Information about USB memory sticks

USB memory sticks consist of flash memory, data storage device integrated with a USB (Universal Serial Bus) interface. These devices are mainly small in size so they are easy to carry around with you. They are much smaller than floppy disks, which  was the thing we  use to use back in the days to save data, and the data storage on memory sticks is far much greater than the floppy disks, data storage is up to 256GB which is a lot of storage especially for a small device like that.
USB memory sticks are often used for the same purpose as floppy disks or CD disks. They are much faster, have thousands of times more capacity and are more durable and reliable. Until around 2005 desktops and laptops use to come with floppy disk drives, but these devices were abandoned due to the favor of USB ports. So instead of using floppy disks to save data which was up to only 1.44MB and was very small
storage space, you can use a USB memory stick instead which at the time only held up to 256MB, which is still much bigger space than 1.44MB.

USB memory sticks are supported by most modern operating systems and you do not need to install any special software to use them, unless the operating system is old. Windows 98 and below was not designed to use USB technology because it was not out at the time of the production.

When USB first came out the speed was not as fast as USB 2.0, which is today's standard speed, even though there is a faster speed now which is USB 3.0. This was supposed to come out in 2010 but a delay in the decision of this new technology to come out was put on hold due to compatibility issues. For you to use this new high speed device meant that you will have to buy compatible equipment to use it.

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