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Kanguru unveils 64GB flash drive

updated 12:45 pm EDT, Mon April 3, 2006

64GB flash drive unveiled

Kanguru Solutions today unveiled its Kanguru Flash Drive Max line of USB 2.0 Flash Drives, boasting capacities of up to 64GB with small form factors. The company also announced the Kanguru Flash Drive, offering up to 8GB of data in a USB 2.0 storage device roughly the size of a quarter. Both drives can transfer at 480Mbps while offering compatibility with Mac systems, Microsoft Windows, and Linux. The Flash Drive Max weighs 18g, is housed in an aluminum enclosure, and touts 10 years of data retention. The drive ships with a neck strap, USB extension cable, and necessary drivers alongside a CD containing the instruction manuals. Kanguru's 64GB Flash Drive Max is priced at $2,800 (shown at right), while the company's quarter-sized Flash Drive is priced from $33 (512MB). The 16GB model is $800. [pricing corrected]




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  1. cgmpowers

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Ouch.

    They want $2,799.95 for the 65GB model...

    A little pricey even if my name was Oprah, Gates, Olsen or Hilton..

  1. automorrow

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Show Me .....

    .. a High Definition Camcorder with a USB 2 port and we have a winner! ( Actually we need a Firewire Flash Drive .. or Apple to link in USB 2 for iMovie / FCP.

  1. cgmpowers

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Correction...

    The $2,799.95 is the 64GB model and the $800 is the 16GB model...

  1. trenchcoat77

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Losing one?

    Can you imagine accidentally losing this tiny $2800 flash drive? I would want to chain it to a cement block like a gas station restroom key so it wouldn't disappear too easily.

  1. macbarry

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    flash=the future

    Flash drives are the holy grail of storage. With no moving parts, virtually indestructable longevity and ultra low energy operation - what's not to like except the price - and this too will fall eventually. Bring it on!

  1. IvoryTower

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Flash in laptops

    Heard Samsung is nearing completion of a laptop that uses a 32GB flash drive in place of a standard hard drive. Other than the optical drive and cooling fan(s), this puppy should be pretty well free of battery-draining, mechanical parts. I wonder if Apple's recent NAND investment will yield any new/interesting developments for next gen MBPs ...

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