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PQI Cool Drive U360 released

PQI announced the release of their Cool Drive U360 today, which works by connecting computers by means of the USB port. This gadget makes it so file transfers can be completed between the computers at speeds of up to 17MB/s.

The U360 will be available in sizes spanning from 4GB to 16GB and contains software that's meant to allow folders between computers sync up. It can also apparently sync Outlook information.

This device can support both PC and Mac operating systems including Windows ME up to Vista and Mac OS X 10.1 or newer. We don't know the price or release date for the Cool Drive U360 from PQI yet, but we'll keep you posted.

Kingston debuts 128GB DataTraveler 200 flash drive

Kingston announced a brand new flash drive series yesterday called the DataTraveler 200, which sports a 128GB capacity for the very first time. Other models are 32GB and 64GB, rounding out the line up nicely.

Kingston DataTraveler Vault Privacy now works with Mac

Kingston DataTraveler Vault Privacy now works with Mac

If you're a fan of Kingston DataTraveler USB storage but weren't ever able to use them because you're an Apple user, you'll be pleased to hear the company has come around and are now offering a Mac compatible version of one of their popular storage devices.

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EagleTec USB Nano Flash Drive: tiny portable storage

EagleTec USB Nano Flash Drive: tiny portable storage

There's something strangely compelling about tiny gadgets, and EagleTec's USB Nano Flash Drive is no different.  Measuring just 19 x 15 x 6mm, the Nano Drive is all about squashing portable storage into as small a package as possible, and that means up to 8GB hanging barely noticeable from your keyring.

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Super Talent MasterDrive RX 512GB SSD now available

Super Talent MasterDrive RX 512GB SSD now available

And today is the day of the solid state drive. Or at least, it would seem that way. First, Corsair announced their 256GB SSD and now it's all about Super Talent as they announce their latest product: a 512GB SSD.

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Corsair Voyager Port: flash stick becomes backup

Corsair Voyager Port: flash stick becomes backup

Corsair have announced a desktop dock that can turn any USB flash drive into a one-click backup solution.  The Corsair Voyager Port has a top-mounted USB 2.0 port and comes with a copy of NovaBACKUP 10; at the push of the Voyager Port's single button, a preset backup is triggered.

Video demo after the cut 

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Western Digital acquires SSD company

Western Digital acquires SSD company

Western Digital announced this morning that they were acquiring SiliconSystems, a flash storage company, in an effort to expand their offerings into the SSD realm. The acquisition cost $65 million and is effective immediately.

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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

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.

LaCie CurrenKey flash drive announced

LaCie CurrenKey flash drive announced

If you're one for taking your information with you on the go, then you might be interested in the latest USB drive from LaCie. The LaCie CurrenKey is a USB 2.0 drive that looks like a coin. Yes, you read that correctly. It actually looks like a coin.

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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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Han Solo Carbonite USB Drive is cute

If you don't mind your Star Wars memorabilia with a healthy dose of cutesy, kitschy appeal, then you'll most likely appreciate the Han Solo Carbonite USB Drive. I mean, you can store your data, and remember how Han Solo was frozen in agony in carbonite in The Empire Strikes Back.

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