We love us some USB 3.0 accessories – ever since we first started testing the data transfer and connectivity standard back in October of 2009 we have been scouring for each and every product using the standard.  Today Super Talent is announcing a new USB 3.0 flash drive that will offer speeds up to 240 MB/s (!!) allowing you to transfer a 600MB movie in just about 7 seconds.  The drive will be available in sizes from 16GB up to 256GB but the real story is what this drive offers in terms of data security. 

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Early USB 3.0 testing from our preview article

The Super Talent SuperCrypt Drive will be available using both 128-bit ECB and 256-bit XTS encryption depending on your own paranoid security needs/desires.  The 128-bit version will be know as the “SuperCrypt” while the 256-bit one will get “SuperCrypt Pro” tagged to it. 

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This marks the third series of USB 3.0 drives from SuperTalent, the previous being the RAIDDrive (offering up to 300 MB/s transfer) and the Express model that offers speeds of 125 MB/s at lower prices. 

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We are hoping to hear more from Super Talent on pricing and availability of these USB 3.0 drives very soon.

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Super Talent Introduces Encrypted USB 3.0 SuperCrypt Drive

The USB 3.0 Flash Drive that Delivers Secure Performance in Capacities up to 256GB

San Jose, California — March 2, 2010 — Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced the new USB 3.0 SuperCrypt drive which features outstanding performance and supports AES hardware encryption. Available in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities, this new drive supports USB 3.0 speeds of up to 240MB/s. Downloading a 600MB movie takes a mere 7 seconds with this new drive.

Measuring 95 x 34 x 15.4 mm, the new SuperCrypt Drive requires no separate cable and is fully backward compatible with USB 2.0 ports, at USB 2.0 speeds. Super Talent offers two AES encryption options, both of which include the STT encryption utility for password control: the SuperCrypt drive features 128-bit ECB encryption, while the SuperCrypt Pro features 256-bit XTS encryption for very robust security. The USB 3.0 SuperCrypt drive will be available in March from Super Talent resellers worldwide. Interested parties can register here for USB 3.0 product availability updates.

“SuperCrypt, the third product in our USB 3.0 lineup, is the perfect blend of security, performance and value and underscores Super Talenta’s commitment and leadership in the USB 3.0 market”, said Super Talent COO, C.H. Lee. Super Talent now offers three different USB 3.0 lines with features and capacities to meet the needs of virtually any high performance storage need.

The company’s USB 3.0 RAIDDrive, Express drive and SuperCrypt drive products are all based on Super Talent patented technology and are protected under US Patent # 7457897.

About Super Talent Technology

Super Talent Technology Corporation based in San Jose, California, 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 for the IT industry.