Toshiba announces its TransMemory line of flash drives

Toshiba has announced its new TransMemory USB flash drives that will range in capacity from 512MB to 16GB. All of the new TransMemory cards (with the exception of the 16GB Limited Edition model) will support U3 technology which allows users to not only carry along with their data files, but also their applications and personal computer settings.

TransMemory drives in capacities of 512MB, 1GB, 2GB and 4GB will be available in late November. The TransMemory 16GB Limited Edition model will be available in late December. Pricing has not yet been announced for the drives.

With memory makers creating higher density NAND flash devices, the storage capacity of all of our day-to-day consumer electronic devices are quickly on the rise. We’ve already seen Sandisk release an 8GB MP3 player and it’s rumored that Apple will take its next generation Nano to at least 8GB.

"Intel is investing heavily (think gazillions of dollars and bazillions of engineering man hours) in resources to create an Intel host controllers spec in order to speed time to market of the USB 3.0 technology." -- Intel blogger Nick Knupffer
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