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All About Flash Drives

Jan 7, 2008
Technology has been up-and-at-"em for the past few years and is continuing its infinite progression of introducing and bringing in to us new and innovative ways and processes that should make all our lives easier and trouble-free. In the good old days, we used to keep our notes in our handy-dandy notebook or print them on paper and keep a stack of folders full of files and documents in the sturdy file cabinet. With the wonders of technology, we have come to get to know the personal computer and its capacity to store all our notes, documents and files in its memory drive without the need for an extra sheet of paper!

Moving forward, we got to meet and appreciate the infamous floppy disks where we can store our data in and be able to take them with us anywhere we go. With these floppies, we not only get to save and open our files in our personal computer but we can actually access them with the use of other computers out of our home or out of the office. Talk about an improvement in storage convenience. Thus far, technology has not yet rest on its laurels and has continued to impress us once again with the introduction of the USB flash drive.

USB flash drives are the latest and the most remarkable storage devices yet. Small enough to fit your pockets, very lightweight to carry, removable so you can carry them to anywhere you want and rewritable so you can store in as many files as possible, the USB flash drive has given memory data storage a whole new meaning. The USB flash drive creators has conceived it to be a humble device that should revolutionize the way people all around the globe would store and transport data, and yes, they were successful in their vision. These devices have proven to be faster, more reliable, more durable, to hold more data and to be more conveniently portable as compared to the now defunct floppy disks.

The USB flash drive is basically composed of a small printed circuit board which is enclosed in a metal or plastic casing. The casings are created to be sturdy enough to protect the board from its usual elemental enemies; typically it has a removable cap or can be retracted back when not in use. With a standard type A USB connection, you can be able to access all your files and documents stored in the USB flash drive directly through the USB port of any personal computer or laptop. These devices are also supported conveniently by almost all modern operating systems there is such as Mac OS X, Linux, Windows and other Unix-like systems.

Innovative creators and technologists have continued in their pursuit for technology and have found new and novel ideas for the USB flash drive. Nowadays, you may find the USB flash drive uniquely integrated in day to day tools and devices like your watch, your pen, your Swiss Army Knife, and even in toy cars and LEGO bricks.
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