Saturday, 21 June 2014

USB(Universal Serial Bus) Flash Drive-A very useful Device



USB(Universal Serial Bus) Flash Drive-A very useful Device-USB flash drives are removable and rewritable drives, and much smaller in size than an optical disc and very lightweight(Generally less than 3o Grams or so). It is a data storage device with flash memory and an integrated Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface. As the floppy disk is almost outdated and now USB Removable flash drive is very useful to carry data.


 Imahe source-wikipedia.org

Storage Capacity of a removable USB Flash Drive

USB drives with a capacity of up to 512 gigabytes (GB) are available in the market but USB flash drives of one-terabyte (TB) capacity are reported to be  unveiled at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show and claimed to be available in the market in the beginning of 2014 and  Storage capacities as large as 2 TB are planned to be available in future.

Maximum write/erase cycles of a removable USB Flash Drive

The write and Erase cycles of a removable USB Flash Drive  depends upon the quality and on the exact type of memory chip used, A high quality removable USB Flash Drive allow up to 100,000 write/erase cycles

Maximum shelf storage time of a removable USB Flash Drive

Maximum shelf storage time of a removable USB Flash Drive  also depend upon the quality of It and a good quality USB flash drive may have up to  a 10-year shelf storage time.

Run Alternative Operating System in removable USB Flash Drive

Some operating systems small in size specially linux OS  can run from USB Drive without disturbing the OS on the computer and without making any change to it.

Run portable apps in removable USB Flash Drive

Any portable application can be run direct from USB drive. Firefox, Google Chrome, VLC Media Player and many more applications can run directly from removable USB Flash Drive.

Secure Data in removable USB Flash Drive

You can secure your Data with ‘USB Safe Guard”. ‘USB Safe Guard” stores your Data with 256 bit encryption.

Maintain your PC with removable USB Flash Drive

There many applications which are useful in PC maintenance can be stored in removable USB Flash Drive which makes the fixing and trouble shooting work easy. It may prove helpful to store Registry cleaner, startup files and temporary files.

Data Backup in removable USB Flash Drive

Some times the hard drive data are lost due to some reason. In such situation use Microsoft synctoy for selective backup.






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