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Adata Releases USB OTG Flash Drive with Micro USB

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Adata has just announced its first USB On-The-Go flash drives.

Adata has just announced its first USB On-The-Go flash drives. This allows newer Android devices running spec 4.1 and up to act as a host – allowing them to transfer files without needing additional hardware. Additionally, the drive can be connected to a computer as usual via old-fashioned USB.

There will be two models in the new UD320 line one 16 GB and one 32GB that seem reasonably priced at $17 and $26 respectively.

“Even with the increasing prevalence of wireless networks and cloud storage, many consumers need, and sometimes just want, physical drives that are portable and dependable,” said Karl Smith, project manager at Adata. “We are entering an era where mobile devices will be ubiquitous, and the DashDrive Durable UD320 is just one of the many ways Adata is moving to meet the storage needs in this new mobile world.” 

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    Anonymous , October 16, 2013 7:11 PM
    Wow, too bad to the little end has to use an adapter to be used with an Android device. I would have prefered the memory stick portion to be mini usb and have an adapter to increase the size to regular usb. A little tiny usb drive that would fit nicely on a my Nexus 7 Gen II could be handy for file transfers and keeping track of work files.
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    s3anister , October 16, 2013 7:41 PM
    shuffman37, the whole point of this is that the device is dual access. The flash drive connects to your device (cell phone or tablet) and functions as a normal storage medium for it and the normal USB end plugs into your Laptop or Desktop PC and transfers files wirelessly.

    The tech is USB OTG. More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_On-The-Go
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    Anonymous , October 16, 2013 8:02 PM
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    shuffman37, the whole point of this is that the device is dual access. The flash drive connects to your device (cell phone or tablet) and functions as a normal storage medium for it and the normal USB end plugs into your Laptop or Desktop PC and transfers files wirelessly.

    The tech is USB OTG. More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_On-The-Go


    I understand the point of dual access, but having an adapter then the drive sticking out of a tablet doesn't make it very handy to use. I'd rather see a native mini-b usb drive that uses adapter to plug into a standard device. That way I only have one thing plugged into the tablet, that would smaller and more reliable when moving around. 1 point of failure vs 2, etc.

    Think about having a 1" long thing where your hand goes, vs a little 0.25" long drive that is one piece. Be a lot more user friendly being just the end piece that looks like a usb receiver.
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    agnickolov , October 16, 2013 10:08 PM
    From the picture it looks like you'll need an A-to-A male USB cable to plug this thing into a PC...
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    icemunk , October 17, 2013 5:58 AM
    Sweet, I like this idea. I hope it becomes standard on thumb drives