Samsung describes new USB flash memory
Samsung has announced a new line of convenient USB flash drives that come in three ergonomic form factors with all of them featuring high-quality Samsung NAND flash memory.
The introduction of the new USB flash drive line completes Samsung’s larger line of memory products that includes SD and microSD memory cards, internal SSDs and portable SSD products. All representatives of the new USB flash drive line are housed in metallic chassis and feature USB 3.0 support as well as a 5-year warranty.
“Launching the premium UFDs will provide a full lineup of external storage products that can be used with confidence for all our global customers.” said, Un-Soo Kim, Senior Vice President of Branded Product Marketing, Memory Business at Samsung Electronics. “Our customers now have a quality, one-stop-shop for all their memory needs.”
The first representative of the new USB flash drive line is the Bar, which comes with a classy look with a light champagne colored, high-quality metal casing for added durability, and a streamlined spherical end for ergonomic experiences, which allow users to easily insert and extract the drive from devices and can double as a subtle key ring to help prevent loss. The flash drive measures 40 mm long and weighs just under 9 grams, while offering three capacities to choose from – 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB. The new flash drive is fast – it reads information at up to 130 MB/sec, which allows users to download a 2.4 GB full HD video or approximately 40 hours of mp3 music from the UFD to their device in less than 20 seconds.
The Fit is the second drive in the line – as the name of the device suggests, the Fit is the most compact USB flash drive of the three. Designed for use with ultra-slim notebooks and automobiles, equipped with USB ports, the drive is less than 20 mm long and weighs just over 2.0 grams. Performance is also top-notch – the Fit reads at up to 130 MB/sec in both of its versions with capacities of 32 GB and 64 GB.
The Duo is the last representative – the device is designed for use with smartphones and tablets and includes support for standard and micro USB ports. The drive has a convenient protective cap, compatibility with Android devices, which are equipped with microUSB 2.0 ports, and capacities of 32 GB and 64 GB. The Duo reads at up to 130 MB/sec, weighs less than 6 grams and is less than 37 mm long.
The Samsung 5-Proof technology guarantees each drive to withstand up to 72 hours in seawater and survive operating temperatures from -0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F). Data stored on the drives will not be affected by standard airport X-ray machines or extreme levels of shock up to 1,500g (gravitational force), and can resist up to 15,000 gauss magnetic force, which is the equivalent of a high-field MRI scanner.
The new Samsung USB flash drive line will soon add a 128 GB model for all versions. No word on how much the new flash drives cost.