ASUS introduced the Eee 30GB USB Hard Drive, a compact 1.8" storage solution that will retail for about $30. The advantage is that it's a lot cheaper than USB 2.0 flash drives with similar capacity, but the downside is that it's not as resilient.
Probably the most noteworthy aspect of this little storage device is how small it is. At only 1.8-inches, you’ll probably barely notice it’s sitting on your desk. Of course, you’ll have to really think about that $30, considering you’re only getting 30GB of extra space. Right now, the new USB hard drive is only available in Taiwan, and Asus hasn’t said anything about it getting released anywhere else.