Is Transcend planning a 2TB USB thumb drive?

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Computerworld - According to a video posed on YouTube, memory card maker Transcend and Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) have teamed up to produce a USB 3.0 flash drive with up to 2TB of capacity.

The drive, described as being as long as a human thumb and slightly thicker than a penny, was videotaped at the Display Taiwan 2011 technology show. The model on display had only 16GB, but the display states that it’s capable of scaling to 2TB.

“If you’re wondering who exactly is ITRI and why have they created an ultrathin 2TB USB, they are Taiwan’s government-sponsored innovation lab, whose sole purpose is to help Taiwanese companies innovate. And since Taiwan is the home of hardware, it stands to reason they’d have some cool gadgets lying around,” the YouTube poster states.

Neither Taiwan-based Transcend nor the ITRI immediately responded to Computerworld’s requests for information about the drive technology.
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Link: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9219661/Is_Transcend_planning_a_2TB_USB_thumb_drive_

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With 64GB MicroSD cards already launched, I can easily see the flash chips of 32 of these fitting within the size of a pen drive to make up the 2TB capacity.

However, until flash memory pricing plummets in price, I can’t see anyone but those owning a personal jet being willing to buy one, never mind the risk of accidentally misplacing one.


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[QUOTE=Seán;2603152]However, until flash memory pricing plummets in price, I can’t see anyone but those owning a personal jet being willing to buy one, never mind the risk of accidentally misplacing one.[/QUOTE] Wouldn’t even they have to choose between owning a personal jet-plane or a 2 TB flash drive? :stuck_out_tongue:


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Well in the early 00s, they said something about “current CPU technology” being able to achieve 4Ghz. I’ve been waiting that moment for a while now.


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[QUOTE=smokeandmirrors;2608377]Well in the early 00s, they said something about “current CPU technology” being able to achieve 4Ghz. I’ve been waiting that moment for a while now.[/QUOTE]

As a matter of fact, that has been achieved years ago. But that was when they decided that two 2.0 GHz CPUs would be more efficient than one 4.0 GHz CPU, so dual core was born. Then that 2.0 started creeping up to 3.0, then 4.0, until someone decided it was a good idea to make a quad-core processor. So the reason you don’t see 4.0 GHz is not because it is not technically feasible, but because it is an inferior product.