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Super Talent lays claim to fastest USB 3.0 flash drive title

New drives offer better performance on small file transfers
By: Shane McGlaun | Storage News | Posted: Sep 8, 2010 4:02 pm

The thing that most of us were really looking forward to when we first heard of USB 3.0 was faster data storage for external hard drives. Waiting for slow USB 2.0 drives to back up lots of data is no fun. One of the first companies to offer USB 3.0 flash drives was Super Talent and the company has announced coupe new and speedy additions to its lineup today.




The flash drives that Super Talent is offering are the new USB 3.0 Express Ram Cache drives that will come in 32GB and 64GB. Super Talent claims that the drives can boost small block random performance by up to 300% compared to drives that don't use the DRAM caching system.


The transfer of 40 MP3 files is used as an example to show the performance of ht new drives. The files would take 13 seconds to transfer on a normal USB 3.0 drive. With the RAM Cache drives, the transfer takes only 5 seconds for a 260% improvement in performance. The performance increase gets even better when the file size decreases and file count increases according to Super Talent. The 32GB drive will sell for $129 and the 64GB version is $209.



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