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Kingston To Release USB 3.0 SSD Drives

Posted by Alan at 12:22 PM on November 22, 2010

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.

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