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What is a USB Flash Drive?

A USB flash drive is like a mini portable hard drive, letting you store and transport computer data. They hold incredibly large amounts of information for their size and can be kept safe on a neck strap (lanyard) or key ring. . Using usb flash drives as promotional items is a great way to promote your company . We can print your logo on our standard drives or you can create a custom shape exclusively for your company.

How do I use a USB Flash Drive?

A USB flash drive plugs into the USB port of your computer. You can transfer files from your hard drive to your USB flash drive. To transfer files onto your USB flash drive simply drag & drop the information you want to store in the screen provided.

Will my USB Flash Drive work with any computer?

Yes providing the operating system is.
Windows 2000 or above (PC)
OS9 or above(Mac).

How much data will a USB Flash Drive hold?

USB flash drives are available in many sizes. They range from 32MB to 8GB. Business Card CD supply 32mb, 64mb, 128mb, 256mb, 512mb, 1gb, 2gb and 4 gb on selected drives.

How much do USB Flash Drives cost?

Prices vary greatly, based on the manufacturer and the size of the drive. Please phone for current prices for purchasing usb flash drives in bulk.

Will USB flash drives work on Linux OS.

Most USB flash drives use mass storage class drivers that are supported in newer versions of the Linux operating system. Please check your system configuration for support of mass storage class drivers.

How do I avoid spreading viruses?

To avoid loading viruses onto your drive always scan the files prior to loading the information. Imagine how unpopular you would be, it is always worth checking.

Where can I find a driver for an older operating system?

We can supply you information for obtaining drivers for Windows 98 & OS 8.6

Can I use a USB flash drive to back up files?

Yes. It is good practise to back-up any information on more than one form of media. USB is a great tool for backing up files quickly & efficiently.

Is my USB flash drive bootable?

There are three elements to make a USB flash drive bootable on a system:
The host system must support booting from a USB flash drive.
The USB flash drive must support booting in general.
The USB flash drive must contain boot/system files.

Can I remove a USB flash drive when the computer is on?

Yes. USB drives can be inserted & removed whilst the computer is on. They are hot swappable.

Can I store and transfer music files with my USB flash drive?

You can store anything on your business card cd USB flash drive