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Memory Sticks and How They Work

Aug 25, 2008
With everyone beginning to be more eco-conscious of the environment and what goes into it, it also has people thinking about paper waste.

For this purpose, instead of printing off pages that you will probably only use several times, why not save the information on a removable storage device?

While your first thought is probably the old school floppy disks that had a tendency to lose information and become damaged, technology has changed greatly.

Instead, a USB memory stick is a great option and it is so small that you can put it on your key ring or in your pocket.

The most obvious benefit of using a memory stick is the fact that you can make updates at the last minute. You do not have to go rifling through your briefcase, pocketbook, or backpack for your ancient floppy disk. Your memory stick will always be where you can find it. Another benefit is the fact that you can add a lot more information to it than you can any another type of removable storage device.

Many companies are finding that a memory stick is very useful with clients, because they can easily update information and the client can view what is on the memory stick at their quickest convenience.

You can also have your company's logo printed on the memory stick to help promote your business, include a link to your website, or upload a format for the client to be able to email you directly once they access the information on the memory stick.

Teachers and students are also finding that a memory stick works exceptionally well. Many high school and college students work on a different computer each day for assignments.

High school teachers are also starting to require more professional presentations, such as PowerPoint, to get their students ready for college and for the professional world. Using a memory stick helps students not only save their work regularly but also save paper for the schools.

Another benefit for students is the fact that students can create a personalised memory stick that has all of their desktop applications saved to the removable disk drive. Whenever they are at school and they plug in the memory stick to the USB outlet on the computer, they can automatically run all of their usual settings, browser and other programs that they are used to at home.

This is also beneficial for families who have one computer to use between all of them at home.

Memory sticks can be dropped without any damage done at all. This is due to the fact that they are inserted into a special case that is not removable. The only removable aspect of it is that you can take off the cap so that you can insert it into the computer. This is very different from floppy discs or DVDs that are very easy to damage with the smallest scratch or touch. It has been found that some of the memory sticks have even been washed and have still remained in working order. Even if you leave the memory stick in the sun, the memory is not lost, even if the outer shell is slightly melted.

Today, you can purchase 32GB memory stick for a very small price. This small device is rewritable so that you can use it over and over again. You can also purchase memory sticks that have a smaller amount of memory for independent projects or provide for a client.
About the Author
Derek Rogers is a freelance writer who writes for a number of UK businesses. For logo branded USB Flash Drives, he recommends Flashbay.com.
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