Everyone as a flash drive. They are are probably the handiest piece of electronics introduced in the last 10 years. But what are the main complaints about flash drives? Speed, size, capacity, and that stupid connector cap that always goes missing.
OCZ addresses every single one of those issues with their latest flash drive – the Spyder.
First speed – the Spyder has a read rate of 21-35 MB/second which is pretty Fn fast considering how small this thing is
Size – as you can see, the Spyder is tiny. The whole thing isn’t even as thick as a USB port! The USB connector itself is one of those ‘half ports’ that sits inside a USB port, but not snugly. This helps keep it small, but can be knocked out of the port more easily (which may be a good thing, since it will fall out instead of breaking)
Capacity – available up to 8GB. Although we are starting to see 16GB flash drives out there, to cram 8GB into something this small is pretty impressive
Stupid USB caps – because of its sliding design, there are no USB caps to lose! Yey!
No word yet on price, as the Spyder hasn’t shown up in stores yet. And unfortunately, the Spyder only carries a 2 year warranty. Most of the rest of their flash drive lineup carries the same excellent lifetime warranty as their memory modules, but even their other ultra portable drive has a 3 year warranty. It’s a shame that the warranty terms seem to be dropping with each new product.