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SuperTalent Introduces USB 3.0 Flash Drive at Less Than $15

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Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced that their new USB 3.0 Express Duo has broken the $15 price barrier.

The fastest USB 2.0 flash drives are limited to a maximum READ speed of approximately 32MB/s. Super Talent’s new USB 3.0 Express Duo can top over 67MB/s when plugged into a USB 3.0 port, yet remains fully-backward compatible to USB 2.0… and for about the same price. Starting today, Super Talent will begin offering the 8GB USB 3.0 Express DUO for $14 and the 16GB version for only $29!

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This is very very smart on their part, they will no doubt sell a Sh!(f)t load of these... I know after seeing the capacity, price, and USB 3.0 I will be picking up at least four of the 16GB ones to swap over to from my older ones
 
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RAAAAAAAGE!!!

I bought an 8GB USB 2.0 SanDisk not too long ago.
 
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Very nice! I'm still not 100% happy with the speed, I KNOW they can do a little better, BUT It is still good & faster than the average by far, and the price is GREAT :)

Will probably get one, just hope we see bigger than 16GB sometime soon.
 
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great idea and very awesome deal, im ready to pick up one when it release
 
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Might pick up one of these.
 
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This I would actually buy, any idea when it will be available for sale ?
 
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Shame the write speed isn't that much faster than the best USB 2.0 drives, BUT it's only $14/29, so it's really hard to complain... especially as most USB 2.0 drives with that kind of write speed is 2-3x the cost of this.
 
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WOW! cheaper than most USB 2.0

I'll definitively get one... just tell me where lol
 
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WOW! cheaper than most USB 2.0

I'll definitively get one... just tell me where lol
Super Talent Corp = eWiz/SuperBiiz = a couple of other companies (particularly on eBay).
 
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yea I already checked ewiz as that is where I usually check for supertalent stuff... never checked Ebay
 
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From what I've thread, the following eBay stores: gadgetsea, pcwarriors, memwizard, mp3superstore, and gigworld are all affiliated with eWiz.

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I'm looking at my next thumb drive :)
 
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The price is certainly good, especially for a USB 3.0 drive. $14 for 8GB. 8GB here in Slovenia is mostly starting at 18€ and up...
 

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It's great to see such a low priced usb3 flash drive, i admit i would like a little more speed but 16gb for $30 i can't complain about speed.

Now i just hope that the unlocked sandy bridge processors are not stupidly expensive so they make me want a new motherboard with usb3 :D
 

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Nice. the prices are coming down faster than I thought they would. I have a 16GB Express Drive USB 3.0 and love it.
 
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Great...but the question is, what's the catch ?

I'm used to getting ripped off by companies but this is new.
 
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say what? i need one has i don't own any flash drives and my ext just broke
 
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$14? Oh wow, that's a great price. I could use a 8GB flash drive... Hmmm....
 
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Perfect for a USB-based Linux install?
 

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WOW that is damn cheap especially for the new tech with USB 3.0 Too bad I don't have a USB 3.0 port but Ill be damn Imma get one and then when I eventually upgrade it will make it worth it. 14 bucks for 8 gbs is the cheapest I have ever seen!
 
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Any idea what the Read/Write would be on USB2.0 for one of these? I'm thinking this may be faster than any of the regular USB2.0 flash drives anyway, not even using the USB3.0 features (not going to be switching to a USB3.0 board or shoving a PCIe card in for a while).
 
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Any idea what the Read/Write would be on USB2.0 for one of these? I'm thinking this may be faster than any of the regular USB2.0 flash drives anyway, not even using the USB3.0 features (not going to be switching to a USB3.0 board or shoving a PCIe card in for a while).
No. Performance will most likely be exactly the same as all other USB 2.0 devices when used as a 2.0 device. USB 2.0 is the limiting factor here. Most hardware can exceed 2.0 speeds, but since that's the interface all flash drives use, they all are subjected to the same bottleneck.


So does anyone know where these are sold? I would buy one right now if I had a link. This is one of the best things I've seen in a while. Faster than USB 2.0 flash drives? Hellz yeah! :D