Avalon Technology has unveiled its fastest USB flash drive yet. The new eight-gigabyte USB Speedster is ideal for consumers and small business owners who need to travel with or transfer large amounts of information.

The new drive features advanced encryption, and is compatible with nearly every operating system, including the latest editions of Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. The new drive is encased in a stainless steel water resistant design, with no cap to lose.

"This is great news for our company and for those in the tech world," Min Liu, vice president of product development for Avalon Technology, said in a statement. "There aren't many flash drives that come with this quality of encryption at this speed."