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Sony introduces its first USB 3.0 flash drives, the Micro Vault MACH

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If you need to share big files quickly and don't find online sharing ideal, Sony has you covered with its first USB 3.0 flash drives.

Sony Micro Vault MACH
Sony Micro Vault MACH

If your files are too big to transfer through the plethora of online file sharing services available, Sony has you covered with its first USB 3.0 flash drives. The Micro Vault MACH drives come in 8, 16, 32, and 64GB capacities; read speeds are 60MB/s for the 8GB model and 120MB/s for the rest. Write speeds weren't officially announced although Sony notes the 64GB model reached 90MB/s in testing. Of course, those speeds are only theoretical, but certainly trump what lowly USB 2.0 currently delivers — but they're also backwards compatible for computers stuck without USB 3.0 (like every Mac Apple sells, for example). These new drives come in a stylish aluminum exterior shell with a retractable USB connector and LED data transfer light. If you're interested, Sony says the Micro Vault MACH will be available this month, though there's no pricing information available at this time.