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This USB 3.0 Flash Drive Has 2 TB of Storage

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August 29, 2011 8:05:06 PM

Makes you wonder why ssd's and HDD's have such low storage capacities.
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August 29, 2011 8:08:29 PM

Nice, but I wonder how much..
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August 29, 2011 8:09:36 PM

An arm, a leg, and a kidney. But worth it.
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August 29, 2011 8:11:24 PM

On the video it says "Actually the one that we looked at on display was only 16GB but the technology behind that particular 16GB stick is capable of scaling to 2 Terabytes." In other words they'll have to wait years for smaller manufacturing processes to occur before a 2 TB drive is made.
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August 29, 2011 8:16:25 PM

2TB on a usb stick but, why ssd don't have that capacity. Both use Flash memory!
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August 29, 2011 8:29:53 PM

Dragoza2TB on a usb stick but, why ssd don't have that capacity. Both use Flash memory!

Because it probably has just about the worst read/write performance of any USB 3.0 flash drive on the market. There are many different types of flash memory, some of which perform absolutely terribly.
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August 29, 2011 8:30:22 PM

I bet she is talking about when ~9nm flash chips come out in like 5 years from now, then 2TB will be possible. The highest capacity USB stick I've seen is 256GB right now.
Unless they find a way to just have 1 long flash chip on the PCB with a ton of silicon FakeEstate in it (1 on each side of the PCB), instead of multiple regular-sized chips.
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August 29, 2011 8:34:51 PM

soccerdocksOn the video it says "Actually the one that we looked at on display was only 16GB but the technology behind that particular 16GB stick is capable of scaling to 2 Terabytes." In other words they'll have to wait years for smaller manufacturing processes to occur before a 2 TB drive is made.


You are probably righy. Why would they show off 16gb version otherwise..
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a c 190 G Storage
August 29, 2011 8:42:12 PM

Sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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August 29, 2011 8:46:45 PM

I just imagine USB stick the size of a broom stick.
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August 29, 2011 8:50:39 PM

THat's alot of pron in your pocket
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August 29, 2011 8:51:34 PM

I heard of these kind of fake usb sticks out there. These usb sticks use compression so it can store 'up to 2tb,' but in reality it is slow as well because it has to compress this kind of data.
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August 29, 2011 8:53:38 PM

so they show us a 16GB USB stick and blabs about random 2TB crap? I can give you a 128MB stick and tell you it could be 100000TB and 128MB is only a minimum, wtf?
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August 29, 2011 8:58:31 PM

I would totally get one of these to replace my external HDDs.
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August 29, 2011 9:20:07 PM

You know, I was expecting something like this ever since microSD reached 64 GB.

I was thinking that they could probably stack a dozen on top of each other and create a thumb stick-looking SSD, of at least 500 GB/1 TB. Didn't expect 2 TB, though... Nice. But first they need to work out all the bugs before it hits mainstream, because if they chain a bunch of chips together the chances of one of them failing will increase exponentially.
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August 29, 2011 9:23:48 PM

"First a standard must be set"
O common,they dont care about that if they could sell it,i hear a lot of bla,not sure for what reason other then trying to hype things a bit,they probably trying to attract some new shareholders with this bate.
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a b G Storage
August 29, 2011 9:29:47 PM

She's hott...
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August 29, 2011 9:35:04 PM

soccerdocksOn the video it says "Actually the one that we looked at on display was only 16GB but the technology behind that particular 16GB stick is capable of scaling to 2 Terabytes." In other words they'll have to wait years for smaller manufacturing processes to occur before a 2 TB drive is made.

Yep this is outright incorrect article. Video say "this could be 2TB", but it doesn't say is it limit of the flash memory type or of USB 3.0.
Mr Parrish I call your article the utter rubbish.
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a c 878 G Storage
August 29, 2011 9:36:09 PM

not!
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August 29, 2011 9:53:06 PM

It's good to see technology going leaps & bounds. I wonder how long before the porn buffs start to get interested in this 2TB usb stick.
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August 29, 2011 11:29:19 PM

And it can all be yours for only $400,000!
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August 30, 2011 12:37:36 AM

Now how about a desktop hard drive that's 10 tb or an optical drive where blank media holds 1 tb. I need to back up all my porn.
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August 30, 2011 1:32:04 AM

They don't have a 2TB device.

The 2TB refers to each the MBR limit of 2TB or a pinout limit
on some chip (which would not be a limit).

Similarly, it doesn't transmit at 5gb/second, it just sends bits
at a rate of 5gb/s for short periods.

http://www.itri.org.tw/eng/news-and-events/news-detail....
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August 30, 2011 3:42:14 AM

I see a problem here. In the last few years, when USB 2.0 thumb drives gained capacity, they lost transfer speeds. Seriously, my 1GB thumb drive is faster than any 8GB one I've tested, and the trend was recognized in some articles, too. I'm afraid that the 2TB drive will reduce its transfer speeds all the way down to USB 1.1 speeds... If not - I'll get this. That is, if the price is anywhere near reasonable.
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August 30, 2011 6:16:08 AM

The way I see it, the more info it carries, the more cold sweat that will be spurting out of every orifice of your body when you realise you've gone and lost it. You can cram as much space as you want, but it still doesn't save it from human error. At least with hard drives they all boil down to either mechanical failure, or DOA, ie. out of control of humans to a certain degree.

I'd rather a fast 8GB or 16GB stick. Much more useful imo.
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August 30, 2011 11:01:36 AM

How many of us have put our USB thumb drives through the laundry? I've had 1 stick last 3-4 washing and drying cycles... :) 

I use them to move data. I'd use the 2.5" drives to store/move lots of data. I use the 3.5" for major storage / backup.


In the future.. I will hold, in my hand.... an 8TB thumb drive!
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August 30, 2011 11:34:50 AM

Dragoza2TB on a usb stick but, why ssd don't have that capacity. Both use Flash memory!

Probably some new stuff they have been working on, SSD are probably going to be getting much bigger too.
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August 30, 2011 12:24:34 PM

women and technology don't mix
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August 30, 2011 1:22:06 PM

Maybe in some distant future we would have half of that (1TB) on an USB stick... If at the right price I would get one of those.

Perfect size for movies while on a trip or vacation.
Or to keep kids occupied watching some kids shows/movies during long drives.
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August 30, 2011 1:46:18 PM

I have to agree, this article is utter nonsense....Pure Hype.
Showing us a 16G device that "may" scale up to 2TB is pure bait and switch selling technique to get investors or media attention.
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August 30, 2011 2:22:05 PM

Weasel words "up to 2tb" and they are held up by USB3? This stinks of total BS.
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August 30, 2011 2:54:29 PM

With today's current technology I don't believe it's possible. Memory would need to shrink more and increase in capacity more for this to be possible.
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August 30, 2011 3:24:49 PM

hoofheartedTHat's alot of pron in your pocket


Indeed. Is that a USB stick in your pocket, or have you been downloading pron again?
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August 30, 2011 4:07:37 PM

2 TB flash is simply not possible. Highest density:size ratio NAND on the market is IM Flash 8 GB 20 nm part, at 118 mm^2. For 2 TB, you would need 470 cm^2 planar real estate. This thing is probably 16 cm^2, maybe dual stacked - 14 times too small.

To get to 2 TB from the currently-assumed max of 256 GB in this format, we need 8x increase in density. That means 3 generations of transistor-doubling. As NAND is following an accelerated Moore's Law, we can expect 2 TB in 4.5 years.

Now, if 3D NAND becomes a product, things might change drastically, although 3D stacking is probably what will be required to maintain Moore's Law, otherwise we will need 7 nm flash cells, or smaller.
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August 30, 2011 4:29:34 PM

mrmoo500Makes you wonder why ssd's and HDD's have such low storage capacities.


2 TB flash is simply not possible today. Highest density:size ratio NAND on the market is IM Flash 8 GB 20 nm part, at 118 mm^2. For 2 TB, you would need 470 cm^2 planar real estate. This thing is probably 16 cm^2, maybe dual stacked - 14 times too small.

To get to 2 TB from the currently-assumed max of 256 GB in this format, we need 8x increase in density. That means 3 generations of transistor-doubling. As NAND is following an accelerated Moore's Law, we can expect 2 TB in 4.5 years.

Now, if 3D NAND becomes a product, things might change drastically, although 3D stacking is probably what will be required to maintain Moore's Law, otherwise we will need 7 nm flash cells, or smaller.
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August 30, 2011 4:52:54 PM

If you look at it volumetrically, there are 32 GB micro SDHC cards on the market that are 15x11x1mm (165 mm^3). For 2TB you would need around 11k mm^3. This is 1x2x5.5 cm which would not be a very large USB key. 64 micro SDHC cards would cost around $3k so even if you could make it would there even be a market for a multi-thousand dollar 2TB USB key?
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August 30, 2011 5:56:56 PM

this is vapour ware, the usb 3 spec supports up to 2Tb (as dose usb 2), a 2Tb usb flash drive with current technology, 42/32nm process size, would still be as big as the moon.

maybe next generation flash will be closer to the capacity, but that will be in like 10 years time, they will be made out of fairy dust, and delivered by flying pigs.

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August 31, 2011 12:59:25 AM

My entire WD20EARS, in a profile 1/100 times smaller than the EARS.

Sigh.
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August 31, 2011 9:51:30 AM

all hype. "It could be 2Tb." Thats like me looking at my old Voodoo 2 and saying one day something like this will run crysis. Sure we'll get there eventually but I don't think its going to be a commercial product for some time.
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August 31, 2011 1:58:57 PM

I am thinking that even if they have a 2 tb drive, the reason they are waiting for usb 3 is the transfer rates.
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September 9, 2011 5:10:37 AM

this article stinks google translate...
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September 26, 2011 11:24:33 AM

In fact, this is already available.

We will not release it to the USA market until we can lock down distribution channels.

Much like the Ipod, the Iphone, and the SSD, these things are available in Taiwan and Japan years before the USA even knows about it.

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September 26, 2011 11:39:24 AM

cjmcgeeIf you look at it volumetrically, there are 32 GB micro SDHC cards on the market that are 15x11x1mm (165 mm^3). For 2TB you would need around 11k mm^3. This is 1x2x5.5 cm which would not be a very large USB key. 64 micro SDHC cards would cost around $3k so even if you could make it would there even be a market for a multi-thousand dollar 2TB USB key?


True, but if you look at it Quantum-mechanically, two photons can occupy the same space at the same time, but I guess it's all relative.

(Relative to whether you know what you are talking about or if you are just full of BS)
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September 26, 2011 12:19:50 PM

LZMA (Lempel–Ziv–Markov chain algorithm) disc image and squashfs, since Winders vista and Winblows 7 now support live disc images and squashfs, getting 1 terabyte onto a flash drive is not a problem.
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July 18, 2012 2:22:06 AM

yeah total bs... and the reason A SATA SSD drive is more complex, comes down to both write and read access speeds and technologies.... a flash drie has great access speed, but relatively poor write speeds.
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