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Old 09-20-2011, 03:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question How to make a usb flash drive

This is just hypothetical, but could i soldier together, and make a usb flash drive?
like all the way down to the micro chips and stuff.

could I do it or would I need a factory slodering machine?

(I don't care about size, just that I can fit it in my usb port)

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Default Re: How to make a usb flash drive

Have you ever opened a USB flash drive? Taking the plastic off? There's a lot of circuitry in there. That is, if you start from scratch. It's kind of hard.
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Default Re: How to make a usb flash drive

Believe it would be beyond the ability of the average user. You would not need machine grate soldering equipment but you would need a lot of knowledge with circuit boards. If you want a flash drive smaller than a cassette player you will need to use factory grade equipment.
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Default Re: How to make a usb flash drive

i tried finding some DIY kits, but found none. I guess flash memory sticks are so cheap and the labor is so expensive that ppl just buy them outright.

here's the links i found

NAND Flash memory in embedded systems

USB Powered Gadgets and more..

NAND Flash - Micron Technology, Inc.
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Looks like i'll need a million pounds, plus some chinese workers... oh no i'm fresh out.
ah well, it was just hypotheticall.
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Actually, if you REALLY wanted, you COULD hand make one using a few billion actual capacitors/transistors, and some other various parts, but expect it to be uber slow, have LITTLE data storage, and about nothing else at all.

Other than that, yea you can make small ones, but would require an engineering degree or something, a lot of flash drives use 6-12 layer PCBs.
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