Corsair Launches Flash Readout USB Drive with Bi-stable Cholesteric Display

Written by Tim Smalley

July 26, 2006 | 11:38

Companies: #corsair

Fremont, CA (July 25, 2006) -Corsair Memory, the worldwide leader in design and manufacture of high performance memory, today announced the introduction of the Corsair Flash Readout USB drive. The new USB Flash drive features a Bi-stable Cholesteric Display (BCD) showing data usage, availability and allowing for personalized ID or labeling.

Joining the ever growing Corsair Flash product family, Corsair's Flash Readout USB drive has been designed for users who demand performance, aesthetics and advanced functionality in a small portable device. Offering up to 2GB of storage, the new USB Flash drive features an 11 character alphanumeric label display, pie chart to indicate disk space usage and a 4-digit display showing available storage space. The BCD display retains and displays information for up to one year without the use of a battery.

In addition to advanced display features the Corsair Flash Readout USB drive offers excellent performance. Featuring high speed USB 2.0 interface it can support sustained read speed up to 20MB/sec and write speed up to 7MB/sec. The drive supports Plug & Play functionality in Windows XP, 2000, ME, Linux 2.4.0 and later, Mac OS 9, X and later.

Large storage capacities, portability, and user friendly designs have aided in the wide acceptance of USB Flash drives among computer users. The Corsair Flash Readout USB drive takes the benefits of USB Flash drives one step further to allow users to add personal IDs for the storage device and know the amount of space remaining on the drive.

"The USB Flash drive has grown to be a preferred external storage solution for many computer users. They are convenient, fast and ultra portable," stated Richard Hashim, Director of Product Marketing at Corsair Memory. "Our new Flash Readout USB drive adds several important features to flash drives, allowing personalized screen labeling and a storage space availability indicator. These features are extremely convenient tools for users taking advantage of storing large files such as music and photos on their USB drives," Hashim continued.

Product Features/Specifications:
  • Display: 11 characters of personalized ID or label, 4-digit detail free space in Megabyte, pie chart for indicating disk space usage
  • Capacities: 1GB and 2GB capacities available
  • Interface: High Speed USB 2.0 (compatible USB 1.1)
  • Speed: Up to 20MB/sec read and up to 7MB/sec write
  • Indicator: LED indicator light
  • Dimensions: 78 x 21 x 12.9mm (L x W x H)
  • Accessories: Lanyard, setup CD and USB cable
  • Warranty: 10 year warranty

The CMFUSBREADOUT-1GB and CMFUSBREADOUT-2GB are available immediately at an estimated street price of $39.99 and $59.99 respectively through Corsair's authorized distributors, resellers, retailers and e-tailers. Corsair's Flash Readout USB drives are backed by a 10 year warranty and complete customer support via telephone, email, forum and TechSupport Xpress troubleshooting guide. For more information on these Corsair USB Flash drives, please visit the Corsair home page.
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