Apogee outs USB 3.0 thumb drives

Looking for 128 gigglebites of superfast storage in a package not much bigger than a stick of gum? Have more money than sense? Well... this could be your lucky day.

Taipei memory masters Walton Chaintech have released the Apogee-branded Astro Drive A101, which is the smallest USB 3.0 mass storage device in the world, as far as we can tell.

In real world testing the diminutive drives, which are available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities, managed to read at 186 megabytes read second and write at 130, at least six times faster than the USB 2.0 standard's top speed.

We have no idea how much these will set you back once it reaches our shores, but we have a feeling it ain't gonna be cheap.

A pocket drive for deep pockets, indeed.