Green House PicoDrive Flash Drive Line Gets USB 3.0 Members

By Sebastian Pop on April 5th, 2011 08:29 GMT

Green House is one of those companies that doesn't deal in overly many sorts of devices but, on the other hand, makes sure that what it does sell are high-quality, capable products, its most recent ones having just now debuted.

Green House may have unveiled such things as monitors over the years (even an unusual, USB-connected one), but its activities are, for the most part, limited to the storage segment.

Specifically, the company has been offering products based on NAND Flash memory chips, like solid state drives, SDHC memory cards and, of course, flash drives.

The company also provides memory modules, like specifically-designed 2 GB DDR3 modules for netbooks.

Now, it would appear that Green House is ready to start selling yet another set of flash drive units, all with support for the latest connectivity standard they boast.

As some may have already guessed, the USB 3.0 SuperSpeed standard is the one in question, whose theoretical maximum speed is ten times higher than USB 2.0 (4.8/5 Gbps instead of 480 Mbps).

For those than want specific, the flash drives can read data at up to 120 MB/s, while filed are written onto them at 80 MB/s tops.

Of course, as is the case with most NAND Flash-based storage devices, the speeds vary according to the capacity. The 16 GB one, for instance, writes at 45 MB/s at most.

The Green House flash drive line of newcomers bears the self-explanatory name of PicoDrive F3 USB 3.0.

All its members have a weight of 13.5 grams, a size of 73.2 (W) x 19.75 (D) 9 (H) mm, four-channel interfaces (they are partly responsible for the data speeds) and capacities of 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB.

One they start selling, at least in Japan, they will bear prices of roughly $71, $140 and $235, respectively.
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