CeBIT 2007: World’s Smallest USB Drive Gets Bigger

A simple riddle...

When belting around the halls of CeBIT you eyes tend to be drawn towards the bigger attractions, so god knows how I ever spotted this…?!

Storage guru Pretec has enlarged its microscopically/Paris Hilton brain small i-Disk Diamond flash drive. Of course we’re not talking about dimensions, but capacity – two whole happy gigglebytes of them. They can be filled with surprising speed too with the drive’s 10MBps data transfer rate.

Naturally though the best talking point remains the unbelievably small form factor with its 26.8 x 12.2 x 1.9mm (yes, ”millimetre”) dimensions just beating out Kingmax’s SuperStick (39 x 12 x 2mm). This is impressive, but in a weight comparison between the two the i-Disk Diamond is Nicole Richie and the SuperStick Rosie O’Donnell… with Kirsty Alley strapped to her. The figures themselves: two grams verses five.

Windows ME onwards (including Vista) and Mac OS 10 onwards are supported so unless you have a technological death wish your OS is covered. Pricing for the 2GB i-Disk Diamond hasn’t been picked out of the rough yet but expect it to go for a cost not dissimilar to most 2GB USB drives: two bottle tops and a packet of chips.

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