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EMTEC Portable SSD and SuperSpeed Flash Drive

Introduction USB storage is one of those somewhat mundane things that we use all the time without giving it much thought: Backups, sneaker-net transfers, boot devices for installing new OS’s, transportable cinema, you name it. Chances are, you have a number of these devices scattered about your desk, home or office. In all honesty, these devices have utterly revolutionized portable storage, replacing Floppy Disks of all types, Zip Drives, write-able CD’s and in many cases write-able DVD’s and Blu-Ray disks. While USB 1 and USB 2 versions of these devices may have wowed us for a brief instant in time, it wasn’t until the advent of USB 3 that external USB Storage came into its own. The theoretical transfer rates of USB 3 (5 Gb/s or 640 MB/s) coupled to NAND flash with its high read and write speeds make USB external storage as fast or faster than most spinning disks and some internal SSDs and the small size of these devices coupled with their low power requirements make them astonishingly capable. Booting from a floppy or CD/DVD is pretty painful. Booting from a USB 3 thumb drive is (in some cases) all but indistinguishable from booting from an internal HDD or SSD. So, it’s with a certain amount of excitement that I find myself in possession of not one, but two cool storage devices from EMTEC. The first is a 256 GB USB 3.0 Flash drive packaged in the traditional “Thumb Drive” format. The second is a 256 GB USB 3.0 Portable SSD. Yes, ...



 
 
 
 
 

Mushkin Ventura USB 3.0 64GB

Looking for a small flash drive that's speedy and affordable? The Mushkin Ventura 64GB sports a USB 3.0 interface to vastly improve performance, and this little drives pack a huge capacity onto a form factor that can fit onto your key ring. But what about performance? Around here, we think Performance is King, so just how fast is this flash drive from Mushkin? Let's find out.



 
 
 
 
 

Kingston DataTraveler Workspace 32GB

Didn't think you could run a portable version of Window 8, nevermind from a flash drive? Welcome to the future now. The DataTraveler Workspace not only allows Windows To Go, but the tech behind this little flash drive is very interesting; its USB 3.0 interface supports some blistering speeds because of the SSD SandForce controller onboard. Yes, the same controller found on desktop SSDs, except it's packed into a tiny form factor to put on your keyring here. Let's take a closer look.



 
 
 
 
 

PureOverclock’s Interview at Transcend with General Manager Clarence Chan and Marketing Director Leslie Garcia

As part of our ongoing efforts to connect with industry leaders in the tech world, we reached out to interview some of the premier manufacturers who might be able to educate us on various aspects of the industry. It is not every day you get an opportunity to visit a Premier Manufacturing Company like Transcend, a world class leader in the field of memory and consumer electronics. Along with my invitation I had the pleasure of touring their facility. After our tour, I sat down with the General Manager, Clarence Chan, and Marketing Director Leslie Garcia for an interview about Transcend. Before we jump into the Q & A, below is a bit of history about the company and its products, including a video.



 
 
 
 
 

Mach Xtreme MX-ES 16GB USB 3.0

The Mach Xtreme Technology FX 16GB USB 3.0 flash drive. Sporting a USB 3.0 interface to vastly improve performance over the aging USB 2.0, this little drive packs 16GB of capacity onto a form factor that can fit onto your key ring. But what about performance? Around here, we think Performance is King, so just how fast is this flash drive? Well, we put the MX-ES USB 3.0 to the test to find out. Click through for more.





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