Wednesday, June 24th 2009

Buffalo Packs 16 GB in Nail-Sized USB Drive

Buffalo announced a new USB flash drive that pushes the limits of how small these drives can get, giving similarly sized flash-storage cards a challenge. The Buffalo RUF2-PS packs up to 16 GB of data in 18 (W) x 18 (H) x 8 (D) mm, and comes in variants of 2, 4, 8, and 16 GB. It is truly feather-weight at 3 g. The drive is so compact that the a couple of these could stay latched on to a notebook even when carrying it around. It uses a standard USB 2.0 interface. Its transfer rates or availability haven't surfaced.
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54 Comments on Buffalo Packs 16 GB in Nail-Sized USB Drive

#1
El_Mayo
Polarman said:
When it's time to remove this thing, do you need some pliers or a tweezer?
or.. tie string to it
attach the other end to a fast vehicle
and drive off at high speeds :)
but yeah it actually looks quite inconvenient.. unless there are little finger grooves
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#2
BazookaJoe
Heh - that looks awesome - now all I need is some form of 50 port USB array card with some kind of RAID controller, and BAM - Modular self expandable Super-SSD :)
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#3
El_Mayo
BazookaJoe said:
Heh - that looks awesome - now all I need is some form of 50 port USB array card with some kind of RAID controller, and BAM - Modular self expandable Super-SSD :)
that's the kind of thing Jizzler would say.
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#4
Jizzler
I've been thinking about that kind of thing since I saw the first CF-IDE adapter :D

3ware's IDE controllers were the rage back then, as they were 1-drive per channel controllers. CF cards were getting faster, so eight of them would have yielded at least 100MB/s. Didn't have the money at the time to carry it out.

This nostalgic moment brought to you by: Jizzler and all the caffeine I had this morning.
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#5
Weer
This seems like a very nice niche item. I'd get one.
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#6
erocker
BazookaJoe said:
Heh - that looks awesome - now all I need is some form of 50 port USB array card with some kind of RAID controller, and BAM - Modular self expandable Super-SSD :)
Locked in at an awesome 35mbps. Most likely 20mbps.
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#7
OVRKIL
Actually, it would be perfect for my PS3 to fill the horribly placed USB ports on the front! I could leave them in and they act as extra storage and act as dust caps. There really should have been 2 front and 2 in the back.
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#8
eidairaman1
talk about easy to lose and hard to pull from a system.
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#9
LittleLizard
i would lose that but is nice to use, for example on an old laptop for extra ram using ebooster.
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#10
MRCL
LittleLizard said:
i would lose that but is nice to use, for example on an old laptop for extra ram using ebooster.
Such a tiny device, and only four GB less space than my laptop HDD has... if I remember, my first computer got a four GB HDD... how time passes.
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#11
CyberDruid
Pint sized? That would be one GB per ounce :p More like dropper size.

That is awfully cute...and easy to lose I bet.
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#12
mc-dexter
I'm confused... the title say's it is "pint size" to me a pint is this....

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#13
WhiteLotus
ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww fosters on tap. how very wrong.
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#14
mc-dexter
I agree, I'm more of a 'Bitter" fan myself or my favorite Newcastle Brown Ale :D
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#15
WhiteLotus
What's that Diana mild like? Head on impact to your liver is it?
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#16
mc-dexter
I've no idea, i've never heard of it before, that was just a random picture i grabbed from google to show the diffrence from a propper pint to what the title of this thread states the size of the memory stick is... is that even fair calling it a memory 'stick' :laugh:
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#17
WhiteLotus
oh lol. I thought it was your local.
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#18
mc-dexter
I used to work in my local for a almost a year... till not so long ago :p

was... no, it still is the cheapest beer around this town, shame about the pub itself though, it's a right sh#t hole :laugh:
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#19
TheMailMan78
Big Member
WhiteLotus said:
ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww fosters on tap. how very wrong.
Fosters is to Australia what AIDS is to Africa.
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#20
a_ump
dam lol i didn't know memory had advanced enough to have 16gb compacted into that lil plastic end. i'd def lose it, but i can see this being very useful to note/netbook users that don't want a 1.5-3" object sticking out of a USB port waiting to get broken off.
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#21
iluv2fly
Awesome!

I love the small size! I can keep it plugged in permanently and run my backup on it.

Beutiful!
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#22
mc-dexter
iluv2fly said:
Awesome!

I love the small size! I can keep it plugged in permanently and run my backup on it.

Beutiful!
You seriously have 16Gb or less of data to back up? thats not much at all.
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#23
h3llb3nd4
mc-dexter said:
You seriously have 16Gb or less of data to back up? thats not much at all.
Heh, that's how much I have:P
I burn most of my data onto DVDs tho...
but they get old...:(
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#24
iluv2fly
Well for a laptop where documents are the most important, you don't even need that much. For a desktop then of course you need more. Obviously they did not make this with the intent for large backups. It's a small footprint gadget for small jobs! Perfect for a laptop.
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#25
Easo
Only minus, i will loose it.
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