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Kingston Digital Ships First 256GB USB Flash Drive in the U.S.

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true that the memory stick is smaller, but why not buy an 8/16GB thats twice as fast and tons cheaper? you still get the same job done.. the only benefit of THIS, is that it holds more files, and that gets negated when you consider it takes twice as long to get them on there.
Mussels, epeen is important. The company wants to claim "world's first" and the buyer wants to have the "biggest available". Kinda reminds me of Bugatti Veyron.
 

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Mussels, epeen is important. The company wants to claim "world's first" and the buyer wants to have the "biggest available". Kinda reminds me of Bugatti Veyron.
Yeah, but at least the Veyron is fast.
 
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The memory stick is waaay smaller.

I'm still amazed we live in a world when we can cram this much storage on a thing as big as my finger. Frikkin' amazing, although I kinda agree on this is a waste of money.
Agreed. It is quite impressive how fast technology moves along. I remember it wasn't long ago when 64MB and 128MB flash drives entered the market for crazy amounts of $$. To get a 8GB stick now for under $15-20 is really amazing.

Still, I don't see any reason why you may need 256GB of storage on a small keychain. Sure, a 2.5" HDD is larger but it is still tiny enough to fit in your pocket. I'm also sure there's a HDD enclosure out there with a built in slide-out USB connector to make remove the cable carrying part of the equation.

true that the memory stick is smaller, but why not buy an 8/16GB thats twice as fast and tons cheaper? you still get the same job done.. the only benefit of THIS, is that it holds more files, and that gets negated when you consider it takes twice as long to get them on there.
Agreed. If you're lucky, and get the full 12MBps you'll be waiting over 6 hours to transfer 256GB onto the drive.

If this device was $200-300 and USB 3 it would be far more appealing, however.