USB drives are known by various names including…flash drives, thumb drives, jump drives, etc. No matter what you call it, the USB drive has become a popular means of storage due to its portability, versatility, compatibility, and convenience.
A brief history…
Believe it or not, USB drives have been on the market for almost 20 years. Unlike a regular hard drive, a USB drive uses an SSD (Solid State Drive) for storage. The use of a
Before the invention of the USB drive, it was very difficult to transfer files between computers. Other options such as external hard drives, Zip drives, and CDs were often cost-prohibitive. And sometimes a computer was not compatible with these options. The USB drive offered a standardized, compact, and portable format that was intuitive to users.
The USB industry has morphed beyond just providing a convenient means of storage.
One of the biggest trends with USB drives has been custom shapes. PSI has the capability to make a USB drive into any 3-dimensional shape that you can imagine.
Even stock USB drives are available in a myriad of capacities, styles, and colors. During the manufacturing process, drives are printed with your logo and loaded with your data (video, audio, pdf files, etc.).
Here are a few of the countless ways that a USB drive can be utilized…
- Promotional, Marketing and Trade-show giveaways
- Storing and transferring larger files
- Backing up sensitive data (medical and financial industry)
- Portable Apps: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/portable-software-usb/
- External storage for smartphones and tablets
All of this has cemented USB drives as a go-to tool, even in today’s digital world.
To learn more about custom USB drives or other marketing tools, contact a PSI representative!