Intel showed off what it claims to be is world's fastest thumb drive. The key-shaped prototype is pictured below, it offers 128GB of storage capacity and uses Intel's Thunderbolt interface. Exact details about the stick's performance weren't revealed though.
The speed of the thumb drive will go up over time with advances in Thunderbolt technology, Huber said. Intel this week announced Thunderbolt 2, which doubles the speed of the protocol to 20Gbps. Thunderbolt 2 ports will be available in computers by the end of this year.
Thunderbolt supports the PCI-Express 2.0 data transfer and DisplayPort protocols. Enhancements in Thunderbolt include support for the latest DisplayPort 1.2 standard.