SanDisk announced their new USB flash disk with storage ranging from 64mb to 1GB. The range of storage space isn’t the only thing going for this drive; it’s also waterproof! SanDisk seems to be aiming the drive at the medical community due to its high portability and rugged design. The drive can carry important patient medical files and can even be worn around the patient’s neck for easy record keeping. As for the drives size and weight, 55.7 x 19.0 x 7.9 mm and just 11.5 grams.
“Wearing or carrying the Waterproof USB Drive will give consumers the comfort of having their health records with them at all times, whether they’re at home, work, traveling or simply working out,” said Ed Cuellar, director of marketing in SanDisk’s Emerging Markets Business Unit. “Providing quick access to emergency medical information will lead to enhanced quality of care, which is the key reason the Waterproof USB Drive was developed.”
SanDisk says that the drive is available now for OEM distribution, and full production should begin in May of 2005. Hopefully this drive will come to the consumer level for every day data storage use.
If you are looking for a waterproof drive that is currently available on the market, check out Corsair’s Flash Voyager. If you are looking for a highly durable High-Speed USB 2.0 flash drive from SanDisk, check out the Titanium Cruzer