Almost everyone reading this article today will have either a USB 2.0 flash drive, or removable hard drive. Keeping an offline backup of sensitive and important documents is a very wise move. Today we are looking at the latest USB 3.0 drive from ADATA, the ‘Pro’ version of their popular N005 flash drive, which promises a speed increase of 120% when compared with their last model.
ADATA are claiming that their new Nobility N005 Flash drive can achieve staggering read speeds up to 180MB/s. If you aren’t technically minded then compare this number against the 10-30 MB/s you are probably getting from your bargain basement USB 2.0 drive bought in a local store for a few quid.
Obviously your computer will require a USB 3.0 port (blue coloured) to take full advantage of the bandwidth, but they are becoming more commonplace today, even on budget laptops.
Interface: USB 3.0
Size: 90 x 20.5 x 11.5 (LxWxH)
Connector: USB 3.0 or USB 2.0/1.1
Mac: OS 9.0 or later
Linux: Kernel 2.4 or later