Photos: Dongles and other smart-drive devices

Photos: Dongles and other smart-drive devices

Summary: Smart-drive technology, which uses flash-memory chips to store information, is finding its way into many consumer products.


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  • Sony flash-based Walkman

    Sony's flash-based Walkman can store 256MB, 512MB or 1GB of data. A bit pricier than some competing flash players, the devices start at $90 for the 256MB player and run up to about $200.

  • Memorex TravelDrive ID

    With a built-in LCD, Memorex's latest USB flash drive shows you how much storage capacity is left. Dubbed the TravelDrive ID, the 512MB device will retail for $79.99. The 1GB and 2GB versions will sell for $119.99 and $199.99, respectively.

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