Neoseeker : News : LaCie announces world's smallest SSD USB 3.0 drive
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Dragoshi1 Nov 19, 10
And it'll be expensive, right? I payed 20 bucks for an 8 gig Flash Drive, and 70 for a 350gig External HD.
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The Slayer Nov 19, 10
Yep . I listed the prices in the article but its giong to be $149.99 for the cheapest 30GB model. They are bigger than your average flash drive though.
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Dragoshi1 Nov 19, 10
Ah, ok, see the prices now. I guess you do get your bang for your buck, just wish these didn't cost so much...
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tekmosis Nov 19, 10
amg yes, hardware news again

this looks slick but what's the difference between a USB 3 SSD and USB 3 flash drive, in terms of speeds?
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The Slayer Nov 19, 10
Hmm, good question. I dont know any exact numbers but I assume a regular USB 3.0 flash drive would run at nearly the same speeds as a USB 2.0 drive. The SSD and DRAM parts of the drive are what gives its speed and space. Regular flash memory is a lot slower, most drives I've seen max out at around 30Mb/s.
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walnuts Nov 19, 10
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And it'll be expensive, right? I payed 20 bucks for an 8 gig Flash Drive, and 70 for a 350gig External HD.
But like any new technology, it takes time and money for companies to come on board, put their resources behind an innovation and mass produce the shit out of it.

Hell, I remember my first USB key, at 256MB, set me back $35. Just goes to show how far we've come!
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Hellfire29 Nov 19, 10
Man, you would be pissed off if you lost it...
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SUPREM_KITE Nov 20, 10
Honestly those speeds are about standard for a usb 3.0 flash drive. So it really isn't all that special. However the capacities are a little higher then normal.
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THM Nov 21, 10
Price is a main barrier for most folks....But it's perfect for transferring some large large large...I mean (personal/private) files....
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