updated 01:40 pm EDT, Wed July 6, 2005
2GB Micro Hard Drive
Imation Corp today launched its , an ultra-portable storage solution that features a 2GB capacity. Designed for on-the-go professionals, the Imation Micro Hard Drive padlock design features a unique, integrated locking USB cable that can be used to clip the sleek storage device to a belt loop or briefcase. The 1-oz device features Toshiba microdrive, which is less than one inch in diameter (i.e., smaller than the size of a quarter) as well as a USB 2.0 interface for high-speed data transfer. In addition, Imation offers software for file synchronization and 128-bit encryption to transparently create secure backup of multiple file versions and automatically synchronize data. The 2GB drive will ship in mid-July for $190.
"The Imation Micro Hard Drive is one of the first applications to incorporate Toshiba's 2GB 0.85-inch HDD," said Scott Maccabe, vice president and general manager, Toshiba Storage Device Division. "When you have the world's smallest hard disk drive combined with a stylish and practical application like this one, users truly can realize the power of mass mobile storage. As the need to access large amounts of data substantially increases in our daily business and personal lives, the Imation Micro Hard Drive is well-positioned to become a must-have personal technology device."