At the Consumer Electronics Show this year, we’ve seen everything from enormous TVs, to friendly robots, to kitchen accessories with screens on them, but one of the products we don’t really see being shown off at the event each year is USB flash drives. SanDisk, the third-largest manufacturer of flash memory devices has turned up to the party in Las Vegas to reveal a prototype of its proposal of the smallest 1TB USB-C flash drive on the planet.
Bear in mind, this is not the highest storage space that has been injected in a flash drive as the Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT featured 2TB space proved back in 2017. However, it’s still hats off to SanDisk for casing the prototype in a much smaller body than that of Kingston’s mini building block zinc-alloy casing. What’s more unique is the fact that this prototype has been introduced in USB-C format, leaving USB 3.0 in the past. This allows users to transfer data to certain Android smartphones as well as certain computers/laptops which support USB-C.
As far as we know right now, the flash drive is still at prototype stages although it is pretty much fully functional. SanDisk hasn’t confirmed the price tag or release date of the device, but looking at the industry, it should be somewhere in the area of $350. Will you be looking to get your hands on it?
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Via: | The Verge |