Samsung Expands USB Flash Drive Family
The FIT is the most compact drive and is designed to be used in ultra-slim notebooks or in automobiles equipped with USB ports for data or music storage.Samsung Electronics announced the launch of a suite of slimline USB Flash drives available in three ergonomic form factors, each equipped with the company’s NAND flash technology. All of the USB 3.0 drives are compatible with USB 2.0 and come in metal-based design equipped with Samsung’s NAND flash and furnished with Samsung’s 5-proof technologies and a five-year warranty starting on the date of purchase. Of the three form factors, the bar type offers a modern look with a champagne-colored metal casing and a streamlined spherical end, which allow users to insert and extract the drive from devices and can double as a key ring to help prevent loss. Measuring 40mm long and weighing less than 9 grams, the drive is specifically designed for use in PC devices and is available in three capacities, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. "Samsung’s philosophy behind the design of these drives is to create a premium line of USB drives. Our USB drives are made from anodized aluminum so they are strong in their build quality, but also have a professional look to them," Jason Gastman, senior manager of IT memory marketing for Samsung Electronics America, told eWEEK. "We took this direction [because] we wanted to have something unique in the marketplace and cater to business professionals. In addition, our drives are rugged and reliable."
Gastman said that the new drives have 5-proof technology: They are waterproof, shock proof, temperature proof, magnetic proof and X-ray proof.