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A USB thumb drive of whatever capacity is in
time enclosed within a plastic shell that
least superficially, a 3-1/2" floppy disk.
However, a resemblance is all that it is, for
Thanks to advances in data storage, high-density
can be made
quite small, hardly larger than a USB
dongle. Therefore, the device here need not
static, oh no. The floppy disk shell is in fact
hollow and made up of a series of sections which
can be accordioned/collapsed towards the body
the computer. When in its standard position, the
faux disc's body is held steady
two firm metal siderails. Simply push the USB
port, collapse the hollow body, and fold the side
over to lock in its collapsed position.
It would still stick out from the computer a bit, of
but the anachronistic value outweighs the
[shapu, Mar 10 2016]
Similar to the other link, but with drive
[bs0u0155, Mar 10 2016]
||This is brilliant but I don't understand it.
||Is it a USB stick that telescopes down so that it
doesn't stick out of the computer so much?
||I'm not sure I follow your "folding up" process, but it would be better to utilise the "rotational" nature of the innards: put a ring of memory chips as the internal "disc", so you can select a chip before plugging it in to your USB slot (or add a tiny motor, and select on-the-fly).
||[MB] Close. I'm thinking accordion-style collapse. I'll
edit to clarify.
||[NS]: your concept makes sense in terms of
attempting to use a floppy-reminiscent USB thumb
drive to achieve large storage capacity with lots of
separate drives. That would be good if you need
redundancy or need to isolate files or directories
from one another, I suppose.
||" This is brilliant but I don't understand it. "