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USB 2.0 vs USB 3.0 Speed Test Results

Moving at the speed of light

Last week, we introduced you to the Sonic USB 3.0 flash drive from PremiumUSB. Today we’re going to do a speed test comparison between the Sonic USB 3.0 and a USB 2.0 drive and see what kind of performanc ... Read More

Who Invented the Flash Drive? Part 3

Who invented the flash drive. Part 3.

The question of who invented the flash drive has a murky answer. It's clouded by a confusing timeline and patents that span nearly every continent.  In an effort to sort out some of these u ... Read More

Who Invented the USB Flash Drive? Part 2

Who invented the flash drive. Part 2.

What's in a name?  A lot, apparently, since it sparked a bit of controversy over who invented the first USB flash drive. Patents, product specs, and market debuts don’t make it any ea ... Read More

Who Invented the USB Flash Drive Part 1

Circuit Diagram

History lessons tend to give us straightforward answers when it comes to who invented what.  Thomas Edison gets credit for the light bulb, Alexander Graham Bell, the telephone and the creation of cornflakes is tha ... Read More

Keeping a USB Flash Drive Plugged In: Is It Ok?

Plugged in USB drive

Our USB flash drives are a constant companion through the daily work grind as well as for our personal multimedia needs. They feel like an integral part of our desktops and laptops. Because we place so much value on ... Read More

USB Flash Drive Versus SSD: Revealing the Differences

USB Flash Drive VS SSD

When solid state drives and USB flash drives are both known for using NAND flash memory, it’s easy to blur their differences. So while they essentially come from the same family, there are three distinct factors ... Read More

What Does “Please Insert a Disk Into Drive” Mean?

Man staring at computer screen in confusion

It’s one simple message but it can have several meanings: “Please insert a disk into Removable Disk.” The problem is you’ve already plugged your flash drive into the USB po ... Read More

How-To: USB Flash Drive Care Tips

USB Flash Drive Care Tips

If you own a USB flash drive, chances are that you have used-and-abused it without even knowing. While they can surprisingly survive elements like extreme temperature or physical impact, these conditions will do ... Read More

What’s in a Name? USB Flash Drive Synonyms

Whats in a name?

While many consumer technology products are instantly recognized by their names, the USB flash drive has always had a bit of an identity crisis.  The name USB flash drive may be the most universal term f ... Read More

Benefits of Formatting USB Flash Drive

Benefits of Formatting USB Flash Drives

When you buy a custom USB flash drive, the possibility of formatting will likely never cross the average user’s mind. All you want to worry about is plugging it into a USB port and ... Read More