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New 4GB Flash Drive Packs Quite a Punch

ScuttleMonkey posted more than 6 years ago | from the now-even-easier-to-lose-with-your-keys dept.

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PCPro has a neat little tidbit about a new flash drive from Corsair. This little drive, only half the size of a lighter, packs a punch with 4GB of data storage and a very reasonable price tag (approx $32 USD). "When a Corsair rep turned up at Dennis Towers yesterday he told us he'd brought something pretty special to show off. We were therefore distinctly underwhelmed when he said it was ... a flash drive. But this flash drive needs seeing to be believed. It's been passed all round the office, where it's invariably been greeted with ooohs and aaaahs of grinning appreciation."

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!news (5, Insightful)

Slashdot Suxxors (1207082) | more than 6 years ago | (#23603607)

A tiny flash drive? Honestly?

Re:!news (2, Insightful)

adonoman (624929) | more than 6 years ago | (#23603701)

If this were 32 or 64 GB, then I'd be impressed, but come on - we already have 8GB Micro SD cards.

Re:!news (4, Funny)

Hijacked Public (999535) | more than 6 years ago | (#23603855)

Yes, but what we don't have is 8GB Micro SD card vendors paying from front page Slashdot ads.

Re:!news (3, Funny)

el americano (799629) | more than 6 years ago | (#23604383)

"We were therefore distinctly underwhelmed when he said it was...a flash drive."

Join the party, pal.

Re:!news (5, Funny)

larry bagina (561269) | more than 6 years ago | (#23603735)

Hell, even those uncontacted natives in the remote amazon wilderness were unimpressed.

Re:!news (4, Funny)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 6 years ago | (#23604201)

Well, they did throw spears at it.

Re:!news (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23604699)

I think we should throw Spears back at them, Britney Spears.

Re:!news (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23604865)

But I like Britney's pears.

Re:!news (1)

mrbluze (1034940) | more than 6 years ago | (#23604859)

It's been passed all round the office, where it's invariably been greeted with ooohs and aaaahs of grinning appreciation.
Anyone would have thought it was a picture of Natalie Portman in an unconventional pose. But a flash drive? These people need to get out more.

Re:!news (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23603765)

Agreed. According to a quick search [google.com] drives like this are already on the market, and for only slightly more $$. So is the news that this type of drive is now on sale?

Re:!news (5, Insightful)

chaosmind (31621) | more than 6 years ago | (#23603955)

Yeah, this is a truly weak excuse for a story.

I just bought an 8 Gig drive for $39 USD, so the price isn't amazing. No MP3 player or slot for an SD card, nothing really technologically innovative...

We need an actual "products review" section (products.slashdot.org) in order to filter out such stories when you're not in a shopping mood.

Re:!news (3, Funny)

l00sr (266426) | more than 6 years ago | (#23606313)

You're right. No wifi, less space than a Nomad. Lame.

The best part of the whole "article" (4, Funny)

jeffmeden (135043) | more than 6 years ago | (#23604391)

This guy should NOT be a "components" ANYTHING with a world-class knucklehead observation like this:

Considering our components editor paid £50 for a single gigabyte of bulky storage just a couple of years ago, the inexorable march and miniaturisation of USB storage is plain to see.
Jeepers! Only a few years in order for storage technology to get smaller, more capacious, and cheaper! Oh what wonders the future has brought!

Who says /. is becoming just an advertising site? (1)

frovingslosh (582462) | more than 6 years ago | (#23604813)

Ain't it great that we have /. to tell us about things like flash drives half the size of a butane lighter? Or that cost only a little more than twice what I've seen other small 4 Gig flash drives go for recently? Now I can be disenchanted with my 2 1/2 inch 4 Gig drive that I just paid $14 for, if only I had this new drive instead, it would be much easier to loose, and I really really need the extra physical space that my drive wastes.

Re:!news (1)

msauve (701917) | more than 6 years ago | (#23605835)

...and only twice the price of a generic one from Microcenter [microcenter.com] .

Half the size of a lighter (1)

Hatta (162192) | more than 6 years ago | (#23603613)

I'd rather have an 8 gig drive that's the full size of a lighter.

Re:Half the size of a lighter (1)

Enoxice (993945) | more than 6 years ago | (#23603753)

I assume it would also let you "burn" a dual-layer DVD?

[/badpun]

duct tape (0, Troll)

twitter (104583) | more than 6 years ago | (#23603845)

You will have to turn it around, but it's your form factor.

Re:duct tape (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23604885)

hey twitter! Thanks for that blowjob last night. You reallly know how to suck dick. I guess you hear that a lot!

Re:Half the size of a lighter (1)

Hijacked Public (999535) | more than 6 years ago | (#23603973)

Buy 2 of these and tape them together?

Re:Half the size of a lighter (4, Funny)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | more than 6 years ago | (#23604187)

I have a lighter, the size of a flash drive. Maybe we can make these objects into standard units of measure!

Re:Half the size of a lighter (2, Funny)

RManning (544016) | more than 6 years ago | (#23604549)

I have a lighter, the size of a flash drive. Maybe we can make these objects into standard units of measure!

Sure: this flash drive measures 0.5 Imerial Lighers and holds 0.10 Libraries of Congress worth of data.

Re:Half the size of a lighter (1)

Clay Pigeon -TPF-VS- (624050) | more than 6 years ago | (#23605131)

Isnt LoC a unit of volume for asteroids and meteors, similar to, but larger than the volkswagen beetle?

Re:Half the size of a lighter (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23605479)

What is that in standard Volkswagen Bugs?

Re:Half the size of a lighter (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23605689)

I have a lighter, the size of a flash drive. Maybe we can make these objects into standard units of measure!
What multiple of the width of a human hair (THE fundamental unit of size) would that be?

Re:Half the size of a lighter (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23605745)

I want to know the ratio of Libraries of Congress that can be stored on the drive to the number of drives that could physically fit into the Library of Congress.

Re:Half the size of a lighter (1)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | more than 6 years ago | (#23606109)

represented as square cubits of onionskin, double-spaced with a standard, IBM Selectric ball.

Re:Half the size of a lighter (2, Funny)

iminplaya (723125) | more than 6 years ago | (#23606067)

How many Libraries of Congress can the lighter burn down?

Re:Half the size of a lighter (1)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | more than 6 years ago | (#23606171)

As many as the Zionists decree. :-)

Re:Half the size of a lighter (1)

iminplaya (723125) | more than 6 years ago | (#23606661)

Ok...but no fair using gasoline or other "accelerants".

Re:Half the size of a lighter (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23605385)

I actually bought an 8GB flash drive for 25 dollars a few weeks ago. From Future Shop.

Here you go... (1)

msauve (701917) | more than 6 years ago | (#23605857)

cheaper [microcenter.com] than the slashvertised 4 gb one, too.

Re:Half the size of a lighter (1)

catch23 (97972) | more than 6 years ago | (#23606667)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220247 [newegg.com]

The that one from newegg is smaller and half the cost. I still love my dime sized PQI 2GB drive though, it fits in my wallet and doesn't cause it bulge.

Slashvertisement (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23603625)

Can I be the first to say....So what?

more information (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23603685)

here [goatse.ch] .

Re:more information (4, Funny)

Slashdot Suxxors (1207082) | more than 6 years ago | (#23603727)

See! Even the goatse trolls are less than enthusiastic. "Stories" like these bring everyone down.

Re:more information (0)

Jeng (926980) | more than 6 years ago | (#23604723)

Hell, if I had mod points I'd mod up the troll for this story.

Nice ad (4, Insightful)

DurendalMac (736637) | more than 6 years ago | (#23603689)

So, does Slashdot get paid for this kind of advertisement?

Re:Nice ad (4, Insightful)

CogDissident (951207) | more than 6 years ago | (#23603703)

Lots of slashvertisements lately. Anyone know a good news site that covers the same geek range, but hasn't sold out this much?

Re:Nice ad (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23603789)

Lots of slashvertisements lately. Anyone know a good news site that covers the same geek range, but hasn't sold out this much?
Lol

+1 Insightful +1 Interesting (2, Funny)

xtracto (837672) | more than 6 years ago | (#23604027)

I would post that as an "ask slashdot" unfortunately, it would never be accepted :(

Re:+1 Insightful +1 Interesting (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23604141)

It could be, if kdawson or timothy have anything to say about it. They're both trolls, in my book.

Re:Nice ad (4, Interesting)

snl2587 (1177409) | more than 6 years ago | (#23604229)

And they've all been coming from ScuttleMonkey. ALL of them.

Re:Nice ad (2, Interesting)

pembo13 (770295) | more than 6 years ago | (#23604543)

Well, I am kinda actually interested, and happy this got posted.

Re:Nice ad (1)

maxume (22995) | more than 6 years ago | (#23604745)

There is an easier place to keep track of such things:

http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=522&name=USB-Flash-Drives [newegg.com]

Newegg doesn't always have the best prices, and they aren't always pain free, but they are usually pain free and almost always have competitive prices.

There are plenty of 4 GB half sticks, especially if you don't care extra for Crucial:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2013240522%201309421175&bop=And&Pagesize=50 [newegg.com]

Some are downright tiny:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820208342 [newegg.com]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820609295 [newegg.com]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211252 [newegg.com]

Re:Nice ad (1)

Zillatron (415756) | more than 6 years ago | (#23605137)

All technocrat [technocrat.net] really lacks is readers commenting. This may be a plus.

Re:Nice ad (1, Interesting)

cerberusss (660701) | more than 6 years ago | (#23604045)

Very insightful -- not. I like this story, for one. I don't believe Taco selling out.

Re:Nice ad (2, Insightful)

Pulzar (81031) | more than 6 years ago | (#23604301)

Very insightful -- not. I like this story, for one. I don't believe Taco selling out.

What do you like about it? It's not a particularly interesting article, and the product being showed off is not particularly advanced, cool, or really, not much of anything compared to other similar products. I mean, you can get 8GB flash drives that are smaller than that, and the size and capacity are the only thing going for this product.

Really, either the editor doesn't know what's top of the line these days, or Slashdot's getting paid to insert product advertisements as stories. Not being much of a conspiracy theorist myself, I believe it's the former. Nevertheless, it still makes it a bad "story" to post.

Re:Nice ad (1)

cerberusss (660701) | more than 6 years ago | (#23605161)

I'm not up-to-speed on hardware, so I found it interesting to see. I would also like a story about a new Dell server offering or somesuch. I'm probably the only one that liked the sponsored Intel section from half a year ago.

Re:Nice ad (1)

Pulzar (81031) | more than 6 years ago | (#23605423)

I'm not up-to-speed on hardware, so I found it interesting to see.

But the editors should be up-to-speed. This way, they are misleading you into thinking that this is state-of-the-art technology, and are basically mis-informing you (or, trying to pitch an inferior product for other reasons).

I would also like a story about a new Dell server offering or somesuch.

I'm all for stories about new server offerings, but don't show me a server that's not at least one of faster, cheaper, more powerful, or cooler looking than the competition! Wouldn't you expect that, too, from a nerd news site?

Re:Nice ad (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23604207)

So, does Slashdot get paid for this kind of advertisement?

Maybe not, but I bet they get alot of free flash drives.

Re:Nice ad (1)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 6 years ago | (#23604841)

So, does Slashdot get paid for this kind of advertisement?
Well, they did serve ads both while you were posting and while we were reading your post.

um. (2, Insightful)

Vanigard_Man (884763) | more than 6 years ago | (#23603797)

"looks down at his lighter-sized, $35 8 gig flash drive* and this is big because?

Re:um. (1)

weirdcrashingnoises (1151951) | more than 6 years ago | (#23603851)

seriously, the size is not that amazing (i have 1 gig flash that is same size, i got it for free)

and neither is the price, just look around newegg if u catch a good deal u can get 4gig flash for 18~24 $USD (free shipping is hard to find but sometimes its there)

if it was capable of some insane amazing read/write speeds and still that size and still that cost... THEN i might be a little impressed. but it would have to be some really SWEET speeds... if it was great speeds with both tons of small files and a single large file

Re:um. (1)

Enderandrew (866215) | more than 6 years ago | (#23604693)

I bought my Kingston 4 gig flash drive from them (Newegg.com) 6 months ago for $15 plus shipping, and I see it advertised all the time now for $15 with free shipping. So I'm not sure how a $32 version is Slashdot worthy in the least.

Re:um. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23604775)

yes...i have a 16GB one encased in rubber that is still just smaller than a bic.

wtf is goin on /.?

Re:um. (-1, Offtopic)

larry bagina (561269) | more than 6 years ago | (#23604919)

I have a 16" that I encase in a rubber.

Who cares? (1)

HeavensBlade23 (946140) | more than 6 years ago | (#23603803)

That's not even the smallest flash drive I've seen. It looks bigger than a mini-kart. "Old thing comes in new, slightly smaller size, news at 11"

Sony's Micro Vault Tiny is smaller (2, Informative)

NixieBunny (859050) | more than 6 years ago | (#23603809)

I keep one of these in my wallet. It's wafer-thin. Pretty much the size of a flash chip plus a USB connector wafer. They come in sizes up to 8GB.

Re:Sony's Micro Vault Tiny is smaller (1)

Slashdot Suxxors (1207082) | more than 6 years ago | (#23603827)

My only complaint with the Micro Vault is that it feels cheap. I picked one up last weekend though and it's a quality drive otherwise.

Re:Sony's Micro Vault Tiny is smaller (1)

Sta7ic (819090) | more than 6 years ago | (#23604243)

Wafer thin? Well, maybe we can try plugging in ONE more of them...

Re:Sony's Micro Vault Tiny is smaller (3, Funny)

somersault (912633) | more than 6 years ago | (#23604245)

Maitre D: And finally, monsieur, a wafer-thin USB drive.

Mr Creosote: No.

Maitre D: Oh sir! It's only a tiny little thin one.

Mr Creosote: No. Fuck off - my wallet's full... [jingles]

Maitre D: Oh sir... it's only wafer thin.

Mr Creosote: Look - I couldn't fit in another thing. It's absolutely stuffed. Bugger off.

Maitre D: Oh sir, just... just one...

Mr Creosote: Oh all right. Just one.

Maitre D: Just the one, sir... voila... bon jour...

With all due respect... (1)

JackAshley (1177357) | more than 6 years ago | (#23603829)

In their defense, it IS pretty small...

Re:With all due respect... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23604023)

In their defense, it IS pretty small...
It's still large compared to your penis.

Re:With all due respect... (1)

navygeek (1044768) | more than 6 years ago | (#23604025)

Just like several of the editors'...well...hell, pick a body part - they're all fairly apt.

Maybe (1)

EkriirkE (1075937) | more than 6 years ago | (#23603843)

Maybe they left off a 0 on 40?

It's not that small or that big... (2, Insightful)

argent (18001) | more than 6 years ago | (#23603893)

You can get higher capacity drives than that in more compact packages. It's a little cheaper than the 4G version of this drive [sandisk.com] but the Sandisk product's got it beat to hell for coolness.

Re:It's not that small or that big... (1)

emag (4640) | more than 6 years ago | (#23604111)

The wife & me just got a couple of these 8G micro-SDHC [sandisk.com] cards. What's shown there is a reader with the micro SDHC card not inserted. It's actually pretty impressive (and comes with a lanyard & clip so you don't lose the reader).

Geez, my dick is smaller than THAT! (4, Funny)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 6 years ago | (#23603919)

Wait a minute. Did I just say that out loud?

Re:Geez, my dick is smaller than THAT! (2, Funny)

jcgf (688310) | more than 6 years ago | (#23603981)

Erect or flaccid?

Re:Geez, my dick is smaller than THAT! (2, Funny)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 6 years ago | (#23604449)

First one, then the other.

I'm not angry like some people about this... (2, Insightful)

Facegarden (967477) | more than 6 years ago | (#23603965)

... but it certainly is rediculous... OMG a small flash drive! Umm.. Smaller flash drives of the same or larger capacity already exist... Why the hell is that on here? People complain about things being not news all the time if they're not interesting enough, but this literally is not news for nerds, in the sense that we are all already aware that small flash drives exist, it is not terribly cheap by comparison to other small flash drives, and it has no seemingly special features. It is also not "stuff that matters". I don't complain about things not being news normally (or maybe ever on this site?) but this is just plain ridiculous, please never, ever, post things like this, it dilutes the value of the other articles on your site. -Taylor

Re:I'm not angry like some people about this... (1)

ditoa (952847) | more than 6 years ago | (#23604031)

This is exactly what I am thinking. I have had a 4GB Sandisk pen drive which is only a little bit bigger for about a year now and it is under £20 now as well. The PCPro article is more of an advertisement. This does not belong on the Slashdot front page.

Re:I'm not angry like some people about this... (1)

el americano (799629) | more than 6 years ago | (#23604345)

The unanimity of this point of view in the comments is heartening. If they have to push ads, they'll need to do better than this waste of space. Let's all recommend alternative products so that this slashvertizement backfires:

Sony Micro Vault Tiny
PQI i810/i815

already something better! (1)

ILuvRamen (1026668) | more than 6 years ago | (#23604061)

Recently I bought a 2Gb flash drive that was just like that one except without the back on it. It was seriously about the size of a Cheez It (you know, the cheesey crackers). It was basically a millimeter tall and just had low profile gold contacts and that's it. It was seriously about 50% smaller than this one. The thing seemed so flimsy and small though that I was afraid larger objects in my pocket would crush it and I had heard they're flimsy on newegg. So I used it to even up a barter for a graphics card and now I have a PNY medium sized normal 4Gb drive. This one's a little more armored but still, smallness isn't really an issue. I can hardly find my PNY 1.5" one in my pocket as it is. Plus the tiny flash drive I got was $20 and the PNY was $40 and that was almost a year ago.

Who cares (1)

WindBourne (631190) | more than 6 years ago | (#23604065)

I would much rather than a cheap 80 or 120G CF drive that I can pick up for $100. As it is, I bought a 32G for 140.

Small is nice, but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23604077)

how fast is it? Particularly, how fast can you write to it? There's very little point in having 4GB of storage if it takes 20 minutes to fill it up.

This is news? (1)

masumuraseito (1099509) | more than 6 years ago | (#23604311)

I bought an 8GB microSDHC card a couple of months ago that came with a Sandisk Mobile Mate MicroSD reader. Its dimensions are 3.2cm x 1.7cm x 0.7cm. It works great. I found the reader without a card on Amazon.com for under $2. I have no doubt that the reader could handle a 32gb microSD card with no issues.

ummm... news? care? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23604335)

Alright, so does anyone really care that a flash drive is now just bigger than the size the a single memory chip and USB controller chip? Does it really matter that it is "smaller"? Let me know when it breaks the 150MB READ/WRITE per second mark, then I might care...

Oh wait, this is USB 2.0, so 60MB max there on the bus... Oh well, guess I won't ever care then.

So what does a media placement on slashdot go for? (4, Funny)

AmazingRuss (555076) | more than 6 years ago | (#23604371)

I have an amazing computer that is battery powered and fits on your lap that I would like to promote.

lame... (1)

bsDaemon (87307) | more than 6 years ago | (#23604399)

no wireless, less space than a nomad...lame.

seriously though, I thought this was going to be about a 4GB SSD hard disk for cheap, not yet-another-usb-key.

Wake me up when that happens.

Who the hell modded this story up? (3, Informative)

wolf12886 (1206182) | more than 6 years ago | (#23604463)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2013240522+1309421175&name=4GB [newegg.com]

Dam, even a 15 second foray to Newegg turns up no fewer than 4 drives that are small, have a capacity of 4 gigs, and are well rated.

Whats next, "This man in a lab coat says ____'s "Male Enhancement" product really works"

Re:Who the hell modded this story up? (2, Funny)

mattmcm (1143125) | more than 6 years ago | (#23604597)

"This man in a lab coat says ____'s "Male Enhancement" product really works"
Your ideas intrigue me and I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

How does it pack a punch? (1)

SeePage87 (923251) | more than 6 years ago | (#23604485)

When I read the headline I assumed they were going to explain how it was super fast as well. If the size was what makes it pack a punch then you can't tell us its size and say it packs a punch, it's redundant.

PQI connector (1)

Lord Byron II (671689) | more than 6 years ago | (#23604515)

Thats a PQI-style connector on the end. The real PQI drives are a much better deal. Twice as much storage, same price, including shipping:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820141265 [newegg.com]

And as far as small goes, these are smaller (although less capacity):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820141275 [newegg.com]

Can't fit them side by side (1)

lalena (1221394) | more than 6 years ago | (#23604563)

Tiny, yet like all Corsair Flash drives it is too wide to fit two of them side by side. Length doesn't matter. Width and height matter when you have multiple drives plugged in.

Amazing! (1)

Dan East (318230) | more than 6 years ago | (#23604687)

I'm going to take some pictures of my 4 GB MicroSD card, so the Slashdot editors can be awed by it too.

pqi has had that beat for ages (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23604715)

SuperTalent Pico (3, Informative)

lesinator (459276) | more than 6 years ago | (#23604823)

The SuperTalent Pico [supertalent.com] drives (in particular the C) are smaller. I recently purchased a 4gb model for half the price of these. You can also get the Pico with 8gb. I am not impressed with what Corsair is offering.

There's alot better out there. (1)

PHPNerd (1039992) | more than 6 years ago | (#23604887)

I found this one at Microcenter [microcenter.com] with 16GB for $60. They even have one with 32GB, but it's like $150. This is not news. Slashvertisement to say the least.

it ain't news, it's slashdot dot org (1)

poot_rootbeer (188613) | more than 6 years ago | (#23605243)

"Considering our components editor paid £50 for a single gigabyte of bulky storage just a couple of years ago, the inexorable march and miniaturisation of USB storage is plain to see."

In this case, I'm sure "bulky" is defined as "almost LARGER than a disposable lighter".

I honestly don't see how people who measure their computer experience in decades -- you know, the entire Slashdot community -- would find any aspect of this adver-story to be interesting or noteworthy. The neo-est neophyte among us remembers the days when a 4" Zip drive cartridge held a mere 100MB; the grayest and beardiest greybeards can recall a time when a hard drive held at most 20MB, and required the space, power, and ventilation of a residential clothes dryer.

Are the editors on a "half-day Fridays" schedule for the summer? Happy weekend, y'all.

Re:it ain't news, it's slashdot dot org (1)

ceoyoyo (59147) | more than 6 years ago | (#23606583)

The grayest graybeards? I'm under 30 and my first hard drive was a cutting edge 40 MB. I certainly remember before that when a hard drive was something the size of a commercial clothes dryer and we thought dual 5 1/4" floppy drives were pretty cool.

Keychain MicroSD reader Flash drive (1)

Fritzed (634646) | more than 6 years ago | (#23605521)

I have had one of these keychain microSD card readers [sourcingmap.com] for about a year now. There is nothing smaller, and you can always buy a newer bigger microSD card, almost always for cheaper than a flash drive.

Still not enough space for you? Get one of these microSD card holder keychain straps [strapya-world.com] and you just tripled your storage space.

(yawn) Call me in 2006 (2, Insightful)

WuphonsReach (684551) | more than 6 years ago | (#23605711)

4GB flash drives (of any size) are OLD. The current "big" sizes are 8GB.

What I want is a Corsair Cruzer Titanium in a 16GB or 32GB size.

(I like my little 2GB Cruzer Titanium. It hangs off my keychain and is surviving very well on a day-to-day basis.)

Re:(yawn) Call me in 2006 (1)

WuphonsReach (684551) | more than 6 years ago | (#23605739)

(doh... which of course is make by SanDisk, not Corsair.)

And they've finally released the 8GB Cruzer Titanium [sandisk.com] ... so now I'm tempted to upgrade.

Still doesn't change the fact that those little Cruzer Titanium's can take a hell of a beating. Nice size, nice weight.

Re:(yawn) Call me in 2006 (1)

ForestGrump (644805) | more than 6 years ago | (#23605943)

I have a 1 gig Sandisk Cruizer Plastic (non-titanium) from about 2 years ago. It's been thrown around and even through the washer/dryer - and it still works,

If you want cheap flash drives, Microcenter has bulk OEM ones for very cheap. I picked up a 4 gig drive for ~40 bucks when the avg for them was about 50-60. (about 7 months ago)

Grump

If it should pack a punch, then give me more (1)

mattb47 (85083) | more than 6 years ago | (#23606123)

This slashvertisement is awesome in its lameness.

How about a brass knuckles flash drive?

A flash drive with a built in stun gun?

Flash drive derringer?

Flash drive vibrator?

Any of those would "pack a punch."

This is a cute drive, but far from unique...

- Matt

What the hell? (1)

DavidTC (10147) | more than 6 years ago | (#23606519)

I have a 4 gig flash drive that I bought that's hidden by two dimes laying on top of it and about the thickness of the same two dimes. I keep it in my wallet. It's called a Sony Micro Vault Tiny, google it if you want to see a picture.

And it didn't cost much more than this drive...six month ago. So I'm really wondering what the 'innovation' is.

On the hilarious side, the drive came with a sheet of paper as instructions which is literally 3 feet by 3 feet square unfolded. I always thought 'instruction manual bigger than the product' was a joke.

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