Friday, October 15, 2010

Iomega to Release USB 3.0 SSD drives

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USB 3.0 is coming... and it's going to be blazing fast compared to what we're used to. Now Iomega has thrown a new wrinkle into speed with an even faster USB 3.0 Solid State Drive (SSD).

These things are tiny 1.8 inch drives and they are also fast. How fast? Consider that their read/write speeds are up to twice as fast as a 7200 rpm SATA drive and 10 times faster than USB 2.0.

Add to that the fact that there are no moving parts to wear out and you can clearly see the advantages of this system. The drawbacks? Well there are always some of those, aren't there? It's the cost. At this point 64GB will cost $229, 128GB will cost $399, and 256GB will cost $749.

The drives should be available in early November.

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