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LaCie Announces FastKey, Lightning Fast USB 3.0 Flash Drive

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  1. btarunr

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    Today LaCie announces the smallest SSD USB 3.0 drive, delivering speeds up to 260MB/s – LaCie FastKey. Small enough to hide in the palm of your hand, LaCie's FastKey can transfer 1000 mp3 or five DIVX files in less than 60 seconds.

    While the FastKey can perform up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0, its peak performance goes far beyond that. Combining the performance of SSD, USB 3.0 and DRAM cache technology, the FastKey can write small files up to 100 times faster than your average USB 2.0 hard drive.

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    "With most flash drives, transferring a large number of photos and mp3 files can take a few minutes," said Luc Pierart, Business Unit Manager, Personal Storage, LaCie. "With the Fastkey, transferring small files is immediate. You can back up or share your music and photo libraries as you head out the door."

    Compact Metal Design
    Combining the highly robust solid-state flash technology, with sturdy aluminum casing, the FastKey ensures your data is as safe as it is mobile. But don't mistake its high capacity for a 2.5" mobile SSD. The LaCie FastKey packs 120GB into a sleek flash drive (measuring just 26cm3) with no wasted space. And with the included strap, users can secure the FastKey to a keychain or bag for additional on-the-go convenience.

    Full Data Protection
    The LaCie FastKey not only protects data from the outside, it includes software AES 256-bit encryption – so your data is secure no matter how it's used. Simply choose the amount of capacity you want to encrypt, and access it with a custom password. Now you can pass the FastKey to colleagues and friends and know your personal files are secure. If privacy is a priority, you can encrypt the full capacity.

    For even more storage and sharing options, the LaCie FastKey also comes with 4GB of secure online storage from Wuala.

    Product Highlights:
    • Lightning-fast speeds up to 260 MB/s
    • World's smallest SSD USB 3.0 drive
    • Ultra-secure AES 256-bit encryption
    • Stylish and sturdy metal casing

    Availability
    The LaCie FastKey is available in 30GB, 60GB and 120GB capacities through the LaCie Online Store, LaCie Corner, and LaCie Reseller+ starting at $149.99.
  2. Easy Rhino

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    $150 for a 30gig flash drive that supposedly does "up to" 260MBps is interesting.
  3. TheLostSwede

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    So it's an SSD in a stick then...
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    Official review please?!?

    Seriously - this thing looks HOT on paper, but we need to see some proper Burst & sustained performance stats - Anyone want to send me one?

    I'll gladly writeup a review :)
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    looks great, though given my history with flashdrives, ill wait for it to come down in price cause im pretty sure i will lose it somewhere
  6. Easy Rhino

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    120 gigs of flash drive goodness at those speeds would really make it easy to transfer and transport massive blu-ray rips to friends houses. of course, you could use it for official business, but what fun is that? :laugh:
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    Looks really fast in that third photo -- you can even see the lines coming off it!

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  9. Easy Rhino

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    they should have painted flames on it as well :laugh:
    mdm-adph and caleb say thanks.
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    looks good to me, what a premium USB3.0 stick SHOULD be.
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    What are the write speeds? Up to 260MB/s is a little vague.

    Glad to see more USB 3.0 sticks making it to market at least.

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