Welcome to DT’s flash drive blog. I always wanted to do a web log and what better subject than USB memory sticks? It’s like a magical universe on its own and I love to explore it – together with you! So always feel free to chip in and provide commentary.
Delving into that universe, what’s so great about USB flash drives? Well, if you want to store or transfer data there’s no doubt that memory sticks come in very handy. You can use them with any computer that has a USB port. Like home PCs, laptops, palm computers or playstations. Or you can plug them into iPods and mp3 players. Actually, most of these are flash drives on their own and often use memory cards. Latter are also utilized by digital cameras, both photo and video.
But let us consider the terminology for a minute. Did you know that memory sticks are also called pen drives, thumb drives, USB drives, USB disks, flash pens, USB pens, USB keys, flash memory devices and if you know any more please post a comment. Or better yet, submit your own creations! My favorite term is probably USB storage devices. I know I know, it’s lengthy and uncatchy but I like that it’s summarizing to the point. Either way, nobody needs to get confused. Basically, they all mean the same stuff: That what you can see in the header of this blog!
Looking at that image, you get the idea that there are many different shapes and “sizes” to choose from. The most common are probably 1GB – 16GB flash drives so people can handle all kinds of data, including (PSP) games, full time movies or image collections. From what I know the “biggest” currently on the market have a capacity of 128GB. It’s pretty funny when you consider that 7 years ago the cream of the crop was a staggering 64MB…
So what’s the best place to get them? Personally I like ebay since you can find almost all types of memory sticks there, including the funny ones! And if you want to add an accessory such as a USB lanyard you can easily do it. So feel free to check out the ebay listings on my site as well as the amazon links I provide you with.
Ok, what else can be said? Well, I don’t think I’ll ever get over the fact that you can have so many GBs for so little space and money. And that this is not the only advantage if you want to compare flash drives with regular hard disks. I guess you can call it the magic of USB memory. Better stick with it!
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