Super Talent RC8 Portable SSD Shaped Like USB Flash Drive Michael Kwan June 28, 2011 We’ve seen portable solid state drives before, as well as plenty of people putting SSDs into what are really supposed to be external enclosures for hard drives. The trouble with all of these is that they are still physically of a certain size. Super Talent wants to change that. What you see here is the Super Talent RC8. It might look like your run of the mill USB flash drive, but it’s actually a full-fledged SSD under the hood. You get the compact form factor of a thumb drive, but the performance of a true SSD, complete with SSD architecture and a real Sandforce SF-1222 controller. That’s pretty darn fascinating. To achieve over 200MB/s read and write speeds, Super Talent has thrown a USB 3.0 connection and eight flash channels (four NAND devices) on this 93.5 x 25 x 8 mm sucker. In fact, they’re claiming up to 270MB/s read and up to 240MB/s write. You might have noticed the Patriot flash drive shootout that I did over at Futurelooks earlier this month. Even the 8-channel Patriot Supersonic Magnum only got up to 128.6MB/s read, so this Super Talent USB 3.0 Express RC8 would bust it out of the water. No word on price, but the aluminum housed Super Talent RC8 USB 3.0 flash drive portable SSD is expected to ship in your choice of 25GB, 50GB, and 100GB. Source: CG Share This With The World!