October 20, 2011 in Hardware (F)
[prMac.com] San Jose, California - Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced the USB 3.0 DataGuardian(TM), 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 indispensable 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 Super Talent 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.
USB 3.0 DataGuardian(TM)
Part Number Description
ST3U8DGS USB 3.0 DataGuardian, 8GB
ST3U16DGS USB 3.0 DataGuardian, 16GB
ST3U32DGS USB 3.0 DataGuardian, 32GB
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.
Pricing and Availability:
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.
Based in San Jose, California. Super Talent Technology Corporation designs and manufactures a full range of DDR, DDR2, and DDR3 memory modules and Flash based storage devices for computers and consumer electronics. An ISO 9001 certified company, Super Talent utilizes its state-of-the-art factories and leading-edge components to produce award winning products with outstanding reliability. Super Talent is an active member of the JEDEC and ONFI standards bodies. With over 250 patents, the company was ranked 38th in the 2009 Wall Street Journal's Patent Scorecard(TM) for the IT industry.