Where Is The World's Smallest 128GB Flash Drive Hiding All Its Storage?

Where Is the World's Smallest 128GB Flash Drive Hiding All Its Storage?

SanDisk has announced an updated version of its Ultra Fit USB 3.0 flash drive that now comes with 128GB of storage, somehow hidden inside a tiny form factor that's barely larger than the USB connector hanging off the other end.

It's small enough to hang off your keychain without ever noticing it's there, but compact flash drives like these are actually better suited as an easy way to boost storage on ultra-thin laptops that are impossible to otherwise upgrade. The $US120 drive, available now, sits almost completely flush to the side of your machine when attached, meaning you can leave it perpetually plugged in as permanent additional storage.

Where Is the World's Smallest 128GB Flash Drive Hiding All Its Storage?

With read speeds maxing out at 130MB/s, the 128GB Ultra Fit definitely isn't the fastest USB 3.0 flash drive you can buy. But what it lacks in speed, it more than makes up for in ease of losing. [SanDisk]


    I'm more curious how a microSD card can fit 128GB+ of data, it's seemingly impossible

      It uses super small, very rare, isohedric laminate-cornholio, quantum electrons, much smaller than your average electrons, and then stores them under extreme pressure. It works because science. Q.E.D.

        I would have gone with 'magic', but that's a pretty good answer too I guess.

      This Wired article explains quite well.!
      “Using proprietary technologies, our memory die are vertically stacked—each of which is shaved to be thinner than a strand of hair,” Williams explains over email. “Fitting more memory into the same form factors is one of our in-house skill sets… While Moore’s Law allows us to regularly increase capacity, the work we do on packaging and product design accelerates this.”

    Me too, especially since the title of this article heavily implied that's what it was going to explain.

      I'm a bit annoyed by that too. Even went back and checked I hadn't missed something but no, not a word about how it fits all the storage inside.

    This USB would have been great if it also had the ability to connect via MicroUSB at the other end as well.

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