Team Group has just released a series of new USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 flash drives that feature compact designs created using zinc alloy. To be specific, we’re talking about the release of the rectangular compact Mini Block USB drive C157/C156, and the AmaZinc USB drive C162/C161, both models featuring tough metal bodies as well as capless designs that add a plus of practicality. The C157 and C156 versions are based on USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 technologies respectively, and they are available in silver and black color variants. When it comes to capacity, these models come in 16 to 64GB and 8 to 64GB versions, which means that they can satisfy a wide range of storage needs.
However, if you’re looking for the absolute fastest offering, you might be interested in the USB 3.0 C162 model, which boasts read speeds of up to 85 MB/s as well as write speeds of up to 20 MB/s. The C161 variant is also noteworthy, but since it features a USB 2.0 transfer interface, it is aimed mostly at mainstream consumers. Below you will find a complete list of specifications for these new zinc alloy USB flash drives by Team Group. Let us know which one you like best so far!
Patriot Memory introduces four new USB flash drives with a large 128GB capacity yet packed in a compact form factor. The new USB flash drives use a USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface but are fully backwards compatible with previous USB standards. The drives are small and large, but they don’t feature the best overall performance. But one can’t expect wonders from such small drives with such large capacity. The drives are rated for speeds up to 110MB/s reading and 20MB/writing.
Pictured above is the Patriot Vex and it is the first of the four new drives. The Vex is perfect for the consumer looking for a pop of color, but minimalist design. The 128GB Vex will be available in a bright green coupled with a black plastic top for better grip while inserting and ejecting.
The Patriot Tab flash drive is probably the simplest it can get and speaks to those looking for a truly minimalistic design. It has a small eyelet at the top for attachment to a key ring or similar and at the same time it aids when ejecting the drive.
The Spart features a metal uni-body design that makes it seamlessly disappear into any device. A perfect grab-and-go drive, allowing the user to take their files wherever they please.
The last of the four new drives that got a capacity boost is the Supersonic mini. The compact, rubberized, and rugged, flash drive is built to withstand a beating and comes in a sleek opaque black finish.
The Tab, Spark Vex and Supersonic mini will be available for purchase worldwide on December 14th at a starting MSRP of $49.99 USD.