USB MEMORY KEY – What is it and where to get it


USB MEMORY KEY – What is it and where to get it


The USB Memory Key is just different terminology for a flash drive,  usb stick or memory stick.

Via media and my posts I have been asked what a USB memory Key is? It appears some of you are confused as to what it is and where it comes from.

What it is, is an information storage device that has an inbuilt flash memory  that incorporates a USB style interface. There are different transfer speed usb connections and I explain the differences on my post here – https://usbonlineforyou.com/buy-usb-sticks-online.

I guess they could be named memory key because they are the key to  transporting data from one device to another? I know – I know, that’s a stretch but they also come in the shape of keys, also not necessarily but deliberately shaped that way by  product manufacturers.

I delve in-depth  into  USB ports, transfer speeds and what to expect from a USB Memory Key or ‘stick’ in the highlighted post in the previous paragraph.

Memory keys have onboard memory that houses the data in order to transfer from one device to another, thereby unlocking (hence Key?) the art of personal transfer.

Of course these devices are becoming so much more and I discuss more in depth here – https://usbonlineforyou.com/personalised-usb-sticks, I also discuss USB verses ‘the cloud’ in that discussion.

To sum up, a USB Memory Key is just alternate terminology for flash drives, USB sticks USB drives,  thumb drives, pen drives, jump drives or USB memory, probably many more that I have not considered.  As time goes by these drives will end up as a common 1 or 2 names, because they are a relatively new technology everyone is branding them with their own spin in the name, but this will settle down over time.

Bookmark this page and keep coming back to see what is happening in the world of USB sticks, or leave a comment – I would love to hear what you have to say.

Wishing you Life’s Best

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