Fancy a 1GB flash disk the size/weight of a plastic lighter?

Plugs straight into the USB port

Fancy a 1GB flash memory disk that plugs straight into your USB port and is the size and weight of a plastic lighter?

It'll set you back £990.95 ex VAT, and you can't get it off a bloke standing outside the tube station holding a tray, but it is on sale in the UK.

The downside is a read transfer rate of 750KB/second and a write rate of 450 KB/second. Well you can't have everything.

The device, called OnlyDisk, comes in sizes from 8MB to 1GB, and a 2GB device is on the cards. A 32MB disk will set you back £49.88 ex VAT.

According to the blurb, it works with both Macs and PCs and can be dropped, under laboratory conditions, from a height of one foot without being damaged.

To get the OnlyDisk to work, you install the USB driver software, then the disk can be inserted directly into the computer USB ports, or USB hubs, or USB cables with A-Type plug and A-type receptacle.

The manufacturers reckon you could connect 23 OnlyDisks to your PC at any one time using USB hubs.

What can you use it for? Well anything to do with the storage and exchange of large files.

The OnlyDisk is available from Source Technology. ®

Retail pricing, ex VAT, is as follows:


  • 32MB £49.88
  • 64MB £85.05
  • 128MB £154.89
  • 256MB £262.26
  • 512MB £459.11
  • 1 GB £990.95


Related Link

Source Technology website