eSATA-enabled flash drives may be the next big thing in portable storage because it’s so much faster than USB. Following Kanguru Solutions, who released, the first USB flash drive that also offers External Serial ATA (eSATA) connectivity — now, the OCZ Technology also announced an eSATA-enabled flash drive with up to 32GB capacity, as did Advanced Media Inc.’s Ridata-brand.
Kanguru‘s eFlash drive, with its eSATA 3Gbit/sec. throughput, potentially offers five to six times the speed of USB 2.0, which is 480Mbit/sec. The key word here is, potentially.