Hey I just reviewed this over the weekend, and now here’s the official press release about it.. Stop over HERE and read the full review after you read the PR below.

Cirago  today announced the debut of its ultra-compact CST6000 Series USB 3.0 portable storage drive that offers SuperSpeed data transfers in a durable, pocket-sized, lightweight form factor for optimum portability.

The 3 1/4" by 5 1/3" drive is just 1/2" thick, making it one of the slimmest USB 3.0 drives on the market. Leveraging this latest interface technology, the CST6000 series can achieve up to 10-times the transfer speed of USB 2.0. The product is available in 250GB, 320GB, 500GB and 640GB capacity with enough storage to host a substantial multi-media collection.

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Unlike other similar products, the CST6000 features a durable iPhone-like aluminum case that is not only lightweight, but also stands up to heat and shock better than typical plastic shells. Specially designed for portability, the CST6000 comes complete with a carrying pouch to offer added protection when dropping the drive into a laptop bag, briefcase or backpack.

"This ultra-portable drive delivers the latest USB 3.0 technology with plug-and-play ease that is also backward compatible with existing 2.0 technology," said Patrick Lo, President of Cirago. "Even if your current PC doesn’t offer USB 3.0, with this device you’ll be ready to take advantage of the faster transfer capacity when you upgrade to a USB 3.0 machine down the road."

The CST6000 is also one of the most affordable on the market, making it an economical way to quickly and easily upgrade or expand storage options for digital media libraries, backup storage and more. MSRP ranges from just $69.99 for 250GB capacity to $99.99 for a 640GB model. Each model comes with its own USB 3.0 cable, auxiliary power cable and carrying pouch and is compatible with PC, Mac and Linux systems.

The CST6000 also features Cirago’s unique frustration-free packaging that eliminates cumbersome clamshell wraps that are not only difficult, but sometimes dangerous, to open. Its eco-friendly packaging includes warranty and registration information printed right on the cardboard carrier, eliminating extra paper waste.

The CST6000 Series of USB 3.0 portable storage solutions is available at major electronics retailers including NewEgg.com, MicroCenter, Amazon.com and TigerDirect.com. For more information, visit www.cirago.com.