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Oct 15, 2010

Expensive, Yet Fast Describes Iomega's USB 3.0 SSD Flash Drives

USB 3.0 is fast. Faster than standard 7200 RPM disks can handle. So how do you make external storage faster to better fill up the transfer pipe? By putting an SSD inside.

As expected, these USB 3.0 SSDs are both costly and small, compared to your normal USB 3.0 disks. You're getting a 1.8-inch drive in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB sizes for $230, $400 and $850, respectively. Normal folks that only need external backup of their photos and music for traveling on the road will want to stick with non-SSD type drives, but pros and people who need fast drives to supplement their laptops will find these useful. And at 1.8 inches, they're about phone-sized and can fit nicely into pockets.

All three drives will be released in early November. Iomega tells me that these SSDs are about twice as fast as 7200RPM USB 3.0 drives, and 10 times as fast as USB 2.0 drives.

55 comments:

Unlogic said...

wow, this looks nice !

ElChristo said...

Oh, cant wait to get my mits on one.

D.Eggert said...

Once USB 3.0 becomes mainstream on mobos, these will be an asset to everything!

TechnoMac said...

looks really good!, im thinking of getting one

Kyoun said...

Really cool stuff. First time I even hear about USB 3.0 *blush*

TheDude said...

That is quite expensive. Looks cool though.

The Situation said...

That's pretty crazy.

Mario said...

I'm for sure getting myself one.

Matt said...

Jesus. That's incredible.

Swift Love said...

whoa, the speed must be blinding on that

ilikeicecream said...

so techie

Beño said...

i prefer diskettes, they are awesome

MTL beer said...

Give it a year and the price will go down. Either way, it will be nice to FINALLY no longer have to rely on USB 2, because let's face it - it's just way too slow for today's needs (20mins to copy a gig of stuff? No thanks)

emosniper said...

WOW I DIDNT EVEN THINK USB 3.0 is OUT!!!! GOOGLE TIME!

ITS SHAUN'DRE said...

SSDs are still damned expensive :/

Hidden Blogger said...

Next machine I build will have an SSD.

Bob lehcror said...

Nice post, I wonder how long it will be until hey stop selling computers with U.S.B. 2.0
I read somewhere cisco have brought out a new router that blitzes the normal speed on the market.

Stav88os said...

Nice!:)

Igloo said...

that looks nice!

Ishu said...

Awesome...but expensiveee

wicked805er said...

wow lot of good info in the post

Zerron said...

kewl post, handy device

snoobyy said...

that looks sweet.

Delfin said...

i want one , but i dont want one

zman said...

looks good

kmartsmartsuperstar said...

What a sexy Solid State.

Woahbajeez said...

anybody know the data rate of SSD's?

Willow said...

Looks nice, but I still think SSD's are to new of a technology.

Not A Tourist said...

FASTER FASTER FASTER

zeN said...

can't wait, this is gonna be one nice ugprade

happybuffet said...

Damn. I'm excited.

zman said...

excited about this

Drackar said...

Maan i wish i could dump that kinda cash on a small drive.

Lil' Rocker Flower said...

When I rule over my future empire, surely I will have one of this devices.,

That Stoner Kid said...

nice camera

Katie Greene said...

i'm holding out for firewire 1200

MacPCharmony said...

these will be so fast!

Mr. Black said...

These are amazing... I'll definitely have to look into getting one in the future.

Vai said...

outta my price range, but still cool.

Galwarrior said...

I need a new flash drive soon. A bit too expensive for me tho :p

wishbear said...

Whaaat USB 3.0?? Thats gonna be crazy.

Hemera said...

Good technology but I'll wait for some time, till the price goes down.

Food said...

thanx for the info

Nikola Begedin said...

Nice! I want one!

lulz for me said...

Great post. Showing support!

Kartoffeln said...

Maybe I'll buy one when they're a bit cheaper

thecatzpajamas said...

if only i had the money ):

Pro said...

good bye 2.0

Acid said...

I want one, ill wait till they come down in price tho

rockStar said...

nice!

Audia4guy08 said...

Wooahh I'm Totally pumped about this. I had no idea usb 3.0 was even coming out.

Beavz0r said...

Size is what intrigues me the most, some of the externals you see out there for a fair price are just too inconveniently large.

Blinkin said...

I wonder how long it will take for the 3.0 to fully get accepted by all hardware corporations

Suciô Sanchez said...

Like Acid, I'll wait.

Applelove said...

3.0? I'm sooo behind the curve.