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Super Talent RAM Cache USB 3.0 flash drive prices  (Source: Super Talent)
Ram Cache tech promises up to 300% performance improvement in some uses

With USB 3.0 ports becoming more common on desktop and laptop computers, the number of USB 3.0 storage devices and other gear coming to market is growing. One of the most prevalent areas that USB 3.0 is being embraced is in the storage market.

The new drives are the Super Talent USB 3.0 Express RAM Cache drives. The drives are offered in 32GB and 64GB capacities. The new DRAM caching system that the drives use promise to boost performance by up to 300%. The company claims to be the only firm offering a caching system on its USB 3.0 drives.

Super Talent COO CH Lee said, "We've made the first, fastest, hardware encrypted, and most affordable USB flash 3.0 flash drives, now with the Express RAM Cache, we are offering affordable cache support on USB 3.0."

Super Talent claims that in real world performance tests copying large files and writing large amounts of smaller files the caching system it uses significantly increases performance. The maker claims that adding the caching system speeds up the copy process of 40 MP3 files by 260% compared to a drive without the caching feature. The time savings increases as the file count goes up.

Lee said, "No longer are we talking about a 10x performance increase over USB 2.0, now we are talking about a real world experience that is up to 110x what our customers have experienced before. Adding RAM Cache to our USB 3.0 Express Drive line-up raises the bar we have established with our first three USB 3.0 products and reiterates our commitment and leadership in the USB 3.0 space."

The USB 3.0 Express RAM Cache Drive in 32GB capacity sells for $129, the 64GB version of the same drive is $209, and both versions are shipping. Super Talent also offers the USB 3.0 Express Drive in 16GB for $59 and in 32GB for $99. The 16GB version of this drive was first announced in February of 2010.



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Where are actual numbers?
By Luckyspin on 9/8/2010 10:34:36 AM , Rating: 2
Where is any actual useful numbers or models of comparison?

My USB drive has 300x more microjisms than any other drive out there.

Moving 40 mp3s files from one drive to the next? Compared to which drive? Speeds vary greatly. I guess I'll just assume they used the absolute slowest USB 2.0 Drive with about 128 MB of storage and transfer rates of less than 2 MB/ Sec to compare against.




RE: Where are actual numbers?
By XZerg on 9/8/10, Rating: 0
RE: Where are actual numbers?
By Zorblack1 on 9/8/2010 12:00:32 PM , Rating: 2
sigh... welcome to 2010. Windows boots and installs from USBs. Have for the past 3 years. It also has nothing to do with Windows, it's hardware support.


RE: Where are actual numbers?
By XZerg on 9/8/2010 1:05:05 PM , Rating: 2
ummm.... boots? you can install Windows to USB drive - damn that is something that even M$ agree with - at least what can be seen on net...

http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/msrgenera...

So let's get this straight - BOOT FROM NOT EQUAL TO RUN WINDOWS FROM THE FREAKING DRIVE!


RE: Where are actual numbers?
By Zorblack1 on 9/8/2010 4:35:25 PM , Rating: 2
First read your own link.

Two virtual is your friend.


"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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