SmartDisk Ships Tiny FireFly USB Drive

From the company’s press release:

SmartDisk Corporation this week began shipping its tiny FireFly USB2.0 20GB portable hard drive. About the size of a deck of playing cards, FireFly can store up to 20 hours of high quality video, more than 5,000 MP3 songs or more than 15,000 high-quality digital photographs.

FireFly is ideal for a variety of digital video, audio, data backup and multimedia applications used by consumers and professionals. It stores and rapidly transfers large volumes of music, video, photos and data to and from desktops and laptops. FireFly’s small, durable magnesium alloy casing – just 2.5″ (W) x 4″ (D) x .5″ (H) – and weight of 3.3 ounces make it easy to carry in a purse, a briefcase or a pocket. SmartDisk FireFly supports both USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 host systems, which means that users in transition between the two versions can use FireFly on any USB enabled computer.

Because FireFly is powered by the computer itself, it never requires its own power adapter. The drive is also Mass Storage Class compliant-installation of software drivers is not necessary before using FireFly for most Windows or MacOS releases. Its rapid read and write speeds let users work on data and applications – even digital video applications – directly on the drive.

Suggested retail price for SmartDisk FireFly is $189.99. It is available through retailers and distributors, as well as through the company’s Web site at http://www.smartdisk.com.