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USB flash drives are yet another form of storage drive available today. These little guys have been taking over where CDs and floppy disks dominated before them. They have many names. Some people call them pen drives, yet others refer to them as thumb drives. Regardless of what they are called, they serve the same purpose.
The USB portable hard drive can fit on your keychain or in your pocket. They currently range in capacity from 128MB to 16GB. You can store any type of file on there and carry it around wherever you go. Stop into the library, pop the drives into a USB port and access your files.
The simplicity of the drag-and-drop process make sit easy to transfer data to and from these handy little devices. Most will also have security features on them as well, such as password protection software. So if you lose yours somewhere, you do not have to worry about other people accessing personal information.
USB flash drives have become so popular and convenient that you will see them in the hands of businessmen and students alike. It is like carrying a hard drive around in your pocket.