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A-DATA shows off badly-designed eSATA flash drive

Darren Murph
January 8, 2008
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We're not exactly sure what's up with the design here, but apparently, A-DATA felt it was a great idea to unveil an uber-speedy eSATA SSD flash drive that requires both an eSATA and a USB connection. Supposedly, this 16GB to 32GB unit can't actually be plugged directly into an eSATA port as-is, as power from the USB socket is necessary for things to function properly. Essentially, the flash drive has to be connected to the pictured dongle -- which obviously takes up two ports in your machine -- in order to operate. Needless to say, we've all ideas that we'll see a design tweak before these ship en masse.

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