The GeForce GTX USB drive is real and small and fun

Subject: General Tech | June 23, 2017 - 05:13 PM |
Tagged: nvidia, gtx, geforce gtx usb drive, geforce

What started as merely an April Fool's prank by NVIDIA has now turned into one of the cutest little promotions I've ever seen. Originally "launched" as part of the GeForce G-ASSIST technology that purported to offer AI-enabled gaming if you were away from your keyboard, NVIDIA actually built the tiny, adorable, GeForce GTX USB Key.

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This drive was made to look like the GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition graphics card and was only produced in a quantity of 1080. I happen to find a 64GB option in a Fedex box this morning when I cam into the office.

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Performance on this USB 3.0 based drive is pretty solid, peaking at 111 MB/s on reads and 43 MB/s on writes. 

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If you want of these for yourself, you need to be signed up through GeForce Experience and opting in to the GeForce newsletter. Do that, and you're entered. 

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We have some more pictures of the USB drive below (including the surprising interior shot!), so click this link to see them.

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June 23, 2017 | 06:10 PM - Posted by djotter

'I shall call him . . . mini me!'

So what what surprising about the interior shot? Or was that just clickbait?

June 23, 2017 | 06:44 PM - Posted by Droid126

Too bad the little fan doesn't spin when you plug it in.

June 23, 2017 | 09:00 PM - Posted by Fredey (not verified)

Can you make the thing 3D printable maybe a Ken project if Nvidia is feeling kind

June 23, 2017 | 11:16 PM - Posted by Positron (not verified)

Can you make the thing 3D printable

June 23, 2017 | 11:50 PM - Posted by Hakuren

Just imagine how much more performance you can get when you slap a waterblock on it! :D

So cute...

June 24, 2017 | 03:33 AM - Posted by odizzido2 (not verified)

using gforce experience....sounds like a mistake.

June 24, 2017 | 05:43 AM - Posted by Fane (not verified)

I'd want one in the Asus Strix flavor

June 24, 2017 | 08:34 AM - Posted by edwinjamesmiller36

So is Allyn going to create a vast spreadsheet comparing the performance of all the USB thumb-drive chachkies PCPer receives?

June 24, 2017 | 10:08 AM - Posted by Failrunner (not verified)

I want one!!!

June 24, 2017 | 11:30 PM - Posted by Stinky3toes (not verified)

Too bad it doesn't say GTX 2000 on it.

June 26, 2017 | 09:58 AM - Posted by donut (not verified)

Only works in a G-Sync port.

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