Super Talent has formally launched the USB 3.0 Express ST2 series of flash drives, composed of ten different members and based on a 2-channel architecture.
Super Talent's press release doesn't precisely specify what the capacity options are. It does offer sufficient hints for us to guess though. For one, the series is supposed to be made of “an industry leading 10 different USB 3.0 flash drives.” Secondly, the USB sticks are said to be available in two colors: blue and red. Thirdly, the ST2 series has a maximum capacity of 32 GB. As such, it is only logical to draw the conclusion that the USB 3.0 Express ST2 series is made of 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB and 32 GB drives in red and blue iterations. The smaller three will be useful in quick transfer of common documents, music and small video files, while the last two will be good for copying and storing larger files, like HD/1080p movies.
That said, the 2-channel architecture allows the flash drives to be smaller than their capacities would otherwise necessitate. As for the performance, it can reach 67 MB/s when reading. The write speed hasn't been specified, but it should be considerable too. “The dual-channel flash chip architecture enables us to produce small profile lightweight designs that provide up to 32GB worth of storage, while delivering incredible new price points, and value for our customers,” said Abraham Ma, CEO, SuperTalent Technology. Super Talent's USB Express ST2 series have retractable, capless USB connectors and can be twisted 180° to the left or right. Not only that, but a full 360° turn can be done as well, revealing (or concealing, for protection) said USB 3.0 plug.
Unfortunately, there was no mention of pricing or availability in the official announcement, though we think the newcomers will appear in stores shortly, if they haven't already.
|Super Talent USB 3.0 Extress ST2|
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