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I remember seeing itty bitty hard drives like what they use in iPods as a portable USB device. Not like a regular USB "thumb drive" but like a little square thing with a USB dongle that flipped out of it.

My sister in law is interested in something super portable like that and that holds a lot of data. I hunted through Newegg and Tigerdirect and couldn't find anything like it. I've seen them before but not for awhile...do they not make these anymore?
     
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post #2 of 18
Are you referring to Microdrives?
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On newegg, go to external hdds and look at the smallest capacities - there are a few still available

I don't think he's referring to microdrives
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post #4 of 18
get a western digital passport portable drive. they are small hold lots of data depending on what size you get. and come in colors that women might like. look below

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...tern%20Digital
    
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post #5 of 18
The best would be one of those insane USB drives. The tiny hard drive things had capacities of like 12 gigs usually.
    
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post #6 of 18
They have 1.8" Mini hard drives which hold up to quite a bit (You cant buy these on the egg tho). You can find their enclosures on the egg.
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There are six 1.8" form factor drives on newegg... but I guess two are unavailable

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...e=&srchInDesc=
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post #8 of 18
For about the same price as the larger capacity microdrives you can get a 64GB flash drive without the moving parts.
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post #9 of 18
I have this awesome divx player thingy here. It takes 2.5 inch hdds and is a bit smaller than a pack of regular (not king size) cigarettes. It is also thinner. I had an 80gb HDD in there, but larger ones will fit. The onboard OS plays mp3/4, wma/v, divx, xvid, and a buncha other stuff, and im sure newer versions would do h.264 as well. 1 snagged it on ebay for $30 which is cheaper than most USB enclosures were, and plus its got lots of toys. Newer versions also have a built in sd-card reader. you can connect it to a PC monitor, or TV and use headphones or audio output to an amp/receiver. Its a very versitile device. If it had batteries (which if you know how usb works, wouldnt be that hard to rig up) it could almost be an ipod

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Edited by superk - 12/18/08 at 10:44pm
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post #10 of 18
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By "teeny tiny" I'm referring to their physical size - not the amount of data they hold.

It sounds like they've been replaced by regular USB thumb drives then? I guess I'll point her in that direction.

Thanks everyone!
     
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