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Monster Digital (http://www.monsterdigital.com) has rolled out its first line of external Solid State Drives (SSD), which can fulfill your need for speed (if you have the money). They're about four times as fast as a traditional hard drive.
Inside the laser etched stainless steel enclosure is an advanced, high-speed, solid state drive that is available in four storage capacities of 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB for the suggested retail prices of US$179.99, $299.99, $599.99, $1399.99 respectively.
Small, lightweight, and similar in size to an iPhone 4, each drive is portable. Wrapped around each drive is an integrated USB 3.0 cable, so you'll never again be without a connection cable when you need it most (the drive also works with USB 2.0). Rated at 250/150MB/s read/write speeds, all Overdrive 3.0's include a built in blue LED data transfer indicator and soft travel pouch. Because the technology is so energy efficient, no external power is needed, and it won't drain your laptop battery like a traditional rotating hard drive can.
Since there are no moving parts, the drives are quiet, and durable. The Monster drives are configured to work with either Macs or PCs right out of the box and boast a three-year warranty.