Sony Takes a Crack at USB 3.0 Flash Drives with MicroVault Mach

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Sony MicroVault Mach USB 3.0 Flash Drives

Sony is introducing their very first USB 3.0 thumb drive ever this month.  Although it is relatively fast, a speedier one is not all that hard to find.  Since the Sony MicroVault Mach USB 3.0 flash drive is a debut memory flash drive product, Sony is starting out on the right track.  After all, the company will hopefully only improve from here on out.  Although the speed is not a news maker, the lustrous, contemporary look is definitely something to talk about.

A USB 3.0 flash drive with 120MB/s read time and 90 MB/s write time is really just not a humongous shocker these days.  On top of that, that particular speed is not guaranteed and is typical of the 64GB.  The Sony MicroVault Mach also comes in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB.  Personally, it would have been nice to see a 64GB or a 1TB to really turn some heads.

The device is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 supported systems.  The MicroVault Mach features downloadable software known File Rescue, which allows data recovery of accidentally deleted files.  Additionally, x-Pict Story is a neat little feature that allows automated photo presentation.

Sony is a familiar name to consumers, backed by years of quality products that range from televisions to computers to cameras.  Although the read and write speeds of their freshman USB 3.0 effort might not be the best out there on the market, no one can say that they didn’t make a slam dunk with the style.

Sony MicroVault USB 3.0 has an aluminum finish that is quite easy on the eyes.  It runs about 14g, and has a red LED indicator light that lets users know that a data transfer is in progress.  It is about 19.7 X 9.7 X 58mm in size when it is in retracted mode.  Otherwise, it is about 69.4mm long.

Surely Sony is going to only keep improving with their memory products, and they are off to a good start with the modern, metallic MicroVault Mach USB 3.0 flash drive.  The speeds are actually pretty good and the look cannot be topped.  The drive also comes with a standard five year warranty.

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