Sure, USB 3.0
can make external hard drives
pretty snappy, but who wants to lug around a rock? We want to know where the SuperSpeed port takes our tiny USB keys, and the fine folks at PC Perspective
have the answer to that question. They found the Super Talent SuperCrypt
not only a capable performer, but nearly as fast as a modern SSD
, with average read and write speeds of 185MB / sec and 50MB / sec respectively. Given that the silver stick costs more
than an SSD, too (from $119 for 16GB to $778 for 256GB), that's not so surprising... but the idea of transferring the full contents of a dual-layer DVD from this sucker in under a minute is positively jaw-dropping. Assuming that -- like Cryptkeeper -- you still have one to drop.