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Flash Drives

A Universal Serial Bus (USB) pen drive is a hot pluggable device. This means that the device can be connected to the system while the system is switched on.

USB Flash Drive next to a small coin. (Graphic from Wikimedia commons uploaded by dori 2005)

The picture illustrates a USB Flash Drive next to a small coin.

The storage capacity of flash drives is continually increasing while the price is falling.

Typical sizes include:

  • 256MB
  • 512MB
  • 1GB
  • 2GB
  • 4GB
  • 8GB

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