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Western Digital Introduces Ultra-Thin 6GB USB Pocket Drive

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  1. malware New Member

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    Western Digital Corp. today introduced a miniature digital storage device. The new USB 2.0 WD Passport Pocket Drives, about the size of a matchbox-measuring about one-third of an inch thin, one of the thinnest of any hard-drive based storage device, and weighing only 1.6 ounces-conveniently store 6 GB of digital content and can fit into the smallest of pockets and purses. WD Passport Pocket Drives offer consumers one of the easiest ways to transport large digital files-personal or business-and to share files between Mac and PC computers. They can be used with any computer having a USB port. Measuring 0.37 x 2.41 x 1.80 inches and housing a one-inch WD hard drive inside, the ultra-thin WD Passport Pocket Drives feature a unique flip-out, rotating USB 2.0 connector that allows use in tight spaces. WD Passport Pocket Drives are powered by the computer so a separate power supply is not needed. An activity light on the drive glows when the drive is connected and flashes when the drive is storing data. WD Passport Pocket Drives are available at storefront and online retailers, and via the company's online store here. Estimated pricing for the WD Passport Pocket Drive 6 GB capacity is $129 USD.

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  2. Keiki New Member

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    wow, 6 gb usb drive for 129 USD. Now that's worth it
     
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    A 2 gb sd card can be had for $50 these days. Ill take flash memory over a small hard drive.
     
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    Exactly, 6GB of flash memory is about the same price and a lot more durable with zero moving parts. I cant see anybody buying one of those drives.
     
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    or you could by a 250 gig harddrive for 100 bucks and just lug it around... ;)
     
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    That kindof defeats the entire purpose... ;)
     
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    think he was jokin POGE. And I totally agree XooM, seriously guys, why go out and buy 3 cards and also have to carry around a memory card reader wherever you go when you can buy one USB drive by itself and don't have to switch cards or plug in an extra card reader?
     
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    Because you can bump a sd card and it wont skip and scratch itself :p
    A small sd card holder + a usb sd card reader would be about the same size as that anyways.
     

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