SuperCrypt USB 3.0 Flash Drive Soothes Even the Most Paranoid Early Adopters

I'm imagining a Venn diagram of 1.) People who've already built a PC compatible with USB 3.0 and 2.) people who are gravely concerned about data security. The middle section is quite large! Hence, the Super Talent SuperCrypts.

These jumbo-sized flash drives, which are backwards compatible with USB 2.0, have been built around AES hardware encryption, with 128-bit ECB and 256-bit XTS encryption for the Standard and Pro Editions, respectively. Capacities will range from 16GB to 256GB, and while Super Talent hasn't announced prices yet, don't expect these drive to be cheap when they start selling later this month.

Anyway, encryption and comically huge storage options are nice features and all, but this is a USB 3.0 drive, so tell me about the speed:

This new drive supports USB 3.0 speeds of up to 240MB/s.

Granted, that's almost certainly a read speed rather than a write speed, but still, 240MB/s download put this in league with later generation SSDs, which is pretty amazing for a thumb drive—even a chubster like this one. [PCPer]