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Flash Drive Definition Basics

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Flash drive users vary widely, from casual computer users to professionals performing highly technical work with industrial applications. They provide a high-capacity, portable storage solution that’s ideal for a variety of uses. Despite the popularity of these storage devices, many people are unaware of the exact flash drive definition, even if they use this type of device on a regular basis. What exactly is a flash drive? Here is what you need to know.

 

Flash Drive Definition

A flash drive is a small and portable storage device that connects to computers and other devices using a USB Type-A plug that is built onto the drive. The way flash drives work is similar to solid-state drives, or SSDs, and some people refer to them as SSDs. However, SSDs are typically not portable.

 

Flash drives differ from hard disk drives and optical drives because they do not have any moving parts. The lack of moving parts prevents some of the errors that might occur in a hard disk drive if it was carried from location to location.

 

Flash Drive Uses

Flash drives are very simple to use. They are plugged into the USB port of the host device, which causes an alert to show on the screen that a flash drive is in place. This alert allows you to access the content of the drive and open the files as needed. You can save some or all of the files on the flash drive onto the host system to be used there. Many people use flash drives to transfer data from one system to another in this way.

 

Flash Drive Options

When it comes to capacities and other flash drive options, there is an enormous range available. The right flash drive for your application will depend on its necessary functions and its operating environment. For applications that have critical data storage needs or that operate in extreme conditions, an industrial flash drive is the appropriate choice.

 

Delkin offers industrial grade flash drives with capacities ranging from 128MB to 32GB and a number of customization options. Discuss your storage needs with our product team today to see what flash drive is right for you.

 

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