working hard on its Firewire based memory key and we have seen it in action. The prototype is still the size of a baby shoes box but we´ve seen the model how it will look at the end. USB based memory key can write 12 MB and read almost 22 MB/s a second on the large files while the Firewire one writes just over 40MB/s in the same test and reads the same file at up to 46 MB/s.
USB keys can do faster than 12 MB/s but still cannot even get close to 46MB/s, that is why you will need the Firewire interface.
We still don’t know when OCZ plans to ship this product but it should be out before Xmas.