USB 3.0 flash drives reach 128GB capacity

September 06, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
Toshiba has introduced higher capacity USB 3.0 drives with increased read and write speeds

An updated range of Super Speed USB 3.0 flash memory USB drives, the TransMemory-EX II drives feature increased read and write speeds and are available with capacities of 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. Using Toshiba’s Double Data Rate (DDR) NAND, the new products can read or write 25 GB of video content in approximately 5 minutes – 22 times faster than with USB 2.0-based models. The drives are powered by the USB port and can read data at speeds up to 222 Mbytes/sec.

The maximum write speed of the new flash memory drives is 205Mbytes/sec, more than twice that of previous TransMemory-EX models. Toshiba’s new drives are fully backward-compatible with Hi Speed USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 standards. The new flash memory drives support software that enables particular blocks of data to be protected with a password lock so files stored in that block cannot be accessed without the password.