Ever wondered how the floppy would evolve?
Memorex has just released a new flash drive that could compete with the floppy’s simplicity and affordability.
Like the old 3.5” disks, the Memorex FlashDisc can be used in almost any computer, be it a Mac or a PC. All you have to do is plug it in to the computer’s USB port. There’s no need to install any software. The Memorex storage device would be immediately recognized by the system as if it’s one of its installed drives.
With a 2.3-inch diameter and at 0.3 inches thin, you could definitely bring or stack it anywhere. It also has a durable casing, tough enough to withstand the rigors of being tossed in the mail. It also protects data better than floppies against extreme temperatures or even magnetic fields. As with anything today, its diminutive size does not compromise its capacity. With a storage size of 16MB, it is 10 times bigger than the old floppy diskette.
You’re probably aware that there are many drives out in the market that have a bigger capacity than the Memorex FlashDisc. However, 16MB might be just enough or even bigger for your storage needs. The device could store around 40 digital images, 400 text files, and 15 minutes of audio. What Memorex is really selling here is its unit’s simplicity , ease of use and cheap price.
The Memorex FlashDisc is sold in bundles of three, with each unit having a different color combination, for just US $19.99.