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Sony outs its first USB 3.0 drive

Super speedy and super shiny
Wed Jan 18 2012, 15:14

JAPANESE HARDWARE MAKER Sony has announced its Micro Vault Mach Superspeed USB 3.0 flash drive.

The shiny aluminium cased USB drive will offer read and write speeds of up to 120MB/s and 90MB/s, according to Sony. The drives will be available in 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities this month.

Sony Micro Vault Mach Superspeed USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Sony said, "Brand-new Micro Vault Mach is the first family of flash memory drives from Sony with Superspeed USB 3.0 technology for blazing performance that won't slow you down."

Of course Sony's Mach USB 3.0 flash drives will be backwards compatible with USB 2.0. They will support both Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. A retractable connector design keeps the connector from getting damaged and makes the device smaller, while an LED indicates drive activity.

Additional File Rescue and X-Pict Story software can be downloaded. The first does what you'd expect, recovering files deleted by mistake, and the latter enables presentation of photos stored on the drive. µ


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