Sony Launches its First USB 3.0 Thumb Drive

Sony-USB3.JPGUSB 3.0 is the latest and greatest in terms of file transfers via USB, and it's being rolled out across the industry - more slowly from some companies than others. Sony is the latest to make the leap to this extremely fast new standard with their brand new Micro Vault Mach.

Sony's own tests show that you can expect read speeds of up to 120 MB/s and 90 MB/s. That's a maximum of course, but speeds like that make for some nice quick file transfers, whether you're moving photos or videos.

The Mach features an aluminum body that's made to take a bit more of a beating than the standard plastic models. The ability to "click" the connector in like you would an ink pen gives a bit more security - not a necessity but still nice to have.

The drive will be available this month in sizes of 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB.