Flash drives are a unique and convenient way to pass and store data between laptops or desktop computers. They have far more advantages to their older predecessor – the floppy disk. Promotional flash drives are compact, light, and can transfer gigabytes of information easily through a USB connection.
The first available flash drives were on the market in December 2000. As technology advanced, promotional flash drives were able to hold more data. Not only were their storage capacity increased, but the look of the promotional flash drive became somewhat of a novelty. Different colors, styles, and even shapes of common personal hobbies were created for flash drive designs.
Works Differently To Your Hard Drive
Although the term “drive” is used for memory sticks, the mechanism of the flash drive is not the same as the traditional hard drive. This ensures that the promotional flash drive is less fragile than the desktop storage devices. The flash drive contains a circuit board that is protected from the elements by a plastic case. The information written to the circuit board uses the same commands as the traditional hard drive, thus giving it the name “flash drive.” The memory sticks are pre-formatted with a FAT32 system allowing compatibility with almost any personal computer with a USB connection.
Promotional flash drives give the user the ability to save valuable information from any computer that has a USB connection. If you are on the go and need to bring a presentation, document, or other large project then a promotional memory stick is the perfect business option. Promotional flash drives are only a couple of inches long and weigh practically nothing. The compact storage device can fit into any purse, pocket, or briefcase.
A promotional flash drive can even be used for emergency reasons. Most computers allow booting from a flash drive. Keeping an available operating system and bootable files on a promotional flash stick can save you from having a useless laptop or home computer. Simply plug in the flash drive, configure your computer to boot from USB, and you can save valuable files that would otherwise be lost.
Most importantly, however, is the use of the promotional flash drive to backup important files and information. As most people know, it’s not if your hard drive will crash, it’s when will your hard drive crash. Be prepared, and use a promotional memory stick to save information. In the event that a hard drive crashes, you will have all your important documents and software saved. This simple procedure can save you time and money in the long run.
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