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Hey all - been playing with the Mark IV since Shmoocon... Love it!

While out and about yesterday, I picked up one of these wonderful little SanDisk Cruzer Fit drives:

http://www.sandisk.com/products/usb-flash-drives/cruzer-fit-usb-flash-drive

This thing is no bigger than a thumbnail, and I got 16 GB for $12.00 on sale yesterday.

Given that this is so small, how easy would it be to integrate into the board on the Mark III/Mark IV, and still give us a USB port?

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I've popped open a few thumb drives and ditched the shells. Wound up the same size as yours. A little heat-shrink, or surgru for a grip and your set (the plain metal makes it tough to pull out)

(now how to mount it on the MKIV.....)

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Hey all - been playing with the Mark IV since Shmoocon... Love it!

While out and about yesterday, I picked up one of these wonderful little SanDisk Cruzer Fit drives:

http://www.sandisk.com/products/usb-flash-drives/cruzer-fit-usb-flash-drive

This thing is no bigger than a thumbnail, and I got 16 GB for $12.00 on sale yesterday.

Given that this is so small, how easy would it be to integrate into the board on the Mark III/Mark IV, and still give us a USB port?

if theres room in the case, pop it open, and solder it directly in if your not planning on useing the port for anything else, otherwise look into non software based usb hubs, if they exist, or one that supports a basic linux kernal

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if theres room in the case, pop it open, and solder it directly in if your not planning on useing the port for anything else, otherwise look into non software based usb hubs, if they exist, or one that supports a basic linux kernal

Pretty much any usb hub will work.

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I've always been a huge fan of supertalent pico's. They're the ideal keychain usb because they're extremely tough (made of steel!) and water resistant. AND they go up to 32GB. Pretty ridic imo

http://www.supertalent.com/products/stt_usb_detail.php?type=Pico

telot

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  • 2 weeks later...

Just saw these come through my news feed and I think these are even smaller than my Sony drives - http://www.deonet.com/news.html

Tiny! The new Micro UDP-chip measures 19,5 x 14,5 mm, barely the size of a fingertop, and it is only 2,9 mm thin. This super small USB-stick is available in 4, 8 and 16 GB and will be introduced in January at the biggest business fair for promotional gifts in Europe: PSI Düsseldorf.

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