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November 14, 2006 • Reviews

The 256MB Ikura Sushi Memory Disk Review

It should be no surprise that because I live in the middle of dry and dusty West Texas, I don’t often get to partake in good sushi. One night while I was talking to G-A of Akihabara news, he was lamenting that there was no good meat in Japan. I assume he wasn’t talking about Kobe beef, but he was basically making the remark because I am in cattle country. 😉

So I smarted back that at least he had good sushi, and he said no problem, he would send me some. Yeah, right!

And sure enough, he did…


About a week later I had a package from G-A’s webstore, GeekStuff4U, that contained an Ikura Sushi. Not only is this miniature sushi a work of art, it is also a 256MB Memory Disk.


Measuring about 3″ long x 1.75″ tall x 1.25″ thick, this is one piece of sushi that although it looks tasty should not be eaten.


I can’t get over how real everything looks – from the “nori” wrapper, to the “cucumber” slices, to the “salmon eggs”. Yum. 😉

Even the “rice” on the bottom of the roll looks realistic.


Hidden inside this epicurean fantasy is a 2.0 USB 256MB flash disk which is compatible with Windows 98 and later, Mac OS 9.0 and later, and Linux 2.4 and later.

You know you want a little nibble…


I transferred a 146MB file loaded with multiple folders of pictures and documents from my computer to the ikura drive, and it took 2 minutes 11 seconds. It’s not exactly lightning fast, but it got the job done.


When the drive is engaged the roe will glow red.


The sushi drive is a bit pricey for the amount of memory contained, it’s not super-sonic fast, and it’s not really packable…but!

Where else can you get such a precious bit of sushi art that won’t go bad and that will service for years in a desktop environment? If you are an ikura sushi fan, then this might just be the thing that will bring a smile to your face…and a growl to your tummy. 😉

The 256MB Ikura Sushi Memory Disk is available directly from GeekStuff4U.
MSRP: $89.45
What I Like: Cutest USB drive I have ever seen!!
What Needs Improvement: Pricey for amount of memory included, not lightning fast, not very portable

5 Responses to " The 256MB Ikura Sushi Memory Disk Review "

  1. 256MB Ikura Sushi Memory Disk » Gadget Venue dot com says:

    […] From time to time you come across some strange USB items on the internet and the Ikura Sushi 256Mb USB memory is one of them. This little Sushi memory stick even glows red when you plug it in to your laptop. Please dont try eating it though A full review can be found over at SlashGear […]

  2. Allen Hong says:

    Looks very yummy, indeed.
    Very cool that they rigged the roe to glow.

  3. 256MB Ikura Sushi Memory Disk - Gadget Venue says:

    […] A full review can be found over at SlashGear […]

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