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FlexDrive Flash Memory USB Drive
By Robin Ang
Category : Storage
Published by Jimmy Tang on Tuesday, 22nd October, 2002
Rating : 4.5 out of 5 stars  

Portable Storage Ala Carte

Removable storage solutions have been in the market for some time. From relatively bulky removable Hard Disk, to small solid-state memory cards like Smart Media cards, consumers have a wide variety of options to choose from.

The FlexDrive is a breath of fresh air in this competitive market. It is a small, lightweight device – just like a pen. It is a USB 1.1 plug and play device. Just plug it and you are ready to go. The computer will auto detect it and treat it as a removable disk drive.

Storage options can be expanded via the FlexDrive's removable units. These units range from 16MB to 1GB modules. Besides these memory modules, you can purchase memory adapters that can work with SD, MMC, Smart Media and Sony Memory Stick cards. In other words, you are covered no matter what storage media you use – no need for specialized storage reader/writer.

Specifications for the FlexDrive Flash Memory Drive & Card Reader/Writer
Dimension 94(L) X 35(W) X 14(H)mm (3.7" X 137" X 1/2")
Weight 25g(0.88oz)
Erase Cycles 1,000,000 times
Data Retention Time 10 years
Read transfer >750KB/second
Write transfer >450KB/second
Acoustic noise 0 dB (at one meter)
Shock resistance 1000 G (maximum)
Power consumption Write 39.1 mA~39.4mA Read 35.0 mA ~36.1mA
Altitude 80,000 feet (relative to sea level)

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