This week at International CES 2012, Toshiba will be demonstrating the latest additions to its lineup of flash memory offerings ? the TransMemory-EX series of USB flash memory products.
The new drives are compliant with the new USB 3.0 standards. Initial storage capacities include a 32GB model and a 64GB model.
The drives are utilizing Toshiba's Double Data Rate (DDR) NAND and offer maximum data transfer rates of 220 MB/sec for reading and 94 MB/sec for writing, according to Toshiba. Additionally, Toshiba achieved this level of performance with low power consumption of 300 mA or less.
The new products also support Windows ReadyBoost that allows use of external memory storage as a cache for a hard disk drive of a PC. They also incorporate application software that allows protection of a particular block with a password lock so that data and files stored in that block cannot be accessed without the password.