By Ian Burley
21st June - 2001
OnlyDisk is a new, patented, compact USB storage solution from a company called Weast Ltd (itís derived from West and East). The device comprises a flash memory installed inside a plastic case that attaches to a standard sized USB socket.
OnlyDisks are both Mac and Windows compatible, are USB hot pluggable (no need to switch off in order to attach or remove) and require no external power source. Windows CE and Linux drivers are under development.
5 capacities are available from 8MB (£33.80 inc.VAT) to 128 MB (£258.15 inc.VAT. 258MB and 2GB versions are promised.
Weastís CEO, Shane Zhang commented: "There will be further useful applications for OnlyDisk with the development of computer related products such as PDAs and digital cameras with USB ports."
And there is some Chinese poetry on the Weast Web site...