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Different Types Of USB Storage

By Rizwan Ahmad - 20 February 2013 No Comments
Different Types of USB Storage
USB storage devices have truly become some of the most convenient forms of digital storage available in the world today.  Throughout the many decades of advancements that have occurred within the realm of technology, USB storage devices have truly proven to be some of the most effective devices ever to be created when it comes to the saving and transferring of data.

Years ago, you would literally have to carry your computer desktop around with you if you wanted a feasible way of taking that data with you.  However, in today’s world which is greatly influenced by the digital age, there are several different types of USB storage that you can take advantage of today.  What are those types?

External Hard Drives
The vast majority of external hard drives are able to connect to your computer directly through the USB ports on your desktop and laptop.  These external hard drives are exactly what their name states; they are computer hard drives that are able to function outside of the computer case as long as they are connected to a power source and through the USB port on your computer.

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These external hard drives are much more convenient than having to physically transport your computer desktop around with you just to be able to transfer data and come integrated with fast data transfer speeds so it will not take long for you to switch data from one drive to another.

USB Flash Drives
Expanding on the overall convenience of an external hard drive is the USB flash drive, otherwise known as a USB stick.  These custom USB flash drives are basically small hard drives that you can fit in the palm of your hand and even store in your back pocket.  Therefore, while they are able to match the storage capacity of even the highest quality external hard drive, they will win the battle of overall convenience time and time again because of the fact that they are extremely portable.

Another benefit about using USB flash drives is that, unlike with most external hard drives, you will never need a separate power cord and outlet in order to keep them powered up.  They receive all of the power that they need from your USB port and have extremely quick data-transfer speeds that make them the epitome of convenience, portability and overall data transferring efficiency.

Who knows what will come next that will be better than the USB sticks? However, until that miracle product is released, we will continue to enjoy all of the other USB storage devices that we currently have at our disposal.

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This article is contributed by Alan Dhillion and posted by Rizwan Ahmad Author and founder of, He is a tech blogger from India and he loves to share his thoughts by writing articles on this site to the different topics related to technology world,


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