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It's the World's Smallest SSD, and Pocket Knife

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It's the "world's smallest SSD" encased in a Swiss Army Knife.

Victorinox, maker of the original Swiss Army Knife, has combined its flagship product with what it dubs 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.

As expected, the storage device comes packed with the standard features: scissors, a straight blade, and a nail file/screwdriver. 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. There's even an LCD/e-paper display that shows how much space is available on the drive.

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.

Pricing and availability was not provided, so stay tuned.

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    amk09 , January 13, 2011 11:17 PM
    " scissors, a straight blade, and a nail file/screwdriver. 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. There's even an LCD/e-paper display that shows how much space is available on the drive."


    all that in a pocket knife??? sweet jesus
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    bombat1994 , January 13, 2011 11:18 PM
    where is your assignment, its worth 99% of your mark and if its late u get 0. dont worry i got it here. pull out usb. realise its not there. open the knife and kill everyone
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    festerovic , January 13, 2011 11:19 PM
    No prices? I'm gonna guess $699 for the 256gb. Seems like a rad gadget.
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    eastcoaster , January 13, 2011 11:22 PM
    Wow, that is going to be pricey!!
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    burnley14 , January 13, 2011 11:36 PM
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    There's even a "flight friendly" version to please airport security checkpoints, offering the knife/SSD duo without the suspicious tools.


    Uhh, so this one's just a standard flash drive I guess? Extra special deal: knife/SSD combo minus the pesky knife feature!
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    mister g , January 13, 2011 11:36 PM
    I could imagine how somebody would react if someone asked for your data and you took this out.
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    mister g , January 13, 2011 11:37 PM
    Or how sweet it would be if I find one stuck in a computer at a local bibrary.
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    joelmartinez , January 14, 2011 12:02 AM
    I lost my victorinox :(  nice blade
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    tpi2007 , January 14, 2011 12:15 AM
    MacGyver would surely use one of these nowadays to get out of elevators, unlock electronic doorlocks, power on modern cars, and copy all the data from the bad guys in an instant :) 
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    tychoblu , January 14, 2011 2:15 AM
    Didn't Val Kilmer have one of these in "The Saint"?
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    JOSHSKORN , January 14, 2011 2:55 AM
    This should go well with the TSA.

    /sarcasm
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    alyoshka , January 14, 2011 3:10 AM
    That's a really cool idea from them, but it's mostly geeks and daily user who rarely go camping that use USB drive, and Victorinox is like every wild life enthusiasts wet dream :)  What they really needed to do was to use the standard tools a cross head screwdriver, a flat one, a mini nose pliers, etc etc instead of the knife and scissors.
    And that would be every computer users wet dream.....
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    PIZZA Man , January 14, 2011 5:03 AM
    And why aren't we seeing these in ipods?
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    x3style , January 14, 2011 5:49 AM
    WoW , the swiss army knife was allways known for being awesome, but this is ridiculous.

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    And why aren't we seeing these in ipods?


    Cause apple cannot be compared with the swiss. The swiss pure epic power would melt the ipod/iphone's/ipad/iwhatevers.
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    dEAne , January 14, 2011 6:06 AM
    But I am to choose between a swiss knife and an SSD that small, I still opt for a swiss knife.
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    cmartin011 , January 14, 2011 10:08 AM
    i just had a Happy moment then farted!
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    Marco925 , January 14, 2011 12:51 PM
    for a 256GB Flash drive? I think it should have USB 3.0
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    processthis , January 14, 2011 2:02 PM
    Sounds quite expensive.
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    rooket , January 14, 2011 6:53 PM
    Marco925for a 256GB Flash drive? I think it should have USB 3.0


    agreed.
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    FloKid , January 14, 2011 9:22 PM
    Sorry lol I find the swiss knife more useful than an ssd.
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