Thursday, October 23rd 2014

VisionTek Introduces High-Performance Pocket-Sized USB 3.0 SSDs

VisionTek Products LLC (VisionTek), a leading manufacturer of award-winning, high-performance upgrades and accessories for PCs and Macs, today announced the new VisionTek USB Pocket SSD line of thumb drive-sized Solid State Drives for creative professionals, IT power users, and performance enthusiasts seeking ultra-fast media and large file transfers. Offering speed, reliability, and storage capacity that rivals factory installed and aftermarket internal SSDs, the VisionTek Flash Drive can be used with nearly any Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux based system with a USB 3.0/2.0 interface.

More Than an Ordinary Thumb Drive
While it's sized like an ordinary thumb drive sporting a USB 3.0 connector, the VisionTek USB Pocket SSD's aircraft-grade aluminum housing contains a fully functional Solid State Drive featuring a high-performance LSI SandForce controller that delivers up to 455 MB/s reads and up to 440 MB/s writes... nearly double the speed of other flash drives. Plus, by installing Windows 8/8.1 on it, the VisionTek USB Pocket SSD can provide a bootable, fully functional Windows environment for an "office-on-the-go" solution.
Uses the Common USB Port
Millions of computers have been put into use since the USB 3.0 interface was introduced in 2008. That means the VisionTek USB Pocket SSD can be plugged into a computer nearly anywhere in the world and use the computer's USB bus power to save or share work files, movies, images, music libraries, and more.

Nearly 4x More Storage Capacity for Tablets
With today's most popular tablet computers offering a maximum of 64 GB of internal storage, the VisionTek USB Pocket SSD can be used as a high-capacity external storage upgrade to increase storage capabilities by up to nearly 4x more.

Run Windows On A Mac
Whether you're a fan of PC games, want to run a specialty Windows only app, or are a web designer needing to confirm your work looks correct, the VisionTek USB Pocket SSD offers the best of both operating system worlds. Just by downloading and installing Boot Camp drivers along with a legal copy of Windows 8 or higher, the VisionTek USB Pocket SSD can boot a full Windows environment without having to partition your internal drive. Jump from an iMac to a Mac mini to a Mac Pro without having to copy settings, files, or configurations.

Multiple Uses for Multiple Users
The VisionTek USB Pocket SSD offers the flexibility to be used for specific needs:
  • Create a custom user environment with approved videos, games, etc. for young children.
  • High-speed backup.
  • Download and save uncompressed HD content.
  • Backup drive for photographers/videographers. Shoot on SD card, transfer to computer for editing, save on VisionTek USB Pocket SSD for accessibility anywhere.
  • Bootable drive to run the Windows desktop and apps on other PCs and Macs.
Pricing & Availability
Both the 120 GB ($109.99 MSRP) and 240 GB ($174.99 MSRP) models are designed and built in the US and are available immediately directly from VisionTek, select e-tailers such as Newegg, Tiger Direct, and Dell; and national distributors such as Ingram Micro and D&H. For more information on the new line of portable SSDs from VisionTek, as well as their existing line of 2.5" and PCIe SSDs and accessories, visit: www.visiontek.com/solid-state-drives.html.
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11 Comments on VisionTek Introduces High-Performance Pocket-Sized USB 3.0 SSDs

#1
Diagrafeas
Looks exactly the same as Mushkin Ventura Ultra.
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#2
erocker
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I would love for this to be tested to see what kind of bandwidth it gets.
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#3
P4-630
I may buy one when I run out of storage on my laptop. I hope they will be available soon in Europe.
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#4
buildzoid
erockerI would love for this to be tested to see what kind of bandwidth it gets.
Linus tested it
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#5
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
the little rubber nub covering is a poor design choice.
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#6
SaltyFish
Seems to be from the same OEM as the Mushkin Enhanced Ventura Ultra drives. It'd be really attractive if this is a revision with better heat management (and thus less throttling), but I suspect it's still the same insides.
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#7
DayKnight
DiagrafeasLooks exactly the same as Mushkin Ventura Ultra.
SaltyFishSeems to be from the same OEM as the Mushkin Enhanced Ventura Ultra drives. It'd be really attractive if this is a revision with better heat management (and thus less throttling), but I suspect it's still the same insides.
ReaderThey are ALREADY same. Not only looks. There are similar products in the market.
What a FREAKING HUGE JOKE!.

This is like some group mass producing these drives and offering (these) companies to buy and sell them under their names. In the case of Mushkin, no name.

I wont be surprised that his 'visionary' crap has the exact set of problems as the Mushkin. I am not convinced by Linus's review.

I am disgusted.
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#8
WildChild2
Same case but different thermal management so the Visiontek model doesn't overheat and throttle down in speed. LinusTechTips reviewed it and it was fast!
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#9
DayKnight
WildChild2Same case but different thermal management so the Visiontek model doesn't overheat and throttle down in speed. LinusTechTips reviewed it and it was fast!
Sorry. I and hopefully no one will believes this. Give proof.

Even the one in the video has the sticker coming off. 3rd class job.
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#10
WildChild2
Hmm...one would think that after delay intro after Mushkin, they would have worked heat issue out. Supposedly they ran extensive file transfer tests (call 'em) to make sure no slow down. Linus was throwing drive around in video but also goes to show wasn't a "cherry-picked" sample. Hope future reviews find that this is all that it's claimed to be. Seems like just the video out for now...
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#11
vega22
i have the 120gb mushkin and it does 350mb/s +

i would not like the lager ones as they must get much warmer than this.
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