the likes of Gigabyte of Asus backing it, USB 3.0 and SATA 6.0Gbps might have a bright future. OCZ has announced that it is teaming up Symwave to present a new external storage product with USB 3.0 support that will be shown at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas early next year.
Unfortunately, OCZ is keeping it under tight wraps and we are still lacking key specifications. The few details that OCZ shared are that is will be the smallest, highest performance and lowest power consuming USB 3.0 device. This shouldn't be too hard to accomplish considering the fact that there aren't many devices with the USB 3.0 support.
The best educated guess is that we will be looking at some sort of SSD with USB 3.0 port, or maybe even a flash drive. PCPerspective
scored a prototype picture of what appears to be an SSD drive, and the rendering looks quite good.