Although this gadget looks like a conventional thumb drive, it’s actually a much higher-performance solid-state drive. It uses eight banks of flash memory, a solid-state drive controller, and a USB 3.0 interface to provide up to 100 gigabytes of storage, with write speeds about five to 10 times those of a typical thumb drive.
Product: USB 3.0 Express RC8
Cost: $65 to $270
Companies: Super Talent Technology
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