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USB 3.0 vs. USB 3.1: A Quick Guide

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It’s easy to forget that USB 3.0 is already almost a decade old. Innovative technical goodies are great for the consumer, but they can often get confusing. Let’s break them down. ... Read More

How Long Does Storage Media Last? An Infographic

The Lifespan of Storage Media?

How long will your discs, records, tapes, and drives last? We've crunched the numbers to see how long your media should last under regular usage. The life cycle of media formats - from the factory floor to you ... Read More

How Long Can USB Drives Last?

How long can a usb last?

It’s one of the most frequently asked questions we get at Premium USB: “How long can USB drives last?” USB drives are dur ... Read More

Everything You Need To Know About USB-C

Everything You Need To Know About USB-C

USB-C is the new kid on the block, the latest advancement in USB technology. It's more than just a mere upgrade to the USB cables and chargers you've used in the past: it's a major gamechanger for electr ... Read More

Why Isn't My Computer Recognizing My USB? - A Troubleshooting Guide

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It's a rare problem, but it could happen to you: You plug your USB drive into your computer, and nothing happens. You know the drive is good, but for som ... Read More

Why Does My USB Drive Say It’s Full When It’s Not?

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USB flash devices are normally very reliable devices, but they can occasionally have problems. Sometimes it’s an issue with the USB ... Read More

Can it Be Fixed? Broken Flash Drive Data Recovery

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Let’s face it; we can be pretty rough with our stuff.  Thanks to their portability, custom USB flash drives are among the many victims of everyday wear and tear.  They can with ... Read More

What’s Inside A USB Drive?

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Have you ever wondered what’s inside a USB? You may not have the means or the time to crack open a flash drive and see what’s inside, but we do. We’ve taken apart our fair share of flash drives and seen what makes ... Read More

How to Create a Portable USB MP3 Player

How to create a portable USB MP3 player

MP3 players have proven to be extremely handy and portable! With massive data storage capacity, they have enabled us to carry around our favorite music for years. It is not surprising to see more ... Read More

Why Do USB Ports Stop Working?

When a USB device is not recognized,  a variety of factors could be at fault. It could be that you have a damaged USB device, or it could mean that there’s a problem with your Read More