Zalman unveils speedy SLC NAND based USB3 flash drives
The Korean company Zalman, well known for its computer cooling products and cases, has announced its new line-up of USB 3.0 flash drives, claiming to deliver up to 155 MB/s read and 135 MB/s write, faster than what most USB3 hard disks can deliver.
In an unusual mode for a USB flash drive product, these feature the much more durable SLC NAND flash memory, capable of handling many times the number of write cycles of even the MLC used in consumer SSDs. In fact, many low cost entry level USB flash drives now use low grade TLC (3 bits per cell) NAND that can only handle a few hundred write cycles.
Of course, the use of SLC NAND comes at a hefty premium, with the 16GB model priced at 5,480 JPY (US$69) and the 32GB model priced at 8,980 (US$113).
3 Comments on Zalman unveils speedy SLC NAND based USB3 flash drives
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- Posted on: 24 May 12 21:34
Me? I'm more of a hookers and booze kinda guy.
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- Posted on: 25 May 12 16:13
32GB. For around £60. And I would buy. More than that is pricing me out of a purchase.
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