The History of the USB Flash Drive

Computer users have come to rely on USB flash drives. Whether they call them jump drives, thumb drives, or pen drives, they have become an invaluable tool for storing and transporting data. No more clumsy floppy disks prone to failure. USB flash drives have made them obsolete. USB flash drives are NAND-type flash memory data storage devices that connect to a computer through a USB interface. Flash drives are small and light, plus they plug and unplug from the computer easily. Most importantly, they can be written to thousands, if not millions, of times. Early USB Flash Drives NAND flash...

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How to Format USB Flash Drive

If you want to format your USB flash drive or flash memory card, you can follow these steps: Plug your USB flash drive or memory card into the USB slot of your computer. Normally your system should find it as a removable disk drive automatically. Open "My Computer" and right click the removable disk drive you have just inserted. Click "Format" on the menu that pops up. A dialogue box named "Format Removable Disk" should appear. Select "FAT 32" under the File System and make sure Quick Format is not selected. (If you are not sure, just leave all the...

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