Kingston has announced the first portable USB 3.0 SSD (solid state drive). The news actually came from Engadget Spain, but it appears to be official. I have not seen the press release, but have contacted Kingston for more information. I have not yet received a response, but will update this if/when I do.
In the meantime, here is what is, at the least, rumored. The drives will come in three sizes – 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. They will be a laptop 2.5″ size and be able to read at 195MB per second and write at 160MB per second. That translates to copying a 10GB file is 72 seconds, which is almost 5 times faster than on USB 2.0.
There’s no price or shipping date as of yet.