ARCHIVED: What is a flash drive?

This content has been archived, and is no longer maintained by Indiana University. Information here may no longer be accurate, and links may no longer be available or reliable.

A flash drive is a small, portable data storage device that plugs into the USB port of a computer (or another USB-equipped device, such as an MP3 player). Depending on your operating system, you can typically move data to and from the flash drive just as you would any other storage medium (e.g., a hard drive or floppy disk). Flash drives are popular because they can hold a considerable amount of data and are fast, reliable, and portable.

For more information on flash drives, see Wikipedia's USB Flash Drive.

This is document aqhj in the Knowledge Base.
Last modified on 2018-01-18 14:17:27.

Contact us

For help or to comment, email the UITS Support Center.