updated 03:10 pm EDT, Tue October 24, 2006
12GB Monstor Drive
US Modular is preparing a high-capacity version of its mid-range Monstor Drive, the company announced on Tuesday. The updated version stores as much as 12GB of data (up from 8GB) on a 1.8-inch hard drive, providing enough room for music and other valuable data that won't fit on standard flash drives, according to Electronista. The transfer rates on the 4200RPM, USB 2.0 drive remain comparatively quick, varying between 3.3MB and 6.5MB per second depending on drive activity. The unit comes in a stainless steel enclosure rated at 1500G shock resistance. US Modular will release the larger Monstor Drive on November 1st for $130.