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Concrete Flash Drives Answered

These flash drives by Shu-Chun Hsiao are serious. The drives are encased in concrete and are embossed with the weight of each one, a number that correlates with the flash drive's capacity. I love the idea, but 256g sticking out the front of my desktop is just going to destroy itself.

P.S. This would make a great entry for the upcoming USB Contest

Concrete Memory, Get Totally Cemented

via TechEBlog

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

10 years ago

 Fairly cool,  but I think some machined steel would be way more awesome

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Stephen D. Alverez
Stephen D. Alverez

10 years ago

 If I wanted to pay more than I care for, on something I don't need, just to break my computer with it's weight, I'd by it. What I think is more amazing are those 1 gram flash drives. But again, more money than I care to use, on something I don't need, for something with probably enough memory for one photograph, compressed to the point that it is one pixel.

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dsneyjim
dsneyjim

10 years ago

Maybe it's just my math but doesn't that scale read 115g not 128g?  It's still a very cool idea though.  Maybe filling the text in with paint or epoxy would bring the weight up a bit.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 10 years ago

It looks to be reading slightly under 115g which is right for bang-on 4 ounces. What is the point of taking a picture like that without adding some coins or tweaking the adjust wheel to show what you want eh?
Good observation. The only thing I can think of is that they've converted between ounces and metric at some stage, but even the international troy ounce isn't going to give you 128g = 4oz

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Or it is a cheap plastic kitchen scale that is not that accurate.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 10 years ago

They've got it bang-on 4oz, that must have been what they were aiming for? Cheap, yes, but the adjust-wheel alone would probably give you the 128g, I see a bad metric-imperial conversion.

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

You're right!  Who knew the yen's exchange rate was affecting their scales?
Or maybe the flash drive is empty...all those bits can get heavy...

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kelseymh
kelseymh

10 years ago

If the one pictured is loaded with vacation photos, would it be a quarter-pounder with cheese?

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The Ideanator
The Ideanator

Reply 10 years ago

Hahahahaha, good one kelseymh.

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 10 years ago

 No. Just, no.

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cheat
cheat

Reply 10 years ago

lol

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

10 years ago

 I do like this idea. 

I had already got my USB project planned, but I may have a go at something similar.

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MichelMoermans
MichelMoermans

10 years ago

There must be some heavy data stored on that one... (bad puns ahoy!)

But this is not for me... It's not practical at all although I like the idea behind it :)

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

10 years ago

That would be so much harder for drives that are closer to 2 or 4 G!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

10 years ago

Plug them in with an extension cable, you're fine.