If you thought flash drives were all boring, and even USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt versions wasn’t enough to get you excited, then Super Talent look set to change that. Their Ram Disk series of USB 3.0 flash drives utilises free system RAM to speed up transfers. In fact the RAM disk from Super Talent can achieve mammoth read speeds of up to 4041 MB/s and writes of up to 5388 MB/s.
The drive itself doesn’t look anything out of the ordinary with aluminium casing and a little keyring attachment at the end. To me I still don’t understand how the technology works because if you are drawing data from an SSD or Mechanical hard drive and moving it to a USB 3.0 thumb drive then at the start and the end it is constrained by the SATA III and USB 3.0 interfaces.
Super Talent will be targeting the drives at content professionals so expect a price to match that. It is also expected that Super Talent will have some software for this USB 3.0 Ram Disk that allows it to utilise the RAM for speeding up transfers. Super Talent didn’t specify any availability on the item or any not-RAM-assisted speeds of the drive.
“We are excited to release the RamDisk USB. This product can improve the productivity of those who work with large files and programs by harnessing the power of their system’s RAM to deliver transfer speeds of over 4,000 MB/s.” -Abraham Ma, CEO Super Talent Technology. The Ram Disk is as portable as a regular USB, giving the user the freedom to take their work anywhere. The Ram Disk provides the power of increased productivity through its incredible speed abilities, which can be many times faster than a SSD. This drive is especially suited for creative professionals. The Ram Disk is an ideal drive for anyone seeking a speedy drive with great performance.
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