Pen Drives – Useful for all kinds of filing

Pen Drive? Why do I need one?

Do you have a pen drive in your arsenal of computing equipment? If not, you should consider purchasing a few.

With the invention of cloud storage, one might think they do not need to invest in a pen drive. The uses for pen drives may even seem outdated, much as the compact disk, laser disk, and floppy disk (which were only somewhat floppy). Do you have a pen drive in your arsenal of computing equipment? If not, you should consider purchasing a few pen drives.

What to store on your drive

If you only have one flash drive, and you’re using in conjunction your own personal computer then you should consider creating a restore file for your computer on your drive. You  might also consider placing photos of your important documents on the drive. If you can do this with encryption, then you will save yourself the stress that might come from storing your files online.

Don’t misunderstand me, cloud services are great, but they are about as good at giving you peace of mind as the thought of ENRON taking care of your investment money. Clouds like everything else are temporary and in a digital world it is easy for things to just disappear. For this reason storing important code, files, photos and drivers for your computer is a good idea.

If you’re interested in what kinds of pen drives are out on the market today, you’ll find that many of these new drives hold more files than the hard drive of one computer (Kingston’s latest drive holds up to 512 GB). The new 3.0 flash connections allow your data to transfer at almost the same speed as your integrated memory on your hard drive. Some companies are clocking their transfer speed at 190 MB/s. Here are some cool designs of pen drives in a video from YouTube:

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