Pretec announces tiny USB 3.0 flash drives
Pretec unveils SSD-based USB 3.0 hard drives that could be the most compact to date.
LAS VEGAS--It seems that portable hard drives get progressively smaller as CES 2011 continues.
Yesterday, Verbatim introduced the
Measuring 2.9 inches by 0.7 inch by 0.2 inch, the i-Disk Rex 100 is arguably the tiniest flash drive in the world that offers 128GB of storage space. The drive supports USB 3.0, which translates into much better performance compared with USB 2.0 flash drives. It shares the same design as the LaCie FastKey, taking the shape of a thumbdrive, but is about 40 percent smaller.
The i-Disk Rex 100 is available later this month in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB capacities. The price has not yet been announced, but like all SSD-based external hard drives, it won't be cheap.
In addition to the i-Disk Rex 100, Pretec unveiled the i-Disk300, a superthin SSD-based USB 3.0 external drive that offers up to 128GB of storage, and the first USB 3.0 flash card reader, the Pretec P240. These two will also be available later this month.