updated 10:35 am EST, Tue December 9, 2008
OCZ intros ExpressCards
Computer memory maker OCZ late on Monday introduced the Slate Series ExpressCard, which offers up to 32GB of storage for modern notebooks with EC/34 slots. Compared to more conventional memory expansion or backup methods such as flash or external drives, the ExpressCards are said not only to be physically safer by sitting inside the slot but also more power-efficient at the same time. Available in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB capacities, the Slate Series of ExpressCards can be connected to computers like an external drive thanks to an integrated mini-USB port.
The OCZ Slate Series ExpressCard drives support USB 2.0 transfer speeds and can send data at rates higher than many stick drives, writing at up to 12.5MB per second and reading at 18MB per second. A mini USB cable is included. Neither pricing nor release information for the OCZ Slate Series ExpressCards has been announced.