1. Introduction, package
Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, have recently released three new 8GB USB Flash drives, including the world’s smallest 8GB drive. The new SuperTalent 8GB Pico USB drive should be your best friend wit high mobility features.
The SuperTalent 8GB Pico series of drives come in three variations: PICO-A, with a swivel lid; the retractable PICO-B; and ultra small PICO-C. Super Talent’s patented PICO series USB drives are manufactured using chip-on-board (COB) technology, which enables up to 8GB of Flash storage to fit into an incredibly minute case. PICO-C drives weigh less than a nickel (about 4.7 grams) and measure only 31.3mm x 12.4mm x 3.4mm.
8GB PICO-A, 200X, Chrome Swivel Lid, Water Resistant
8GB PICO-B, 200X, Chrome, Retractable
8GB PICO-C, 200X, Chrome, Water Resistant, Rugged, Ultra Small
The PICO series of flash drives are shock resistant, storing data securely even under adverse conditions. They also support read speeds upwards of 30MB/sec (200X) for fast access to files. Super Talent Marketing Director, Joe James explained, "These 8GB PICO drives have redefined mobile storage, combining new levels of speed, elegance and durability into the world’s smallest pen drive".
All Super Talent USB drives are backed with a lifetime warranty. They are available at Wiz.com today for under $35.
- Weigh less than 6g
- Up to 30MB/s (200X) data transfer rate
- Fully compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1
- Powered by USB bus - no external power is required
- Durable solid-state storage - 10 years data retention
- Hot Plug & Play – enable you to install and uninstall Pico anytime
- PICO-A: Swivel, water resistant
- PICO-B: Retractable
- PICO-C: Water resistant, rugged
SuperTalent provided the STU8GPBS retail package that costs around $37.
This is probably one of the smaller USB flash drives you can buy. No activity leds are available, just plug-it at an empty USB port. The drive has also a a cap holder hole that should be paired with the included keychain; useful since the drive's size is so small and you could easily lose it.
Despite it's small size, the drive is shielded in a metal case offering durability and great looks.
We fired up HD Tach v220.127.116.11 and prepared the full lenght test, that will test the performance of the USB memory drive:
The full bench test scans the entire capacity of the module and graphs its average reading/writing performance:
The performance of SuperTalent 8GB Pico drive is high, giving 31MB/sec mark while reading and 12.8MB/sec for writing. Compared with other much bigger USB flash drives, we can say that it is quiet competitive.
3. Final words
We are more than happy with the performance of the new SuperTalent Pico series of flash drives.
The reading is blazing fast at 31MB/sec and the writing keeps at 12.8MB/sec. Of course we have seen higher performance in our labs from other USB flash drives, but this babe is too small to and offers that much.
You can get 8GB Pico drive at $37, and SuperTalent also offers two more water resistant versions and of course a Retractable or lid option. If you are looking for a fast, reliable and good product at such small dimensions, the SuperTalent 8GB Pico drive is the best choice.