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Active Media Products Announces Aviator 312 Line of SuperSpeed USB 3.0 External SSDs


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Active Media Products, manufacturer of SSDs and innovative USB drives, today announced the Aviator 312 line of SuperSpeed USB 3.0 external SSDs. SuperSpeed USB 3.0 supports transfer speeds up to 4.8Gbits/sec -- ten times faster than USB 2.0. A312 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 external SSDs take advantage of USB 3.0's massive bandwidth, delivering unprecedented transfer speeds in an extremely compact mobile flash storage device. Measuring less than 3 inches long and only 0.2 inches thin, the A312 is smaller than a credit card and is designed to fit in a pocket. A312 SSDs can save a 25GB full-length HD movie in about two minutes. What used to take an hour to save will take only seconds with the A312 thanks to its scorching write speeds of up to 160 MB/s and read speeds up to 240 MB/s.

Aviator 312 SSDs are designed for external use, and include a carrying pouch and a USB 3.0 Micro-B cable for connection to any USB port. The 312 is fully backward compatible; it works in any USB 2.0 or 1.1 port, but requires a SuperSpeed port to reach its full performance capabilities. Unlike many other high speed external storage devices, the A312 does not require a separate power source. It draws all the power it needs directly from the USB bus. The A312 will be offered in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities.

Jerry Thomson, vice president of sales at Active Media Products commented, "Aviator 312 SSDs are a ground-breaking product with performance that is eight to ten times faster than today's fastest USB 2.0 flash drives. For anyone who doesn't have hours to waste copying large files there's nothing that comes close to the Aviator 312's speed". Aviator 312 SSDs will begin shipping this quarter through Amazon at expected retail prices of $89, $119 and $209 for the 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB models respectively.

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Lol, not that I'm a fan on Lacie on this type of hardware, but hell I'd love to see what they come up with on those huge storage devices. Although, this compared to those is still in nice price line.
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i wonder how fast it is compared to a SSD with ESATA? Or well normal SATA lol!
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They better be Indilinx.
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Looks fantastic - Now we just need a little competition to work those prices down a touch, and I'll be over it.

Will one be able to boot an OS off of a USB3 device i whonder? or will it be prone to the same "BUS-Reassigning" issues that USB2 suffers?


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now THIS is what i'm talking about.

USB 2.0 for now, 3.0 when it hits, and a drive with the power to make it worthwhile.
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Looks fantastic - Now we just need a little competition to work those prices down a touch, and I'll be over it.

Will one be able to boot an OS off of a USB3 device i whonder? or will it be prone to the same "BUS-Reassigning" issues that USB2 suffers?

Well, of course you can boot from USB, it's Windows that doesn't play nice though. And since USB3 is fully backwards compatible I'm guessing it works mostly in the same way and thus Windows won't play nice with it.