Transcend Shoehorns 2TB of Storage Capacity into USB 3.0 Thumbstick

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aarcane

Thanks for getting my hopes up.  I wanted to replace my USB bootable netbook's harddrive with one of these.

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andrewc513

Misleading title, borderline lying. This is years away, the 2TB claim just means that the spec allows for a theoretical size of 2TB down the road.

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schwit

Spam. "Whatever technology is at work, she claims it will ramp up to 2TB in the same form factor."

 

Claims? When will this happen, 5 years?

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Captain_Steve

I concur. Something about this sets off my BS alarm.

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bloodgain

OK, so now all that's left is to shrink the processor, memory, and video card to this size, and we can all carry our gaming rigs in our pockets. Better start adding a magnifying glass and tweezers to our DIY computer build kits :-)

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Marthian

That seems impractical considering that's what they are essentially doing with Tablets and such (sure you could fit your rig in your pocket, but what about your keyboard or mouse? I'm not using a Tablet for gaming, 3D processing, or typing long documents any time soon.)

Also if we were to shrink said items, it would probably be better to then create bigger and more powerful versions of them considering fitting that much power in a smaller space.

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Marthian

Accidental double post.

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win7fanboi

nice... like I tell folks on those deal sites, forget the firesale on the usb 2.0 thumb drives. Its not fun moving more than 8gb of data at usb 2 speed. No need to put yourself through that now that usb 3 is out. Hopefully this will drive the prices down for 32GB+ usb 3 thumb drives.

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TerribleToaster

I want it.

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ChatterboxChuck

This would be better than a back up. If Windows 8 is being designed to be portable, imagine carrying not only Windows 8 but your entire hard drive with every software (utilities, games, Office, etc) installed plus any music, video and image files all in a keychain sized drive that you can connect to any computer and use the OS of your choice as oppose to the alternative. That would be awesome. 

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win7fanboi

I wouldn't hold my breath. For it to be be portable it would need to be hardware independent. Plus you can already do this with linux distros like ubuntu, etc.

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bloodgain

I can think of several ways to pull it off, but the best solutions would assume that either Windows 8 or some "Windows base loader" already exists on the host machine. It could even be written to be installed over Windows 7/Vista and maybe XP without affecting their operation much. Think of it as something between a boot loader and a virtual machine, but less "virtual," since there's really just some core support being offloaded to a separate sub-kernel.

That's just one solution. There are other solutions, though some would come with a hit to performance. The theory is there, and a lot of the code exists. Microsoft would just have to decide to implement it. Maybe in Windows 9 ;-)

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Neufeldt2002

That would be awesome for a backup drive. You could go anywhere and have all your data at your finger tips.

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