I've got a 1 gig USB flash drive, and it's pretty much crammed to the virtual gun-wails with files. Perhaps I could use the new OCZ Mega-Kart flash drive.
With a whopping 8 gigs of storage capacity, I could do wonderful things. Backing up data would be a breeze, and I could even toss an entire Windows installation on the drive. Linux bootable thumb drive, here I come! And though the drive itself may be a little larger than normal, it's not obscenely monstrous. Measuring at just 85mm x 54mm x 3.5mm (L x W x H), it will still fit in your pocket. It does use a USB2.0 dongle cable, but this does help to keep its size compact.
For a high-speed USB 2.0 portable storage, this is ultimate in sheik geek. But the price may deter even the most savvy of tech enthusiasts. You can already get a 4 gig thumb drive for $100 to $150 USD. So what will the OCZ Mega-Kart cost. I'm guessing between $200 and $250 to start, but might drop to anywhere from $150 to $200 by Christmas. Hey, the perfect stocking stuffer. But if you don't need all that extra storage, read our recent review of the OCZ Mini-Kart 1GB thumb drive. It's lightning fast, and pretty sleek too.