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.
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.
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.
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.
For those looking for a bit more USB storage than the standard drive offers, Super Talent Technology has announced their new Luxio line of USB drives that can provide you with a maximum of 64GB of extra space.
The Luxio drives are pretty stylish on top of their large capacity for a small package benefits. Measuring in at .8-inch by 3-inches by .4-inch, the Luxio drives are encased in UV-coated ABS/PC and feature zinc trim that's chrome-plated. You also have several color options including wood grain, black and silver.
With the variety of flash-based media cards in the market, how could you tell which works the best on your high speed Digital camera? Does the lightening fast Sandisk Ducati or Extreme IV series CompactFlash warrant the premium price for your DSLR? Rob Galbraith has the answer for you; they’ve been testing in camera writing speed in both Jpeg and Raw format on numbers of popular Digital SLR for ages. Their latest updates are Nikon D90, Canon EOS 50D and Sony A900; and the latter tops 35MB/S write speed with Sandisk Ducati CompactFlash.