16GB USB sticks were introduced by SanDisk in the 4th quarter of 2006.
I gladly paid $199.95 for one. They were NEW, they were exciting, they were
recognized by my then-new 17' MacBook Pro. Many other devices could
NOT recognize such devices.
But that was 4Q 2006. TODAY, faster-speed 16GB USB sticks are available
for less that ten bucks each. AND they have much faster read/write speeds ...
It's a wonderful time to be alive ... (grin)