USB pen drives are certainly one of the wonders of today’s modern world. Some years ago man was fascinated to have a floppy disk which had a little more than 2MB storage space. Now with the introduction and dominance of USB pen drives, floppy drives are almost obsolete. These drives come in various shapes and sizes and are pretty stylish to look at. But more than anything, what matters most is the amount of storage space they offer. USB drives can have a capacity of 2GB, 4GB, 8GB and so on. The most capacity offered by USB drive is 256GB till now. However, in spite of their amazingly large storage space, they still are much smaller than most of their storage counterparts. This is primarily the reason of the USB drive’s success.
They are little thicker than a ball point pen and almost the size of a match box. They are very convenient to use and handle anywhere and everywhere. You can carry them in your pockets or even hang them around your neck. The male connector has a cap which protects it from dust and improves its longevity. USB drives have a wide variety of uses when it comes to data storage. You can copy movies, photos, videos, mp3 and many more things from your PC and dump them on to your USB drive. This drive can then be carried anywhere without anyone noticing. The copied stuff can then be dumped back on the desired medium. Another advantage is that you don’t require any additional drivers for it to either connect or function. It’s a plug and play device and hence there are less hassles and more convenience.
Such kind of easy data transfer can be put to good use in offices for presentations, while studying at any level for academics. Its useful for doctors and physicians to study and research videos. USB drive interface is also used by services to provide Internet connection. So overall, these easy to use, convenient and hugely helpful drives are here to stay for long and they just keep improving every year in terms of storage capacity and even style.