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USB Flash Drives Are a Handy Way to Back Up and Transport Your Data
Today’s laptop and desktop computers all come equipped with USB ports, so the ubiquitous USB flash drive has become one of the simplest and quickest ways to easily transfer or copy data. Also known as USB sticks, pen drives, or thumb drives, these handy little storage devices are easy to use and small enough to take anywhere. Just insert a pen drive into your laptop or desktop’s USB port and within seconds your computer will recognize it, allowing you to drag over whatever files you want to store.
USB thumb drive capacities have been growing so now you can even get flash drives with 128GB of memory – that’s more than some computers’ hard drives! Some useful features you can look for are security passcodes, which safeguard your valuable data behind a password, and backup systems that automatically back up your files. Some pen drives have indicators on the outside so you can tell how much space is remaining with a glance.
If you want to future-proof your flash drive, look for models with USB 3.0 compatibility. This new standard can allow for data transfer speeds up to 10x faster than USB 2.0, while still being compatible with any USB 2.0 ports or devices.
Check out Future Shop’s wide selection of USB drives from all the top manufacturers to find the one that’s perfect for you.
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