Firm launches 'world's smallest' external HDD

USB key packs in 0.85in 4GB drive

Japanese peripherals specialist Elecom has introduced what it claims is the world's smallest external hard drive. Its MF-DU204G packs in 4GB of storage capacity yet is sufficiently small to warrant its own, integrated USB connector.

elecom 4gb 0.85in hdd usb drive

The secret? The use of a bus-powered 0.85in HDD, Elecom said. The drive is packed into a unit that measures 6.8 x 3 x 1.3cm and weighs just 44g. The company bundles a USB extender cable should the drive prove too large and obscure other USB ports. Elecom also bundles USB Disk Pro, a security utility that password-protects the drive.

The drive ships in both metallic blue and silver versions, Elecom said, for around ¥26,800 (£131/$227). ®

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