Addonics unveils Pocket eSATA/USB DigiDrive and Internal SATA/USB DigiDrive

Dec 15, 2009

For many uses, the USB port is too slow. This is part of the reason why we have faster connectivity options on the horizon. Addonics has announced a couple new memory card readers that use faster connectivity options to allow for faster uploads and downloads.

The two products are the pocket eSATA/USB DigiDrive and the internal USB/SATA DigiDrive. The internal version slips into a 3.5-inch drive bay on a desktop computer and the external drive is a portable version of the device. Both can read up to 15 different memory card formats.

The faster connectivity will be a big deal for users who are transferring lots of files to and from CF cards. When connected via eSATA the drive is capable of 1500Mbits/sec and with USB, it is capable of 480Mbits/sec. The price for either version is $64 for the read only drive. Read and write versions are available.

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