Adata puts Type-C connector on tiny USB stick, speedy RAID drive


— 11:54 AM on January 7, 2015

The USB 3.1 specification includes not only a reversible Type-C connector, but also support for faster transfer rates up to 10Gbps. At CES this week, Adata is showing a couple of storage devices that take advantage of both attributes.

The SE700 external drive pictured above combines dual 2.5" SSDs in a RAID 0 configuration. It's capable of hitting 819MB/s with sequential reads and 839MB/s with writes, according to Adata, which is roughly double what we'd expect from a USB 3.0 SSD.

Although the SE700's Type-C goodness isn't visible in the image above, the reversible connector is clearly shown in the shots we have of Adata's tiny UC360 thumb drive:

Yeah, maybe it's time to stop calling these things thumb drives. The UC360 is smaller than the tip of Scott's pinkie finger. Despite its size, the drive packs 64GB of storage. All it needs is a little ring for a key chain.

   
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