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Vol. 1 No. 6 August 2002

USB Drives Make Small Work of Large File Transfers

Used to be when you wanted to store large files or transfer information between systems or users, you had better be running on a network. As of late, though, the market has seen a flood of small plug-and-play USB storage devices that have ample capacity - some as much as 40GB - and fit in the palm of your hand. Take the Pocketec, for example, a palm-sized USB 2.0 device which comes in 20GB, 30GB and 40GB versions, starting at $199.95. Even smaller is the GO!Drive, a flash device by SunnTek which weighs in at a .53 ounces, is the size of a pen and can hold up to 2GB. Sure, being able to store multiple megabytes, or even gigabytes, in a device that can fit into your pocket sounds cool, but how useful is this to your average business user? Although portable drives aren't going to replace classic storage methods anytime soon, corporate types are finding plenty of applications for these gadgets. Ken Schmidt, director of marketing for SunnTek, says customers are using the devices for everything from storing on-the-go presentations - ...

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