Open Source Software and Linux

Apr 14 2009   11:21PM GMT

Looking for a faster flash drive? Kangaru has the answer

John Little Profile: Xjlittle

File transfer speed is always the name of the game and transferring files onto a faster flash drive is no exception. That’s where the Kanguru e-Flash drive really shines.

The e-Flash drive is unique in that it has a USB connection on one end and an e-SATA connection on the other. In tests the e-SATA transferred a 1 GB file from the flash drive to a notebook hard drive in about 13 seconds and back to the flash drive in about 27 seconds.

The USB was quite a bit slower than the e-SATA side but still fast for a USB flash drive. The same test took about 31 seconds to transfer to the notebook and 61 seconds to send it back. Pretty good for a USB flash drive.

The e-Flash drive comes in 16 Gb and 32 Gb sizes. That’s enough disk space documents, photos and some videos for most people.

The e-Flash kit comes with a bracket to mount the drive to your desktop computer in an expansion slot. A cable is included to plug into your motherboard from the bracket. Extra brackets and cables are available so that you can mount the drive in all of your desktop machines. There is also an ExpressCard available for mounting the drive to your notebook.

All in all a nice package. The e-Flash 32Gb sells for $59.95 and the 64Gb for $119.95. If you’re looking for that extra speed from a flash drive this is definitely the way to go. Read more about this drive on the Kangaru web site.

-j

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