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1TB SSD Crammed Into Swiss Army Knife, Costs $3000

By , Rachel Rosmarin - Source: Tom's Guide US | B 48 comments

Pack all that you need to survive for an entire weekend in your pocket.

Nothing says “I’m a survivalist” like a pocketknife. But we’re hard pressed to think of a disaster scenario where you might need a two blades, scissors, a screw driver, a file AND 1 terabyte of SSD data storage (capacities of 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB are also available). Nonetheless, that’s what the venerable Victorinox (Swiss Army) brand is offering, among other things, at CES this year. The memory stick itself connects to both USB 3.0 and eSATA ports, and features a 96x48-pixel display that can help you keep track of what is stored on the drive (and how much space has been used). It's decently speedy too, with a read speed of 220MB/s and a write speed of 150MB/s.

The 1TB version will sell for $3,000 later this year.

Check out more "Disaster Tech" in our CES Survivalist on Tom's Guide.

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    boju , January 22, 2012 4:21 AM
    Quote:
    Where is the blades the scissor and screwdriver :[

    as pictures in the ssd =]
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    hpdeskjet , January 22, 2012 5:08 AM
    Sounds cost efficient.
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    ikyung , January 22, 2012 4:11 AM
    Where is the blades the scissor and screwdriver :[
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    de5_Roy , January 22, 2012 4:10 AM
    epic crammage!
  • 12 Hide
    ikyung , January 22, 2012 4:11 AM
    Where is the blades the scissor and screwdriver :[
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    boju , January 22, 2012 4:21 AM
    Quote:
    Where is the blades the scissor and screwdriver :[

    as pictures in the ssd =]
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    joytech22 , January 22, 2012 4:49 AM
    Oh boy do I WANT..
    Except 3k is well.. you know.. A "LITTLE" too much. Just a "LITTLE" -.-
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    nikorr , January 22, 2012 4:59 AM
    $3000? Expensive "knife"...
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    ltbob , January 22, 2012 5:02 AM
    I dropped my usb in the wash several times it lived.. I don't ev- $3k...

    1TB

    so boss :>
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    hpdeskjet , January 22, 2012 5:08 AM
    Sounds cost efficient.
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    JOSHSKORN , January 22, 2012 5:11 AM
    I think they put the decimal in the wrong place...wishful thinking.
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    rottingsheep , January 22, 2012 5:38 AM
    still sounds cheaper than the current price-fixed hdds
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    bennaye , January 22, 2012 6:40 AM
    rottingsheepstill sounds cheaper than the current price-fixed hdds


    orly now?
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    alidan , January 22, 2012 7:34 AM
    rottingsheepstill sounds cheaper than the current price-fixed hdds

    some amount inflated price no reason, some amount is general need to recup some money lost in the flood.
    the peoeple screwing us on the price is the retail

    the newer drive with the reduced warranties cost far less than the older drives... though thats not much good news... the cheapest ones with a decent warranty are 450$ but those are enterprise.

    anyone know why enterprise cost so much? better parts, better features, or just because they can cost more because enterprise support and such?

    that said, i really want to know how big the knife is, how they fit 1tb in that small area, it kind of looks like they broke pcb and wired them together to do it, which is awesome... but still doesnt look like it has 1tb worth of chips in it.

    anyone i really want to know the dementions of a ssd chip, the silicon, not the black outside, i want to do the math to figure out about how much is made per silicon wafer, and how much it really costs to make, if its them jacking it up for no reason or if its a legitimate price.
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    Travis Beane , January 22, 2012 7:41 AM
    I believe that's just absolutely amazing!
    I'd love to get 64/128GB of 100MB/s+ memory on my phone, and $3/GB is a price I'd probably pay.
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    ajay_vishvanathan , January 22, 2012 8:04 AM
    damn man... earlier they crammed a whole pc into a usb stick sized container with gpu,cpu, ram and little bit of memory that has ports only for monitor, usb.. simple stuff.. and now this?? man where is this world going to???
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    __-_-_-__ , January 22, 2012 9:08 AM
    doesn't pass on airport scanners.
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    kaisellgren , January 22, 2012 9:27 AM
    Just hope you don't lose it...
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    NuclearShadow , January 22, 2012 9:28 AM
    Neat but ouch on the price. At-least it serves as a glimpse into the future onto what is to come however.
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    Shape , January 22, 2012 12:31 PM
    Mother of god...
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    Marco925 , January 22, 2012 1:04 PM
    SSD? shouldnt this be considered a flash drive?
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    drwho1 , January 22, 2012 2:56 PM
    "The 1TB version will sell for $3,000 later this year."

    Really?
    The writer of this article thinks that "it will sell" that that price?
    LOL
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    freggo , January 22, 2012 3:10 PM
    If it has a knife in it you can not take it aboard an aircraft. There goes the report you wanted to work on while flying from LA to NY.

    Still, this thing is übercool; if only the price... yeah, we know, it will come down eventually.
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