Storage peripheral maker
is the latest company to throw its hat in the ring with USB flash storage hardware. The company today announced its Mini USB Drive in 64 and 128MB capacities.
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The key-sized drive works with Macs and PCs. The user simply uncaps the terminal end and attaches it to an available USB port on the computer; the Mini USB Drive can transfer data at up to 1MB per second, according to Iomega. It works with Mac OS 8.6 or higher (using drivers); Mac OS 9.x and higher recognize the drive as a standard mass storage device. Iomega ships the USB Drive with software pre-installed, but it appears to be for Windows only.
The Mini USB Drive sports a sliding key ring design that moves between the drive body and the cap, according to your own preference. You can keep the key ring with the drive when traveling and then detach the key ring from the drive when it’s connected to a computer.
The Mini USB Drive is coming to stores in the U.S. by November 18, 2002. The 64MB model will cost US$69.95 and the 128MB variation will cost $99.95. Worldwide availability is expected in January 2003. Iomega also plans to release a 256MB version in the U.S. during the first quarter of 2003.