I certainly love technology, and I recently wrote about the world’s smallest PC. For all of you who after reading that article are wondering what “side” I am on, I can safely say that I work mostly on a PC (or in Windows as someone wanted to label it instead). I have a Mac as well, but I use that solely for music production. I also have a hatchback Mac G4, which I run all the statistics and server related data through to display them for me in real time on a screen on top of my desk. It’s all for the Rebel websites, and it keeps me on edge at all times should there be something wrong with the server.
To continue where the World’s Smallest PC article left off, I think I have found the world’s smallest hard drive. It’s a completely custom built Atari 810 Hard Drive using an 8 GB microSD flash memory card. By using that Rossum, the designer and creator of this awesome drive, managed to use the drive to emulate 8 different drives with it. Of course, it doesn’t have all the buttons, but it has the light feature, and it looks and feels exactly the same as a regular drive.
The retro feel of this tiny little thing is just more than entertaining, and if you have the skills, it shouldn’t be too hard to replicate. As a matter of fact, you would be able to replicate the drive by just looking at the images and reading the full description and facts about it on Rossum’s website. The outer shell is completely customized and modeled, and the color chosen for it is carefully planned down to the perfect olive grade. So, next time you think you have a small USB memory stick in your pocket, and you think you have the smallest drive in the world, think again. There is probably nothing smaller, or cooler, than this Atari 810 Hard Drive.