Tiny but Mighty
When I posted about the Pico a few weeks ago I was left wondering if it was the smallest flash drive in the world. Well, this week I received a resounding ‘no’ answer thanks to the arrival of EagleTecs nano stick. Truly amazing!
First of all, it almost looks like the drive only consist of the USB connector. And when its plugged in one could think there’s nothing at all. Because with a weight of ca. 2.5g and a mindboggling size of 19.4mm x 15.4mm x 6mm this memory stick truly operates on a small scale. But efficient too! A writing speed of 6MB/sec as well as a reading rate of 15MB/sec are testament to that. As for capacity, EagleTecs flash drive is available in 4 or 8GB.
The world’s smallest flash drive is shorter than a quarter
I’m really wondering how there can be enough space for the memory chip and microcontroller unless there’s some new technology involved. But the real question is: How does one ensure not to lose such a tiny gadget? Well, simply by leaving it in the laptop/ PC or attaching it to a strap or keychain like you would do with any other flash drive. Although some people are known to lose those too, not to mention the cap. Another option may be to carry it in your wallet like the Slim Data USB Card. Unless of course…
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