Flash drives aren’t news anymore since a new one comes out every day. Even one with 4GB capacity doesn’t excite us like it used to months ago. The new 4GB Flash drive by Japanese manufacturer Buffalo, though, is worth talking about. The name is terrible – the RUF2-S4G-BS. What I like, though, is that it has 2 chipsets. That means that you can read and write at the same time. If you’re in a hurry to transfer a bunch of data back and forth between the drive and your computer, the time you have to wait for the drive to read before you can write to it can seem like an eternity. The drive uses a Single Level Cell for high-speed transfers.
The size of the drive is no more or less than you would expect from a flash drive. It measures 76 x 19 x 9 mm and weighs 12 grams. It is USB 2.0 compatible and will work for you whether you are a Mac or Windows user.
This functionality and memory size doesn’t come cheap. It will be available in December at the end of the month in Japan and will cost about $410. You can expect to see many more devices with this technology in the near future.