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OCZ announces a trio of ExpressCard flash-based storages

OCZ announces a trio of ExpressCard flash-based storages

OCZ rolls out a trio of ExpressCard Storage solution in the capacities of 8GB, 16Gb and 32GB configuration. The Slate series flash drives are compatible with Expresscard 34 standard, fit snugly inside your laptop and also works with the ubiquitous USB thanks to a secondary connection via an integrated mini-USB port.

32GB flash based storage is ok but slightly small in comparing to nowadays’ USB thumb drives. Additionally, the specification of maximum read and write sequential speed at 18MB/s and 12.5MB/s respectively are not that impressive either. If you hate the idea of an external drive, USB thumb drive or burning data into optical disks; the Slate series ExpressCard drive is always an option. Price and availability have not yet been announced.

Offers from SuperTalent you can’t refuse

Offers from SuperTalent you can’t refuse

You can get thumb drives for dirt-cheap these days. Last time I purchased a pair of desktop memory, the manufacturer threw in a 2GB flash drive for free. Yeah, they are commodity items like the double A battery at the grocery checkout counter. But what you got are two-bit vanilla production; SuperTalent will soon market a Godfather imprinted USB drives for the gang of Don Corleones.

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IEEE 1667 format makes for cross-platform USB drive security

IEEE 1667 format makes for cross-platform USB drive security

There have been a lot of problems caused by people bringing in storage devices from home to their workplace. While most people who do this bring in clean drives, others might bring in those with viruses or those that are improperly formatted. Things like this can cause problems on the network and pose a security risk. But with the new IEEE 1667 format standard, things should be getting better.

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