Super Talent today announced the Storage POD Mini, a portable SSD with a USB 3.0 interface.
Thanks to USB 3.0 and SSD technologies, it is now possible to create a USB storage solution that is smaller, lighter and more rugged than a traditional HDD. The new Storage POD Mini features a blue anodized, all-aluminum enclosure and measures a mere 110 x 68 x 10 mm (roughly the same size as an internal 2.5" HDD; without the enclosure) It fits easily in your pocket and requires no power adapter.
The SSD is featuring a SandForce SSD processorabd according to Super Talent, its top speed reaches over 260MB/s. Its on-board processor is also able to accelerate real world performance by compressing your data, in real-time, as it writes and decompressing data as it reads.
Fully backward compatible to USB 2.0, the Storage POD Mini is also packed with new features. This drive has a One-Touch Backup button that launches a backup routine that can support numerous machines. Just push the backup button and it will begin to back up all your pre-determined data areas at writes speeds of up to 174MB/s. And the Storage POD Mini also has a Read/Write switch to protect your data from unintentional writes, similar to an SD card.
Available in 60GB, 120GB and 240GB capacities, the Storage POD Mini is now shipping.