updated 01:20 pm EST, Wed December 28, 2005
4GB Micro Hard Drives
Imation today unveiled its , a 4GB portable storage device that features a unique padlock-style design with a flexible USB connector. The device contains the world's smallest hard disk, less than one-inch in diameter, and securely stores files using 128-bit encryption. Imation Security Manager file synchronization software for Mac OS and Microsoft Windows creates a backup copy of data and automatically synchronizes the copies to provide easier access to previous versions. A software upgrade expected in early January for both 2GB and 4GB versions will feature a streamlined user interface, as well as modifications to make the devices compatible with Mac OS X Tiger. The Imation Micro Hard Drive is available for $200, and requires Mac OS 9.x or Mac OS X 10.2 and above.