Super Talent announced the USB 3.0 DataGuardian, a password protected USB 3.0 flash drive. Data transfer speeds are faster than USB 2.0, but read speeds of 85MB/s and write speeds of 40MB/s aren't the best you can get on USB 3.0. The drive will be available in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB capacities, with prices said to start at $24 for the 8GB edition.
Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced the USB 3.0 DataGuardian™, a password protected USB 3.0 flash drive that makes data security easy and affordable.
By now almost everyone is familiar with USB flash drives. They are incredibly useful and have become an indispensible part of our computing environments. We all know that we should be using a secure solution, but the fact is security solutions are expensive, cumbersome and limit the usefulness of a flash drive. That is, until now.
The SuperTalent USB 3.0 DataGuardian offers a solution; password protection that is easy to use, requires no software installation and that runs in user mode. Simply plug in the USB 3.0 DataGuardian and an application, stored in the drives firmware (on-chip), is launched automatically. Simply enter your password and you will have access to your data; unplug the drive and the drive is secure once again.
What's more, the DataGuardian also blocks 100% of auto-run based malware attacks. These types of a malware propagation techniques have become the #1 distribution method of USB based virus attacks. Now you can rest assured that these automated Malware attacks will be thwarted by the DataGuardian.
And this little drive is fast!!! It hits 85MB/s on Reads and up to 40MB/s on the Writes. Not only is this a fast USB 3.0 drive but it is also quite fast as a USB 2.0 drive; reaching speeds of 37MB/s Reads and 27MB/s on the Writes. With speeds like these, there's no reason to buy USB 2.0 drives anymore.
Starting at $24 for the 8GB version, this quite possibly could be the best drive we have ever made. The USB 3.0 DataGuardian will begin shipping October 17th, 2011.