External hard drives are getting closer and closer to becoming obsolete, because flash memory is just so cheap these days. Then again, it will probably be a long time before you can pick up a thumb drive that can hold over 100GB, but in the meantime, you might want to look into the latest from Iocell Korea, because the company’s 16 gigabyte Celldisk is said to be the world’s largest capacity thumb drive.
That’s about the same as two dual-layer DVDs in a substantially smaller package. In fact, despite its big capacity, the Celldisk flash drive is physically about the same size as most other flash drives on the market. Of course, at that capacity, Iocell has bypassed the so yesterday USB 1.1 standard in favor of USB 2.0. Its outward design won’t capture anyone’s attention, because it’s pretty basic looking, and yes, it is plug and play.
If you can have 16GB flash drives, you can have 16GB iPod nanos.