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January 10, 2013

How about a 1 Terabyte keychain flash drive?


Remember when we were all agog about 1 GB keychain flash drives?

That was so 10 minutes ago.

Now comes Kingston at the CES, unveiling a 1 TB USB flash drive available by March.

No price yet — though its 1/2-TB little brother costs $1,750.

1/4-TB: $436.74.

No worries, be patient — in five years they'll be giving these away at CES booths.

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I remember my first 5M drive...it saved me from having to change floppy drives out every 20 minutes.

Honestly, I need one of these things -- but with WiFi. I carry an external drive with me everywhere, and on a recent trip to Chicago, it was nice to be able to get access to everything I needed. It is only 64GB and I have to pick and choose what I put on it...but it is WiFi so I can share the info without having to plug it into anything, and I can get to it from iPhone / iPad.

1T in the same form? I'd be a happy person...

Posted by: clifyt | Jan 10, 2013 12:16:46 PM

Aside from carrying the entire Human Genome and all of the proteins presently known to be coded thereby, or - some monstrous espionage project - why would you want one?

I have a 12 Terabyte RAID array and its baby brother, a 3 Terabyte RAID array, both purchased for around $1k and together serve as the local copy of thirty years of my professional work product - all as Network Attached Storage devices. Those two drives, their spare (unused) raw drives and the cost of one monsterous off-site cloud backup is about the same as a 1TB thumb drive.

Get back to me when Petabyte thumb drives with the entire Library of Congress content are issued to every child at the start of their education.

An Exabyte drive just might hold the sum of all human knowledge. (Not counting certain classes of worthless drivel..)

It does seem that your Quantum life is invading our, corporeal, life. When do we get the Star Trek computer with the answer to everything in keychain form? 2016?

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Jan 10, 2013 10:10:01 AM

Continues to be utterly amazing to me how much data can be stored on such small devices. Blows my freakin' mind.

Posted by: Caffeinated Joe | Jan 10, 2013 5:17:19 AM

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