480GB USB 3.0 Thumb Drive? Yes Please

480GB USB 3.0 Thumb Drive? Yes Please

I use flash thumb drives for precisely one purpose these days – taking a PDF boarding pass to the local print shop. That doesn’t stop me being impressed with Edge’s new DiskGo Sonic USB 3.0 Flash Drive, though, which is a super-fast SSD drive in the form of a USB stick.

I doubt I’ll be getting one of these any time soon – I haven’t bought a USB stick since I started covering tech trade shows where PR materials are given out on soon-to-be erased thumb drives. But for folks who need to move big files around via sneakernet, the maximum 455MB/s read and 430MB/s write speeds will be welcome.

Why so fast? Because these things are huge, coming in 60GB, 120Gb or 240GB sizes, with 480GB coming soon. The prices are unknown – I can only track down one mention, which says that they will start at $72.

Available soon I guess.

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