Apacer has launched a USB storage device that can store up to 1GB of data using flash memory technology.
The HandyDrive can be used with Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems and is detected as a supplementary hard drive. The device uses its own central processing unit and retains data for up to 10 years, according to Apacer. It has a read speed of 750KB/s, a write speed of 750KB/s and is powered directly from the USB port. The device weighs around 20 grams and is capable of supporting and running multiple applications.
"HandyDrive is extremely convenient," said Apacer president, Austin Chan. "This product demonstrates the strength of Apacer's flash memory range."
Apacer developed the drive to help meet the storage requirements of an increasingly portable market.
Power consumption: Write 36mA, Read 33mA.
Erase cycles: 1 million times.
Shock resistence: 1000G.
System support: Drivers not required for Windows ME, Windows 2000, Mac OS 8.6, Linux 2.4.0 or higher. Drivers needed with Windows 95 OSR 2 with USB support, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE.
Security: Write protection switch included.