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Chairman Ray

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Not sure how many people will want these since most people use SSDs for OS and programs, and use online storage and usb drives for portability. The price isn't too bad though.
 

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They decided to do something different. Sometimes that is a good idea, sometimes it is not. On another note, I thought Philips was exiting the consumer electronics market and they where focusing on healthcare.
 

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[citation][nom]slomo4sho[/nom]Since USB 3.0 flash drives already come in 128GB and 256GB varieties at a cheaper price point, what is the point of these drives?[/citation]
While USB 3.0 flashdrives are cheaper, SSD's still maintain almost double the speeds of even the fastest usb 3.0.
 
[citation][nom]Dupontrocks11[/nom]While USB 3.0 flashdrives are cheaper, SSD's still maintain almost double the speeds of even the fastest usb 3.0.[/citation]

There are much cheaper USB 3.0 SSDs with far greater performance than these.
 
Also worth mentioning is that I can even get a SATA 6Gb/s to USB 3.0 enclosure and SATA3 SSD cheaper per GB than these. They're not bad products, but their pricing for their rated performance and capacity seems quite poor.
 

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[citation][nom]lostmyclan[/nom]mine sandisk extreme 64 give me 200mb/s and 180 mb/s reading. for 64 bucks.[/citation]

That's pretty slow.. 25MB/sec write and 22.5MB/sec read? my compact flash cards read /write faster than that.
 

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[citation][nom]slomo4sho[/nom]Since USB 3.0 flash drives already come in 128GB and 256GB varieties at a cheaper price point, what is the point of these drives?[/citation]
I haven't looked into it too much but I think a lot of USB 3 sticks aren't nearly as fast as an SSD, although their names mean the same thing. You have to do research to find the good ones. USB3 SSDs are fast USB3 sticks that have multi-channel controllers
 
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