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Smallest Actual Flash Drive Size ?

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Saw this USB flash drive two weeks ago at Walmart ... it was the smallest size flash drive I have ever seen, don't see how there could be anything smaller but maybe someone here has seen one? Kind of easy to misplace or drop ... never to be seen again.

SanDisk Cruzer Fit

https://www.google.com/search?q=SanDisk+Cruzer+Fit&num=100&safe=off&sa=G&complete=0&hl=en&gbv=2&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ei=ySAlUpDHBu-5sQT3-YDwBg&ved=0CD8QsAQ&biw=1020&bih=630

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I have one or two of these tiny ones that you showed. I sure haven't seen anything smaller.

Don't know if you'd count these, but MicroSD camera cards are even tinier than that -- and even easier to lose forever! :ph34r:

--JorgeA

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JorgeA ... thanks for the information. Wallmart had the SanDisk Cruzer Blade 8 GB USB drive on sale for $4.97 ... going back to school/college sale so I grabbed a couple of those.

http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Cruzer-Blade-Flash-SDCZ50-008G-AFFP/dp/B007KFAG7U

I thought they were pretty small USB drives but the Walmart salesperson pointed out the SanDisk Cruzer Fit 16 and 32 GB product. I was amazed at how small they were.

When I said earlier about a possible smaller USB flash drive ... I'm thinking the part that goes into the USB slot on the computer would always have to be that size ... unless that would change in the future with USB 4 or USB 5 ... but for now I guess that's probably the smallest USB drive available. I keep saying that I have enough flash drives and will not buy anymore but I may have to get one of those to add to the collection.

http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Cruzer-Flash-Drive-SDCZ33-016G-B35/dp/B005FYNSZA

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@duffy98

Define "smallest".

That one is short, but "chunky", this other rather common design is probably a bit "longer" but much "flatter":

http://oliviatech.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/verbatim-400x300.jpg

still ;)

http://www.andrewbirkel.com/6-8-13disassemble-a-mini-flash-drive-sandisk-cruzer-fit/

@JorgeA

JFYI:

http://www.itechnews.net/2008/11/27/buffalo-rmum-series-smallest-micro-usb-drive/

If you are interested, some completely faked data :w00t: assembled in a few simple graphs:

http://reboot.pro/topic/18748-unreliable-and-almost-useless/#entry175178

http://reboot.pro/topic/18056-the-universal-pe/?p=166593

jaclaz

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The Logitech Bluetooth Nano Receiver is just about that size too.

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The Logitech Bluetooth Nano Receiver is just about that size too.

Really? :unsure:

Also a USB A male connector is roughly that size, only both are not flash drives :whistle:

jaclaz.

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I would prefer larger devices anyways. Making them so small is prone to being lost or passed through the washing machine.

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OK jaclaz, that Verbatim flash looks pretty neat with it's slim look. That's also pretty interesting looking inside the SanDisk Cruzer Fit ... I have to agree with Tripredacus about liking a larger flash drive ... maybe if a person is a spy or "corporate spy" those little flash drives might come in handy.

I still might get one just to add to the collection and also a "conversation" piece.

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I still might get one just to add to the collection and also a "conversation" piece.

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JFYI, "better" conversation pieces:

http://www.trendhunter.com/slideshow/disguised-usb-drives

http://www.everythingusb.com/novelty-flash-drives.html

I still personally:

http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/98909-usb-fill-in-the-blank/

like the "thumb drive" :w00t::

http://www.kahsoon.com/2005/06/22/new-thumb-shape-usb-stick/

thumbdrive.jpg

jaclaz

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"The Finder" does it again ! ... the USB Sushi drives are hilarious ... I had no idea they were making flash drives like that. I can maybe see a drive in the "Swiss Army Knife" until the knife gets wet or muddy. I'll just stick with the conventional flash drives ... I did buy one that dencorso mentioned about 1 1/2 years ago ... Corsair Flash Survivor USB Drive.

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Flash-Survivor-32GB-CMFSV3-32GB/dp/B006B7R8ZG/ref=sr_1_9?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1378289494&sr=1-9&keywords=corsair+flash+drive

Superior Protection for Your Valuable Data

* Built from lightweight, aircraft-grade aluminum

* Water proof to 200 meters

* Vibration and shock resistant

I have seen pictures of it being run over by a car and I think there are a few videos on YouTube also.

I bought the 16 GB size ... the price has dropped some since I bought mine and I just noticed there is a newer black stealth model ...

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Flash-Survivor-Stealth-CMFSS3-16GB/dp/B008HK515Y/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1378289494&sr=1-3&keywords=corsair+flash+drive

Multifunction Tool Swiss Army Knife with 8GB Usb Flash Drive - Black

http://www.amazon.com/Multifunction-Swiss-Knife-Flash-Drive/dp/B00EO1Z1QE/ref=sr_1_2/178-7157242-7241457?ie=UTF8&qid=1378289134&sr=8-2&keywords=swiss+army+knife+usb+drive

The New Thumb Shape USB Stick is just as the description says: "This thing is pretty freaking gross, it looks like a real thumb."

Wouldn't want it if it was free but it's a conversation piece for sure ... along with the sushi drives.

I just use the term flash drive or USB drive, in reference to your one link.

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I personally dislike the slim usb connector, as they usualy doesn't work well with USB cord extension (Standard-A receptacle) due physical problem.

The Standard Type-A USB connector/plug is good, why they feel the need to mangle it?

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I still might get one just to add to the collection and also a "conversation" piece.

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JFYI, "better" conversation pieces:

http://www.trendhunter.com/slideshow/disguised-usb-drives

http://www.everythingusb.com/novelty-flash-drives.html

I still personally:

http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/98909-usb-fill-in-the-blank/

like the "thumb drive" :w00t::

http://www.kahsoon.com/2005/06/22/new-thumb-shape-usb-stick/

thumbdrive.jpg

jaclaz

That does lend new meaning to the term, "thumb drive"! :lol:

And for U.S. customers... it presents new possibilities for Halloween handouts!!

--JorgeA

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I have seen those. Mostly 4GB which is laughable. I would wait awhile before purchasing any. Eventually they will get to

2TB, so unless yoiu really need it, then go for it. I remember back in college when we still had people comming with

external hard-drives. The proffessor was like "oh wow, the old fashioned USB".

Another thing to think about is the life-span and material used to make these. Flash ( like Camera ) can even survive being

washed in a machine, but I USB is another story.

It might hold alot but for how long??? Looking at some of the flash they have all kinds of parts inside them asides the

flash itself.

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I have seen those. Mostly 4GB which is laughable. I would wait awhile before purchasing any. Eventually they will get to 2TB, so unless yoiu really need it, then go for it. I remember back in college when we still had people comming with external hard-drives. The proffessor was like "oh wow, the old fashioned USB". Another thing to think about is the life-span and material used to make these. Flash ( like Camera ) can even survive being washed in a machine, but I USB is another story. It might hold alot but for how long??? Looking at some of the flash they have all kinds of parts inside them asides the flash itself.

It must have been a loong time ago that you were in college, like yesteryear.

Sure a flash drive has several other parts besides the memory, but you can use a micro SD card reader (like some of the mentioned USB sticks actually are), this way the recordable media is "the same" (and detachable) as the one in your handy or camera.

Laughing at 4 Gb is actually making me laugh, when they came out for the first time (like a year or so) a common USB stick was 64 to 128 Mb and a 512 Mb was "luxury".

jaclaz

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To continue on the "tiny, but not too tiny" designs, this one seems to me not that bad:

http://www.emtec-international.com/en-eu/S200_usb_flash

http://www.emtec-international.com/en-eu/S200_usb_flash?quicktabs_1=1#quicktabs-1

It seemingly does not protrude too much from the socket (hence it is difficult that it can be broken by accident) but still seems to provide some "grip" to extract it.

jaclaz

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