You can then copy all the data that you need to transfer onto the flash drive, in pretty much the same way that you would normally copy data from one folder to another. Once you're done with the data transfer, you simply need to click on the respective taskbar icon which subsequently shuts off the flash drive.
What is their Application?
When USB flash drives first appeared in the market, their storage capacities were in the range of 128MB to 512MB. Today, their minimum storage capacity happens to be 2GB whereas the maximum can be anything between 8GB or even 16GB. Portable external USB hard drives have storage capacities ranging from 40GB to a whopping 2,000GB.
Today there exist numerous applications of these portable storage devices. Almost all of our modern-day gadgets make use of this technology in some way or another. For example the memory cards, iPods, MP3 players, PDA's, external hard drives, etc., are devices that act as USB storages, which can connect to the computer using this protocol standard.
What are their Drawbacks?
Despite creating a revolution in the field of data transfer and storage, these devices do have certain drawbacks.
- They can be easily hidden or concealed. Therefore, they do pose a security threat in case of confidential data
- They can act as virus carriers