Friday, January 14, 2011

World's Smallest SSD cum Pocket Knife

Victorinox, the makers of the original Swiss Army Knife, has married its household name product with what it calls as the world's smallest solid-state drive. Called the Victorinox Secure SDD, the device stores up to 256 GB and reportedly offers double the read speeds and triple the write speeds of USB flash drives with the same size.

Being a Swiss Army Knife, the storage device would be incomplete without it being packed with its standard features: scissors, a straight blade, and a nail file/screwdriver. Go on file your finger nails while you data gets copied at blazing fast speeds. For the not-so-adventurous, the tool also provides USB 2.0 and eSATA II connectivity, a 32-bit processor with hardware error correction, secure data encryption, and dynamic power management. However it does not support USB 3.0. There's even a LCD/e-paper display that shows how much space is available on the drive. Really cool if you are lazy like me to check the properties tab in Windows or the info tab in Mac.

On the software front, the drive provides a suite of tools for automatic backups, managing bookmarks and favorites, synchronizing documents and folders between more than one computer, synchronization of Office Outlook or Outlook Express files, and password management. The software also provides Zero-Footprint capability to ensure anonymity while browsing for other less-geeky knives online.
Victorinox also revealed two additional, smaller models: The 64 GB Victorinox Slim and the 128 GB Victorinox Slim Duo. Both are waterproof, shock-resistant and come in various colors. Despite the smaller capacity, both drives also sport scissors, a blade, and a nail file/screwdriver. There's even a "flight friendly" version to please airport security checkpoints, offering the knife/SSD duo without the suspicious tools.

No pricing yet on the product.

Source: PCWorld

No comments:

Post a Comment