC)
Dimensions 67.8 x 17.2 x 7.7 mm
Interface USB 3.0

Sequential Read 67 MB/s Max
Sequential Write 25 MB/s Max

MTBF +1 million hours
Data Integrity 10 years

Operating Temperature 0 to 50 ºC
Shock 1500G, 3 axis
Vibration 16G, each axis

Other Features
USB bus powered
Backwards compatible with USB 2.0
Single storage partition
5 year warranty

Needless to say, this is only a taste of what the Express DUO has to offer. To give you an idea of what to expect, we'll take a closer look at Super Talent's new USB 3.0 flash drive and then see how well it performs. Does the Express DUO have what it takes? Is it the best bang for your buck? Keep reading as we find out.

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