For some people, 8TB might sound like a lot of storage, but depending on your data usage (*cough* BitTorrent *cough*), it might be just the right amount. I know that I could use a RAID storage device like this one on my workstation desk.
While I agree that 4 terabytes of storage might seem like a lot to some users, it isn’t for others (me included). I’ve been delaying dealing with my hard drive capacity problems for about a year and a half and it’s gotten to the point where I’ll need a RAID array to serve my needs.
This concept design isn’t that far off. Almost everyone has some spare memory cards that need to be used in some form or fashion. There’s not much you can do with one once you get a newer, bigger one, so this concept that collects these microSD cards and turns the combined storage into a larger USB flash drive makes a lot of sense.
Ever had a hard drive crash? Such events can be disastrous, to say the least. Years of pictures, videos, music, and documents can all disappear in a flash. And unless you have some sort of backup in place, there is absolutely no way to get it all back.
Designer Neil Poulton got the inspiration for the domed glowing light on the outside of his latest hard drive design from the red light on the face of HAL 9000, the infamous computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Got a couple of spare Compact Flash memory cards lying around? Why not turn them into a high-speed, redundant drive array? With this new drive module, you can create your own solid-stated RAID array in seconds.