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Helpful Tips For Using USB Flash Drives

Even for people who don’t consider themselves tech-savvy, USB flash drives are dynamic devices that can be very useful. On top of that, since the Cloud isn’t accessible without an internet connection, more people use them than you may think because their storage capacities are enormous and they have powerful capabilities to securely manage data.

For example, a friend of mine received a USB flash drive from his company earlier this year to update and transfer data from an old system to a new one they purchased. When he completed the task, he deleted the data on the USB flash drive and put it in his desk thinking he might use it again someday. Well, that day came recently when he decided to give his fiancee a playlist of Christmas music. She loves Christmas music and he thought it would mean more to her if he gave her an actual device rather than creating a playlist online and then sending her the file so she could play it on her cell phone. He said the deciding factor was that the speakers aren’t as good in her cell phone and plugging the USB flash drive into her desktop or laptop would give her more flexibility.

With uses like that in mind, here are helpful tips for people who use USB flash drives.

Helpful tips for using USB flash drives

  • Put a cap on when they are not being used. For protection, USB flash drives usually come with caps to prevent debris from getting in them and to keep them clean. A good rule of thumb is to use a cap at all times when a USB flash drive is not connected to a USB port.
  • Do your best not to drop them. While this tip is clearly obvious, dropping a USB flash drive can cause physical damage and/or corrupt data.
  • Remove USB flash drives carefully at the right times. They should never be disconnected when data is still being accessed and/or transferred. If they are, data will be lost and drive degradation will be accelerated.
  • They should never be defragmented. Defragmentation can improve the performance of a hard drive, but it is useless and completely unnecessary on USB flash drives.
  • Avoid causing a spark when connecting and disconnecting them. Since a spark can fry both the computer hardware and the USB flash drive while causing irreversible damage and data loss, USB flash drives should always be connected and disconnected carefully.

MediaFast offers the best USB flash drives

At MediaFast, quality and customer satisfaction are always our highest priorities. To ensure we provide those, we only use brand new, Grade A components in all of the products we sell. We also keep our prices affordable.

From what we know, we are the only company in our industry to include a full warranty on all of the video marketing products we offer. If something is defective or malfunctions in a device purchased from us, we will fix or replace it right away unless the problem was caused by normal wear and tear or if evidence shows the product was not sensibly cared for or was mistreated.

Regarding USB flash drives, it is always important to point out that despite cloud-based storage options, USB flash drives are still necessary for some procedures and operations, especially when an internet connection isn’t available. Not only do they increase privacy, but they also provide valuable security and marketing benefits that can’t always be attained easily with other options.

To learn more about USB flash drives or any of the other marketing products we offer, contact us today.

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