Flash Drive

Intel and Micron announce super-efficient 32Gb MLC NAND memory

Intel and Micron announce super-efficient 32Gb MLC NAND memory

Intel and Micron have announced a new high-density, cost-effective memory chip, that could bring down the price of flash cards and USB drives.  The chip uses 3-bit-per-cell (3bpc) multi-level cell (MLC) NAND technology and is manufactured on a 32nm production line; the two companies are calling it "the industry's smallest and most cost-effective 32-gigabit chip that is currently available on the market."

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Maxell get busy with broad new flash range

Maxell get busy with broad new flash range

Maxell have announced a new range of flash memory, and rather than picking a format and sticking to it they've splashed out on a whole bevy of products.  The new storage includes a basic USB drive, through "Slider", "360-degree" and "Style" models with retracting USB plug, flipping cover and encryption respectively, to microSD, SD and Compact Flash cards.

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IronKey S200 USB Drive announced

IronKey S200 USB Drive announced

IronKey announced to the world today their latest flash drive offering. It's called the S200 USB Drive and this gizmo is supposedly the most secure of its type currently available on the market.

This new flash drive meets FIPS 140-2, Level 3 validation, which is required for devices in government agencies and is currently the only USB drive to meet this standard. It's super tough, tamper-resistant and features self-destruction circuitry for added protection.

It also has AES-256 encryption and can store up to 16GB of data. You can restrict networks on this drive as well as set up a read-only mode. You can enable anti-malware and anti-virus scanning if you wish as well. The IronKey S200 works with Windows 2000-running PCs or later, Mac OS X or later and Linux. We don't know when the S200 will be released or how much it'll cost, but we'll keep you posted.

64GB Xupreme flash drive is 1st compatible with Windows 7 claim A-DATA

64GB Xupreme flash drive is 1st compatible with Windows 7 claim A-DATA

A-DATA have unveiled what they're calling "the first flash drive compatible with Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)", though as far as we've heard there haven't been many reported problems with existing drives and the Windows 7 RC.  Still, if you're looking for up to 64GB of portable storage then the A-DATA XPG Xupreme may be the drive of your dreams.

 

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