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Buffalo Unveils USB Flash Drives with Built-in Malware Protection

Buffalo released the RUF2-JVS series of USB flash drives, which come with built-in virus and malware protection, powered by Trend Micro. The drives have slide-out USB connectors, and measure 21 (W) x 55 (H) x 9 (D) mm, weighing 15 g. The drive uses USB 2.0 standard, and comes in capacities of 4, 8, and 16 GB. The embedded Trend Micro USB security software prevents viruses and malware from being copied onto the drive. The RUF2-JVS drives from Buffalo Technology will reach markets in mid-July.

Source: Softpedia

A-Data Unveils C003 Ultra-Slim USB Flash Drive

ADATA Technology today unveiled its latest skinny frame C003 USB flash drive with merely 7.5 mm in thickness. With the advanced technology facilitates C003 in a super miniaturized size and only 10 grams in weight.

With the ultra-compact size and light weight, users can easily enjoy transfer experience anytime, anywhere at their precious moment. Apart from its ultra-slim size, C003 generates all practical functions from classic USB flash drives as its three hallmarks: Compact size, easy operation and price- wise. Meanwhile, the C003 is conveniently designed with a strap hole so that users could make it as a decoration or accessory hooking on to a keychain or a mobile phone. Featuring cute strawberry red and sparkling lavender blue in C003 conveys an animate impression and lasting brand value to customers through these two highly saturated colors. Hot plug-and-play ready and available in 2GB~32 GB, the C003 serves more than just a storage device but also a unique taste for fashion. C003 is born to blend a functional device into a trendy accessory with its simplicity.

Transcend Introduces New White JetFlash Retractable USB Flash Drives

Transcend Information, Inc., a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, is pleased to introduce the newest member of its JetFlash family- the JetFlash 530 retractable USB flash drive. With its bright white case, multiple color and capacity options, and a capless retractable design that protects the drive and its contents, the stylish yet tough JetFlash 530 is a durable and convenient tool for storing, transferring, and sharing multimedia and more.

Thanks to its use of ultrasonic welding technology, the sleek and stylish JetFlash 530 USB flash drive is also rugged enough to withstand a few bumps and falls. Created specifically for users with active lifestyles, the JetFlash 530 comes in five lively bright colors that match its adorable gloss-white case: orange, red, blue, green and purple. The drive also sports an LED indicator light that blinks during file transfer and features simple Plug and Play operation, allowing users to easily store and share their files. With its refined design and large storage capacity (up to 32GB), the JetFlash 530 is a USB flash drive that users will never get tired of using.

Patriot Launches Shattered Horizon Bundles

Patriot Memory, a global pioneer in high-performance memory, NAND flash and computer technology, as a part of their year long 25 year anniversary celebration, today announced an exclusive software licensing and bundling agreement with Futuremark, granting rights to manufacture and market products bundled with the multiplayer first-person shooter, Shattered Horizon.

Patriot is now offering select capacities of the popular Xporter USB Flash Drive products bundled with the zero gravity first-person shooter, Shattered Horizon. The Shattered Horizon bundle will include a Steam download code enabling users to easily download and install the game and then jump into the action. The first Shattered Horizon bundles will be 8GB and 16GB USB Flash Drives easily recognized by their unique packaging featuring design elements from the Shattered Horizon game. Additional Patriot products will be bundled with Shattered Horizon and introduced at a later time.

Transcend Announces JetFlash 330 USB Flash Drive

Transcend Information, Inc., a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, today announced the release of its JetFlash 330 USB flash drive, the latest addition to its JetFlash series. The stylish white JetFlash 330 offers efficient data transfer and ample storage capacity of up to 16GB, making it easier than ever to carry hundreds of personal documents, photos and music anytime, anywhere.

The sleek, porcelain-like JetFlash 330 USB flash drive works well with any style. It features a white gloss finish embellished with an adorable color band indicating its storage capacity, and a bright LED indicator that flashes during data transfer activity. The JetFlash 330 weighs only 8.5 grams, making it lightweight enough to carry around and easy to slip into the user’s pocket or purse.

Transcend Ships JetFlash 500 Retractable USB Flash Drive

Transcend Information, Inc., a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, today launched its JetFlash 500 retractable USB flash drive. The stylish JetFlash 500 features a smooth sliding USB connector that eliminates the need for caps and effortlessly extends and retracts with a simple flick of the thumb. With its user-friendly capless design, various color and capacity options and smooth contoured shape, the JetFlash 500 is an ideal portable storage solution for users with busy and active lifestyles.

Losing USB end caps can be quite annoying, not to mention the inconvenience of taking the cap on and off every time the drive is used. For extra convenience and protection, Transcend’s JetFlash 500 flash drive is designed with an innovative extension and retraction mechanism that enables users to bring out or hide the connector with a single flick of the thumb. The JetFlash 500’s capless design not only keeps dust and debris out of the drive, but also ensures there is no cap to misplace or lose. For further peace of mind, the JetFlash 500 is solidly built to withstand a few bumps and falls, so users can be sure its USB connector will never become loose, fall out, or accidentally slip back into the drive when plugging it into a computer.

Corsair Announces 32GB Flash Voyager Mini

Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer and flash memory products, today announced the addition of a 32GB model to its award-winning Flash Voyager Mini line of USB flash drives. The increased capacity allows a huge number of movies, music, photos and personal documents to be stored in a format that’s one third the size of typical USB Flash drives.

“USB flash drive users love the convenience and ruggedness of the Flash Voyager Mini form factor,” stated John Beekley, VP of Technical Marketing at Corsair. “The increase in density to 32GB allows users to carry their digital world with them at all times on this compact drive.”

Patriot Readies Bolt USB Flash Drive With Native AES Encryption

Patriot Memory is readying a new USB flash drive called Patriot Bolt, which features native 128-bit AES data encryption. To protect data, the drive formats itself after 10 consecutive failed attempts to unlock it with its password. The Bolt is a USB 2.0 flash drive with read/write speeds of 27 MB/s and 13 MB/s, respectively, and comes in capacities between 8 and 64 GB (including 16 GB, and 32 GB). Prices range from 25.90 EUR, all the way up to 310 EUR.

Source: Le Comptior du Hardware

Corsair Announces Flash Padlock 2 Secure USB Flash Drive

Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer and flash memory products, today announced the availability of its new Flash Padlock 2 secure USB flash drive. This unique USB flash drive is very cleverly and comprehensively designed to protect your critical business or personal data from unwanted exposure.

The Flash Padlock 2 employs two security technologies for superb data protection. The first of these technologies is a user-definable personal identification number or PIN. To unlock the drive and access the data, this PIN is entered using the drive’s integrated numeric keypad. The Flash Padlock 2 cannot be accessed without correctly entering the PIN for that individual drive. The second technology used is secure 256-bit AES data encryption of the drive contents. 256-bit AES is recognized worldwide by both corporations and governments as the premier standard for data protection, and its use in the Flash Padlock 2 ensures that data protection cannot be compromised by disassembling the drive to gain access to the flash ICs.

Kingston Digital Ships First 256GB USB Flash Drive in the U.S.

Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the release of DataTraveler 310, the first 256GB USB Flash drive in the United States. The DataTraveler 310 replaces the 256GB DataTraveler 300, released in July 2009 to the Asia/Pacific and Europe, Middle East and Africa regions.

“We saw an opportunity to push the capacity envelope for USB Flash drives in the marketplace. Customer feedback and our research determined that this is a great solution for designers, engineers and architects who have a need to easily store and transport large data files,” said Andrew Ewing, USB business manager, Kingston. “For the enthusiast who wants easy access to their full media library, the DataTraveler 310 can store up to 365 CDs, 54 DVDs or 51,000 images*. This device makes an entire collection of data easily portable.”

Transcend Launches JetFlash 620 USB Flash Drive, Offer 256-bit AES Encryption

Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, announced the release of its JetFlash 620 USB flash drive. The JetFlash 620 features compact portability, fast transfer speeds and built-in 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) security, making it ideal for carrying, storing and securing important digital files against unauthorized access.

The JetFlash 620 comes bundled with Transcend`s exclusive JetFlash SecureDrive software that helps safeguard users` confidential data by creating a private, password-protected area on their JetFlash drive. Once enabled, nobody but the password owner will be able to see or access files stored within the secure Private Zone. For extra convenience and security, the JetFlash 620 also allows users to easily resize the Private Zone and frequently change their password, ensuring that their sensitive data never falls into the hands of hackers, nosy co-workers, curious family members or identity thieves.

Silicon Power Announces the New Helios 101 Series USB Flash Drives

Flash memory module leader, Silicon Power today announces their brand new Helios 101 series USB flash drive. Available in apple green and ocean blue, the new Helios 101 series utilizes natural colors on polished aluminum casing that is sandblasted for the ultimate shine. This combination gives the Helios 101 an extraterrestrial aura feel only seen in the movies! Silicon Power’s Helios 101 strives for a futuristic, fashionable, simple and finger-print proof design. It is thin, light and suited for the fashion conscious user!

Distinguishing itself from Silicon Power’s four other product lines: Touch, LuxMini, Ultima and Unique series. The aim of the Helios series is to complement the existing product lines so Silicon Power can offer users a complete range of USB flash drives. Whether you are in the market to buy a USB flash drive for speed, looks, practicality or the ultimate flagship model, Silicon Power’s got it all!

Kingston Digital Launches New Ultra-Secure USB Flash Drive

Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the release of the DataTraveler 5000 USB Flash drive. The DataTraveler 5000 is FIPS 140-2 Level 2 certified with Level 3 pending, and features 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption. It uses XTS cipher mode and also uses elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) algorithms to meet Suite B standards approved by the U.S. government.

"The DataTraveler 5000 delivers unsurpassed levels of security and encryption to government and enterprise customers," said Mark Akoubian, business manager, Secure USB Products, Kingston. "This portable data solution represents state-of-the-art data protection while providing end users with the simplicity of plug and play."

Transcend Introduces JetFlash 600 High-Speed USB Flash Drive

Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, is proud to introduce the JetFlash 600, the newest member of its highly acclaimed USB flash drive family. The JetFlash 600 combines a lightweight, streamlined design and ample storage capacity, and features high-speed dual-channel technology for faster storing, transferring, and sharing of multimedia files.

Thanks to its use of advanced dual-channel technology, the JetFlash 600 transfers data in the fast lane, featuring an ultra fast 200x read speeds of up to 32MB/sec and write speeds of up to 18 MB/sec. With true plug-and-play functionality, the JetFlash 600 can be quickly recognized and accessed by simply plugging it into the USB port of any computer. The drive’s USB interface requires no other external power source or driver. Just plug it in and it is ready to use!

Team Group to Launch the brand new X091 USB Flash Drive with 128GB Storage

Team Group will launch at the end of 2009 the brand new X091 USB disk. The disk with super capacity of up to 128GB running at high speed provides businesspersons with more space to store more data and files. In addition to high speed, high capacity, shock absorbency and silence, the X091 has a slide USB connector design for protecting the transfer interface and more convenient use, marking the thoughtful and crafty design of Team Group.

In addition to the excellent functionality, the X091 has an extraordinary appearance design featuring sandblasted treatment on a chessboard-like pattern that marks out the convergence and coolness of the disk, like an extraordinary knight riding across the chessboard. The X091 is offered from 16GB to 128GB for users to choose from to meet their demands for storing music, movies, documents and graphic files. The 4-channel design delivers a reading speed up to 200 times. With a maximum read/write speed of 30-34 MB/sec and 25-31 MB/sec, the X091 is evidently a USB disk integrating cool appearance and stunning functionality.

Kingston Digital Ships Secure, Affordable USB Flash Drive

Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the release of the DataTraveler Locker+ USB Flash drive. The DataTraveler Locker+ allows companies of any size to secure mobile data with the ease and confidence of knowing that their data is encrypted and safe. The DataTraveler Locker+ also comes at a lower cost in times of shrinking IT budgets, making it ideal for budget-conscious companies.

"Kingston created this drive to address the rise in data loss and theft which has been a growing problem with expensive consequences. This device gives companies a solution that is not only affordable but provides peace of mind in securing mobile data," said Mark Akoubian, business manager, Secure USB Products, Kingston. "The DataTraveler Locker+ encrypts 100 percent of the contents and is available at a price point that is very attractive for all entities looking to comply with corporate security policies."

Corsair Announces New Flash Survivor GT Family of USB Flash Drives

Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer and flash memory products, today announced two new Flash Survivor GT USB flash drives. The new drives are available in capacities of 32GB and 64GB, and feature the same ultra-durable metal housing found on all Flash Survivor models, along with the signature red GT highlights.

“The Flash Survivor GT is the ultimate flash drive for users requiring both high speed and extreme ruggedness,” said John Beekley, VP of Technical Marketing at Corsair. “These drives will carry your data and media into the harshest environment and still provide rock-solid protection.”

Silicon Power Introduces LuxMini 920 64 GB USB Flash Drive

Flash memory manufacturer leader, Silicon Power debut their flagship USB flash drive earlier this year, the LuxMini 920. It featured ultra fast read (maximum 200x) and write speed. Straight out of the gate, Silicon Power’s LuxMini 920 received rave reviews and was awarded ”Original Design” from iXBT Labs and won the top honor ~ Product of the Month, a five-star review from PC Magazine, Russia. To continue its success, Silicon Power announced today (11/4), the LuxMini 920 storage capacity will be boosted up to 64GB. Retaining its elegant looks and the 200X high speed transfer rate, it is currently one of the most attractive and the fastest USB flash drives in its class.

The maximum 200X read (30MB/sec) transfer rate is a feature accomplished only by a few USB flash drives in the market. With modern day high definition digital devices, the captured data capacity have increased daramtically. Whether it be recorded audio or pictures, the 200x speed can signigicantly reduce the time it takes to copy data. Apart from LuxMini 920’s ultra fast read speed, its write speed is no slow either. When compared with most USB flash drives on the market, it is roughly 3~6x faster at a maximum speed of 20MB/sec.

Active Media Products Ships Eco-Friendly Koala USB Flash Drive

Active Media Products, manufacturer of SSDs and innovative USB drives, today began shipping an eco-friendly silicone rubber Koala drive, that is both waterproof and shock resistant, in capacities from 2GB to 16GB.

The Koala drive is exceptionally rugged. The sealed COB style USB drive has a soft silicone rubber outer casing that provides outstanding protection from the elements and protects the drive if it is dropped or banged around. "Customers will enjoy the Koala drive's durability as much as its stylish design." commented Active Media Products' VP of Sales, Jerry Thomson. "The Koala drive merges form with function, and the result is an awesome little product with great visual appeal and a soft tactile feel that protects its contents much better than most USB drives".

Mushkin Prepares the Mulholland USB Flash Drive

Mushkin is preparing a new lineup of flash drives under the banner of Mulholland Drive. These generic-looking USB flash drives come with a black main-unit and transparent cap. It comes in five variants based on capacity: 2 GB (MKNUFDMH2GB), 4 GB (MKNUFDMH4GB), 8 GB (MKNUFDMH8GB), 16 GB (MKNUFDMH16GB), and 32 GB (MKNUFDMH32GB). Beyond this, the company hasn't given out any more information, except for boasting of "incredible read/write speeds" on offer.

Lexar Media Launches Enterprise-Class JumpDrive SAFE FIPS-Validated USB Flash Drives

Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, announced today the launch of the Lexar JumpDrive SAFE S3000 FIPS and JumpDrive SAFE S3000 USB flash drives. The FIPS 140-2, Level 3-validated, enterprise-class drives, co-developed with Gemalto, are the first to protect critical data with smart card-based security featuring continuous AES 256-bit hardware encryption and a waterproof composite metal housing that meets military 810-F waterproof standards. These security features offer unparalleled data protection without requiring driver or software installation and are an ideal data storage solution for military, government, and enterprise organizations.

"The JumpDrive SAFE S3000 line of secure USB flash drives safeguard information with unsurpassed data protection technology and enterprise-class features that can be easily integrated into any business environment," explained Jyh Chau, senior product marketing manager, Lexar Media. "The receipt of the FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validation is further proof that the advanced data security capabilities, coupled with the smart card technology, make the JumpDrive SAFE S3000 line among the most secure USB flash drives available today."

Kingston and SPYRUS Partner to Deliver Maximum Data Security for Enterprises and Govt

Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it has partnered with SPYRUS, Inc., the leader in the development and manufacturing of advanced hardware-based encryption, authentication, and digital content security products. Under the partnership, Kingston Digital will incorporate patented Secured by SPYRUSâ„¢ technology into its Kingston DataTraveler USB Flash drives to deliver unsurpassed levels of security and encryption to government bodies and enterprises worldwide.

"SPYRUS hardware-based security was specifically designed to protect sensitive Department of Defense data, and we are proud to join with Kingston to introduce the strongest security protection available for government and enterprise markets in over 100 countries," said, Burt Tregub, Vice-President of Corporate Development for SPYRUS. "Our proven technologies surpass all others to protect customer data against the proliferation of cyber crime, cyber attacks and data loss."

Kingston Increases Speed on DataTraveler 410 USB Flash Drive

Kingston Technology Europe Ltd, a subsidiary of Kingston Technology Corporation, today announced it is increasing read and write speeds on its Kingston DataTraveler 410 USB Flash drive to 20 MB/sec. read and write. Shipping in capacities up to 32GB, the speedy DataTraveler 410 allows for faster file transfers and is password protected to help keep data secure.

The faster read and write speeds make the DataTraveler 410 the ideal drive for high-definition photos, large documents, presentations, music, videos and other data. It includes SecureTraveler software, which allows users to create and access a password-protected area of the drive called the “Privacy Zone.”

Transcend Releases JetFlash V70 Rugged USB Flash Drive

To offer a greater selection to suit the diverse needs of different customers, Transcend Information, Inc., a global leader in storage and multimedia products, recently released a brand new Anti-Shock USB Flash Drive-the JetFlash V70. The drive is made out of a durable eco-friendly rubber that makes it highly resistant to survive shock, splashes and dust. Created with sporty outdoor adventurers in mind, the JetFlash V70 allows users to express their individuality and unique personal style with attractive bright color schemes.

Unlike USB flash drives that are made of plastic or metal materials, Transcend's JetFlash V70 is made of eco-friendly silicone rubber that provides a pleasant tactile feel and offers excellent protection for stored data while working, exercising, or traveling outdoors. For added piece of mind, the JetFlash V70 fully meets rigorous U.S. military drop-test standards (MIL-STD-810F 516.5-Transit Drop), literally making it one of the most robust USB Flash Drives available. The V70 also has an eye-catching streamlined shape and vivid bright colors that set it apart from the normal USB flash drive crowd. Additionally, the JetFlash V70 is equipped with a unique tethered cap holder that prevents it from getting lost when removed from the drive during file transfer.

Corsair Launches World's Fastest High Capacity USB Flash Drive

Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer memory, power supplies and flash memory products, including solid-state drives, today announced the 128GB Flash Voyager GT, the world's fastest 128GB USB flash drive.

The newest Flash Voyager GT is based upon a revolutionary design that employs a unique dual-controller architecture to achieve SLC-levels of performance using MLC NAND flash memory. The 128GB Flash Voyager GT is able to achieve read speeds of up to 32MB/sec and write speeds of up to 25.6MB/sec, with the limiting factor effectively being the speed of the USB 2.0 bus and operating system overhead.
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