Transcend launches tiny 8GB 40-pin IDE Flash Drive

If you're looking at building a SFF PC, or perhaps some type of crazy mod, then you might not have the space for a conventional 3.5-inch hard drive. Transcend has launched a new drive that will certainly be small enough for you.

Their new 40-pin IDE Flash Memory Module is tiny, measuring 61.0mm x 26.9mm x 7.1mm. Surely you can find some room to squeeze one of these in. Granted, this is essentially a flash drive, but by making it compatible with a 40-pin IDE connection, they've taken out some of the hassle of installing your OS on a USB flash drive.

While this may not be the first of its kind, it is the largest. Transcend is offering the drives in sizes ranging from 32MB to 8GB.

Transcend to launch its 8GB 40-pin IDE Flash Module [via aving]