Wednesday, August 7th 2013

Integral Memory Announce Sleek, High-Speed, Metal USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Memory and storage specialist Integral has launched the Fusion USB 3.0 Flash Drive. Measuring a tiny 21 x 12 x 4.5 mm and weighing only 3g, Fusion 3.0 is one of the smallest flash drives in the world.

The Fusion 3.0 Drive meets the demand for high-speed, high-capacity storage, in a compact and stylish flash drive. The low profile and non-protruding design makes the Fusion 3.0 ideal for "leave-in" multimedia environments such as Smart TVs, home and car audio, game consoles, laptops and tablets. The drive has been designed to fit easily and safely onto a key ring.

Describing the Fusion 3.0, Integral's Senior Project Manager Francesco Rivieccio said, "The Fusion 3.0 is a conveniently sized flash drive that despite its size, does not compromise on durability or performance."

Speed
The USB 3.0 technology allows the Fusion 3.0 to perform "SuperSpeed" data transfers which, according to internal testing produce read speeds of up to 140 MB/s and write speeds of up to 20 MB/s (32 GB capacity). Those speeds allow it to transfer an entire DVD quality movie in under a minute.

Compatibility
While more effective when used in USB 3.0 devices, such as new USB 3.0 compatible Ultrabooks, the Fusion 3.0 drive is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 devices.

Fusion 3.0 is compatible with:
  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8,
  • Mac OS X 10.2.8 and later
  • Android (with compatible USB driver/app)
Pricing and Availability
The Metal Fusion 3.0 is available from a number of online retailers including Amazon, MyMemory and KappTech. The 8 GB version is available for £7.99, the 16 GB version is available for £12.99 and the 32 GB version is available for £21 (All prices are approximate and include VAT).
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7 Comments on Integral Memory Announce Sleek, High-Speed, Metal USB 3.0 Flash Drive

#1
Prima.Vera
Nice, but why the writes are so crappy??
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#2
lZKoce
Prima.Vera said:
Nice, but why the writes are so crappy??
With that read speed, it can mean only one thing: it was inteded for people who are going to use it as a boot drive to install Windows from it :D :)
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#3
RejZoR
Since when does 20MB/s transfer entire DVD movie in under 1 minute?

4500MB / 20MBps = 225 seconds

That's almost 4 minutes. Video doesn't just magically appear on the USB drive, you have to copy to it first. And imo, WRITE speeds are the most important for USB drives, not read. Because read was never an issue, write was, which was and still is crap on most USB drives.

I like the USB drive though, it's small and nice looking and it's about time they start using USB 3.0. Even 20MB/s write is better than <10MB/s found on most of these tiny drives...
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#4
Galas
RejZoR said:
Since when does 20MB/s transfer entire DVD movie in under 1 minute?

4500MB / 20MBps = 225 seconds

That's almost 4 minutes. Video doesn't just magically appear on the USB drive, you have to copy to it first. And imo, WRITE speeds are the most important for USB drives, not read. Because read was never an issue, write was, which was and still is crap on most USB drives.

I like the USB drive though, it's small and nice looking and it's about time they start using USB 3.0. Even 20MB/s write is better than <10MB/s found on most of these tiny drives...
What t actually says is "Those speeds allow it to transfer an entire DVD quality movie in under a minute." as in, a DVD quality , significantly lower sized compressed movie.
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#5
Roph
RejZoR said:
Since when does 20MB/s transfer entire DVD movie in under 1 minute?

4500MB / 20MBps = 225 seconds

That's almost 4 minutes. Video doesn't just magically appear on the USB drive, you have to copy to it first. And imo, WRITE speeds are the most important for USB drives, not read. Because read was never an issue, write was, which was and still is crap on most USB drives.

I like the USB drive though, it's small and nice looking and it's about time they start using USB 3.0. Even 20MB/s write is better than <10MB/s found on most of these tiny drives...
It says DVD quality movie. So assuming whoever encoded it knows what they're doing, that's as little as ~300MB.
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#6
AsRock
TPU addict
Galas said:
What t actually says is "Those speeds allow it to transfer an entire DVD quality movie in under a minute." as in, a DVD quality , significantly lower sized compressed movie.
Just what i was thinking as they miss that part of information out, all so could be a bad quality as you do get them on DVD too.

They fail to say how long the movie is too.

Roph said:
It says DVD quality movie. So assuming whoever encoded it knows what they're doing, that's as little as ~300MB.
Could mean any thing..
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#7
silapakorn
Great, now I can lose it along with all my keys.
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