Corsair has always gotten good reviews about the speed and performance of their 2.0 USB flash drives.Â So it is no surprise to see Corsair enter the market of 3.0 USB sticks.
As we said years ago, USB 3.0 will start to catch on, and the price points Corsair is publishing for the 8, 16 and 32GB drives proves the point.
The USB 3.0 Flash Voyager looks like all their others, and comes in at a price of:
8GB = 19.95
16GB = 29.99
32GB = 69.99
These seem like great prices for individuals.Â The next question becomes, how does a corporate company who bought a pallet full, perform the data load function.Â Maybe this USB 3.0 Duplicator by Nexcopy would help.
Here is the company line from their press release:
The new Flash Voyager USB 3.0 models bring SuperSpeed USB 3.0 performance to the Flash Voyager family, and share the same durable rubber housing and stylish looks that have made the Flash Voyager family a favorite of consumers looking for fast, reliable, and portable data storage. All Flash Voyager USB 3.0 models are shockproof, water-resistant, backward compatible with USB 2.0/USB 1.1, and provide easy plug-and-play compatibility with most operating systems.
It’s clear USB 3.0 is coming.Â It’s an unstoppable train which is building momentum with each new day and each new product launch.Â Millions of PC and peripherals will ship this year with the USB 3.0 SuperSpeed bus interface.Â With that said, it’s no wonder the timing of the Nexcopy SuperSpeed USB duplicator couldn’t be at a better moment.Â Now it’s possible for users to manage these new peripherals without using legacy 2.0 products.
The SSUSB160PC is a 16 target USB duplicator which works off the USB 3.0 technology.Â What you need to remember is that a USB 2.0 stick won’t jump to the 3.0 speed just because it’s a new interface.Â Fortunately, the 3.0 system will easily handle 3.0 hard drives, which seem to be the most prevalent in the market, as well as 3.0 flash drives which are just starting to show as mainstream.
The SSUSB160PC is a slick looking product with a light weight aluminum body making it ideal for on-site duplication and data loading.Â The USB duplicator has a built in 120 watt power supply and will copy at your devices maximum transfer rate.Â For some ideas, it’s reported by Nexcopy that 32GBs of data can copy in about 6 minutes.
We’ve reported on other products from Nexcopy Corporation – maybe it time I request an evaluation unit…some glamor shots after the jump…
We’ve reported about Nexcopy several times before, ranging from their USB duplicators to SD and Compact Flash duplicators, and today we are here to tell you about the Nexcopy standalone USB duplicator.
Nexcopy, Standalone USB duplicator
With flash drives getting bigger in capacity and cheaper in price, it’s natural to think data loads are getting bigger too.Â Several years ago, it was common to put a PowerPoint or PDF of a trade show swag USB, but today, with the popularity of YouTube and the ease to make video, the promotional content is getting much bigger.Â The Nexcopy standalone USB duplicator copies at a maximum speed of 30MB per second, that’s about 1800MB per minute.Â Granted you wont get that data transfer from a typical trade show flash drive, but with more advanced USB sticks it’s definitely possible.
The Nexcopy standalone USB duplicator family comes in two sizes.Â There is a 16 port system and a 32 port system.Â Each system loses one port for the master device and I figure this is why the Nexcopy part numbers are USB115SA and USB131SA…as that’s 1 master to X number of blanks.
We couldn’t find a price on the Nexcopy website as the products are only sold through authorized dealers.Â Release date of the new USB duplicator systems is the first week of September 2010.
To find out more about the standalone USB duplicators, visit the Nexcopy site.
These days there isn’t much to flash drives, other than look and some advanced functions, so for this post I thought the video Mimobot put together for introducing their next 4 models would be the best way to entertain the readers…so enjoy:
Nexcopy is getting ready to release a USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Duplicator with a 16 port capacity. Nexcopy is currently optimizing the SuperSpeed thumbdrive copier so details are still somewhat sketchy. What Nexcopy is reporting is the USB 3.0 Duplicator will be out in about 5 weeks. It can copy at a peak rate of 65MB/s for a single flash drive; interestingly, performance can jump to 72MB/s with multiple devices connected. For USB 3.0 hard drives, transfer speeds come in at 95MB/s. The number is consistent with either 1 or 8 devices connected to the duplicator.
Nexcopy reports the primary target market are USB 3.0 hard drives as they are more prevalent in the market today, but expect demand for USB 3.0 flash drive duplication to pick up as more become available. In related news, Nexcopy plans to offer USB 3.0 flash drives in 16GB and 32GB size with custom branding as option. They will be sold for $89 and $149 respectively. As for the duplicator pricing, the company hasn’t made any announcement yet.
Nexcopy announced an all new microSD duplicator line of products which range from 20 ports to 60 ports for data loading to microSD media.Â Nexcopy is known for their USB duplicators, and has since expanded out to Secure Digital, Compact Flash and now microSD duplicators.Â They had a microSD solution before but it used microSD to SD adapter cards.Â This new line of product uses only the microSD media itself, no adapters.
Nexcopy reports this could increase production throughput by as much as 30% because of reduced labor involved with the SD adapter cards.
“The microSD duplicator is ideal for telecom recycling centers who need to process and format microSD media left in cell phones and SmartPhones after a contract has expired. With the new duplicators, formatting, erasing, verifying and data loading is a very simple and straight forward process.”
I’m sure many system integrators who are embracing the small flash memory type will also rejoice in seeing a product that will speed up production.Â In addition, with telecommunication companies and service providers getting on board with data loading free content and promotional campaigns to microSD as incentives for cell phone purchases.
To learn more about the microSD duplicator visit Nexcopy’s product page.