This week, memory company Patriot unveiled a new USB 3.0 drive that, thanks to its single USB SuperSpeed chip, can transfer data at speeds up to 100MB/s.
Les Henry, Patriot’s VP of Engineering, said: “Patriot is one of the first companies to integrate a native single-chip USB 3.0 flash memory controller. By pairing the controller with our Quad-Channel technology, we’re able to maximize performance with the Supersonic series,” says Les Henry, Patriot Memory’s Vice President of Engineering. “We are able to shrink the physical size of the USB 3.0 flash drives for even greater portability.”
Clad in aluminum, the new Supersonic flash drive is rated for up to 15Gs of drop force. Available in both 32 and 64GB quantities early next year, Patriot is keeping mum on prices while letting some details slip. Sequential read speeds are expected to hit 100MB/s while write speeds will rise to 70MB/s.