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The biggest ever USB memory drive?

Transcend_8gbWell we’ve heard rumours of similarly sized flash USB storage devices before but I think that this is the first to reach store shelves. Transcend of Japan has just brought out this vast 8GB storage device and is now retailing for ¥89,800 (around £430). As you may have noticed, these flash devices seldom benefit from the swiftest of transfer rates which is something that could become a real pain when you’re shifting eight gigs of data around. Therefore Transcend has implemented a dual channel design to achieve a data read rate of 21MB/sec and write speed of 11MB/sec.

Flash Drives of this capacity are being increasingly considered as potential boot-up devices and even for the more interesting concept of carrying a personal operating system around with you. This kind of innovation, along with a more reasonable price tag for the device itself, is probably still a few years down the line.

via AkibaLive

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Posted by Shiny Media on November 7, 2005 in Gadgets | Permalink


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