It seems that the USB 3.0 standard is seeing its own share of advancements lately, in the form of new controller chips, and Super Talent appears to already be reaping the benefits with its RAIDDrive.Super Talent has long been a supplier of DRAM products and flash storage solutions, for the consumer and enterprise markets alike.
One of its more noteworthy inventions, and which has been around since back in January, is the USB 3.0 RAIDDrive.
Built with the outer looks of a flash drive, this product is, in fact, capable of much better performance than such products.
The first iteration of the RAIDDrive was 'limited' in what speeds it could reach by the USB 3.0 controllers on sale at the time.
Now, with the so-called second generation of such chips emerging, all it took was replacing the previous ones with it and the RAIDDrive achieved new performance heights.
Basically, the company ran some benchmarking tests and found that the product can reach transfer speeds of over 370 MB/s, 55 MB/s more than previously.
The drive benchmarked used the Fresco Logic FL-1009B chip.
"This product yet again underscores Super Talent's continued leadership in the USB 3.0 storage market. We now have five USB 3.0 flash drives: from the very fastest, RAIDDrive, to the ultra-affordable, Express DUO", said Super Talent COO, C.H. Lee.
Besides using the second generation of USB controllers, nothing was changed about the RAIDDrive itself.
Needless to say, full compatibility with USB 2.0 ports is present, though performance will, naturally, be limited in such an instance.
The full information on the device is available on the official product page, located here. Available capacities include 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB, all versions being compatible with Windows XP, Vista and 7 (both 32&64 bit).
Prices are of roughly $200, $280 and $530, respectively, though they vary according to retailer.