updated 11:45 am EDT, Wed October 22, 2008
Super Talent 64GB USBs
Memory device maker Super Talent will release a new family of USB drives later this week with the highest capacity in the industry, at up to 64GB. The Luxio USB Drives are housed in black, silver or wood grain finished UV-coated ABS/PC plastic cases with chrome-plated zinc trim. The drives can also be had in 16GB and 32GB capacities, and are built using dual-channel flash memory architecture. They are fully compatible with USB 1.1 and 2.0 ports, with no drivers needed to work with the majority of operating systems.
The Luxio USBs support password protection and AES-256 hardware encryption for security while maximum transfer speeds are rated at 200x (about 30MB per second). An LED indicates when the drive is in use or powered up, and it is hot plug and play capable, like an external drive. A black leather carrying case is also included with each Luxio USB.
Due to start shipping by week's end, the 64GB Luxio USB drives are expected to cost approximately $150.