By Andrew Liszewski
eSATA based flash drives, at least pocket-sized ones, are few and far-between these days. So it’s not like you have to choose between eSATA and USB all the time. But Active Media Products has already made that decision moot with their eSATA USB SSD Drive, which conveniently includes both a mini USB 2.0 port and an eSATA connection.
When connected to your PC via eSATA you can expect to see read speeds of up to 100MB/sec and write speeds of up to 55MB/sec, though you’ll also need to have the drive connected to a USB port at the same time for power, which is a little inconvenient. (It means you’ll always have to carry the included USB cable with you.) The drive is currently available from Amazon in a 16GB and 32GB model for $69.95 and $109.95 respectively, and can supposedly be used driver-free with all of the major OSes on the market today.