USB 3.0 is still slowly rolling out but Verbatim has charged forward with a line of flash drives. The new line of Store ‘n’ Go V3 USB 3.0 flash drives utilize the latest USB spec for speedy transfers. Verbatim boasts that they’re twice as fast as USB 2.0 drives. Like other USB 3.0 devices, these models are backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1 ports although the speeds will be slower. Plus, with the price starting at $19.99 for the 8GB model, they’re relatively affordable as well.
Widespread adoption of USB 3.0 has yet to happen. For the most part USB 2.0 is still very practical offering acceptable file transfer speeds. USB 3.0 is certainly faster, but it only takes USB 2.0 a second to transfer a PDF or Excel spreadsheet.
This line from Verbatim shows that USB 3.0 component prices are finally dropping. It wasn’t that long ago USB 3.0 flash drives cost north of $100. Vebatim’s Store ‘n’ Go line starts out at $19.99.