Friday, July 13th 2012

Strontium Launches USB Drives for Car Audio

Strontium is proud to announce the launch of AUTO USB flash drives designed especially for car audio-video systems. Auto USB drive is small in size and light weight. It is made of engineering plastic body with high thermodynamic properties and high impact strength.

“With the growing popularity of in-car entertainment systems with usb ports, users can now easily enjoy songs from their music library while driving. The ultra-fast write speeds will quickly copy songs and videos from computer and blazing read speeds will deliver stunning sound quality and impressive visual displays” said Mr. Ajay Kogta, Country Manager, Strontium Technology India.

Measuring 35x17.4x6.9mm and 3 grams, an 8GB Strontium AUTO usb drive can carry 2000 songs or 8 hours of video and can be put inside car audio system’s usb port and left there permanently. The drives come in blue and black colors and capacities of 4GB, 8GB and 16GB. They can be bought from major retailers, online shops, petrol pump stations and card dealers.

FEATURES
  • Available Capacities: 4GB, 8GB and 16GB
  • Available Colors: 1. Black and 2. Blue
  • 5 years hassle-free Strontium Limited Warranty
  • High Speed Data Transfer Performance: Read speed from 25 MB/s and Write speed from 5 MB/s
  • Engineering Plastic Body with High Thermodynamic Properties and High Impact Strength
  • Universal Serial Bus 1.1, 2.0 & 3.0 compatible (USB)
  • Supports plug and play
  • Operation voltage: 4.5~5.5V DC from USB port
  • Variable clock rate 0~480MHz
  • Low power consumption
  • USB Bus-Powered, no external power required
  • Non-volatile storage and solid-state reliability
  • Minimum 50,000 insertions
  • MTBF (Mean Time between Failure): > 500000 hours to 1500000 hours
  • Data Reliability: < 1 non-recoverable error in 1014 bits read
  • Retention 10 years (Flash dependent)
  • OS supported: Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
  • Support Vista Ready Boost Function
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22 Comments on Strontium Launches USB Drives for Car Audio

#1
DanTheBanjoman
Señor Moderator
So what exactly makes this better for car use than any other USB stick?
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#2
diopter
I'm going to buy a bulk lot of generic usb drives and fart on each one of them. I will then sell them at a premium while marketing them as "perfect for toilet based USB music players", and "Transfer whole albums faster than you can flush with ultimate speed using bleeding edge USB 2.0 technology". *USB 2.0 may or may not have been surpassed by USB 3.0 and is no longer impressive or worthy of being called fast, not that it ever really was.
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#3
usblover
This drive is made of special plastic body which makes is heat and shock resistant, which is good in hot exterior conditions. Also its small size and light weight features makes it a good choice in car interiors. That is what i feel the specialty of the product from the article
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#4
1c3d0g
I use a tiny Sandisk Cruzer Fit USB drive and it works great. I don't see what's so special or superior about this one. :shadedshu
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#5
DanTheBanjoman
Señor Moderator
by: usblover
This drive is made of special plastic body which makes is heat and shock resistant, which is good in hot exterior conditions. Also its small size and light weight features makes it a good choice in car interiors. That is what i feel the specialty of the product from the article
It's not that small at all. And what USB stick isn't shock resistant? Heat resistance might not be standard depending on how resistant it really is, but it doesn't get that hot in the car anyway.
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#6
sc
by: DanTheBanjoman
It's not that small at all. And what USB stick isn't shock resistant? Heat resistance might not be standard depending on how resistant it really is, but it doesn't get that hot in the car anyway.
While in the Netherlands you might get some mild 25C summers, the rest of the world isn't so fortunate, if you live further down south it's quite a problem. A few days ago I left my car in the sun for a few hours (red car with tan interior, including dash - so "easier" on the sun than a black car) and the temperature inside was about 60C.
Even so, I never had any of my Kingston or Corsair USB sticks melt yet :)
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#9
XNine
CaseLabs Rep
by: DanTheBanjoman
It's not that small at all. And what USB stick isn't shock resistant? Heat resistance might not be standard depending on how resistant it really is, but it doesn't get that hot in the car anyway.
Speak for yourself. We've been seeing 95-105F degree temps where I live. When you open your car after it's been sitting in a parking lot all day you could practically cook your lunch in there.
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#10
RejZoR
Welcome to 2009 when i had my first nano drive which is like 2x smaller than this crap (DeLock Nano 8GB). I'm now using Sandisk Fit 16GB which is the same size as the old DeLock Nano.
These nano drives are so small you cannot even see when they are plugged into the car stereo USB port.

Stop selling us some "dedicated" products that are clearly inferior to stuff that we've been using for ages.
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#11
hat
Maximum Overclocker
I thought all solid state storage like usb drives and ssd drives were already shock resistant?
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#12
Mussels
Moderprator
5MB/s is slow for a write speed (not fast at all), and it seems too large to use for most car CD players.


we get 45C summers here, and i've never had a USB drive from it.
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#13
RejZoR
Buying DeLock Nano or Sandisk Fit is a way better thing to do imo... These are so tiny you can't even breake it while it's plugged in. It's just physically impossible. Unless you try to hit it with a hammer or something and even there, you'd smash half the dash while doing it...
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#14
Sinzia
Unlimited data plan on my smartphone, and pandora on the smart phone.

Works pretty damn nice for me.
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#15
DOM
by: Mussels
we get 45C summers here, and i've never had a USB drive from it.
your usb drives :eek: i want one :laugh:
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#16
Steevo
Bluetooth tethering and a remote to use my phone and get directions across the audio system.


MP3 is so 2004
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#17
Morgoth
by: DanTheBanjoman
En poepen betekent neuken bij jullie.

Strontium is en element.
i agree on that !
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#19
Major_A
Was given a 1st gen iPod Mini. Pulled the Hitachi micro drive and popped in a 400X compact flash card. Have it hooked into the back of my radio and I've never had an issue with heat (live in Texas).
http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repair/iPod-Mini-Hard-Drive/412/1

I do have a front USB port on my radio but it doesn't shuffle like I want it to. I can't skip a song and it continue to shuffle. The iPod has no problems doing this.
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#20
white phantom
this is alot of bollocks this thing :laugh: and even funnier some idiot somewhere will buy it at a premium :roll::roll:, i still use the trusty AUX cable into the back of my stereo ran down under the centre console into my phone, plus if you buy a decent stereo you would be better off using a SD card instead of usb anyways
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#21
Major_A
by: white phantom
this is alot of bollocks this thing :laugh: and even funnier some idiot somewhere will buy it at a premium :roll::roll:
What did P.T. Barnum say, "there's a sucker born every minute".
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