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Stuck wondering what you're going to stick into your new PC's eSATA port? Memory specialist OCZ has the answer: a USB-style eSATA thumb drive.

While there's not enough power coming through an eSATA port to run a full-size drive, OCZ clearly believes there's enough juice for up to 32GB of Flash storage.


OCZ's Throttle eSATA: the end of the USB stick as we know it?

It claimed the Throttle eSATA drive, as the product's called, delivers a read speed of up to 90MB/s and writes at up to 30MB/s.

No eSATA port just yet? Fear not, the Throttle eSATA also has a mini USB port and cable so you can connect it in the usual way.

Available in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB versions, there's no official word on pricing, but we expect the Throttle eSATAs to sell for around $32 (£22/€25), $56 (£38/€44) and $160 (£108/€125), respectively.

Source: RegHardware

OCZ Press Release
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eSata>USB 2.0?
Or is it the other way around?
    
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eSata>USB 2.0?
Or is it the other way around?
Until USB 3.0. But yes, this is a quite cool idea.
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eSata>USB 2.0?
Or is it the other way around?
Key benefits of eSATA: Up to 6 times faster than existing external storage solutions: USB 2.0, & 1394

Source

Hope that answers your question.
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This is like a third Repost.
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This is like a third Repost.
LOL oops, well hey can't get them all right.

Edit: Let's say this thread is for those who missed the excitement in the other threads? ^_^
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The thing that doesn't make sense is the fact that the memory chips on flash drives can't even come close to maxing USB 2.0 specs, so why put a flash drive on a less common interface? This is a gimmick, IMO.
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haha the problem is...most computers out there dont have the esata port!

even if you put data in at home where are you going to use it

i think once the USB 3.0 becomes more common this thing will be obsolete?
Edited by PenguinPIE - 12/15/08 at 9:14am
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IMO the only real use for esata is so that you can connect a regular internal HDD to the back of your PC. The UD3 has a PCI slot device, and cables to connect an internal from the back of your case.
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WOW! that's gonna be pretty convenient seeing as how my new laptop has eSATA

anyone know when USB 3.0 is planned to come out?
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