The flash drive is a simple data storage device comprised of flash memory and a connector that accesses the USB port of a desktop, notebook, or printer. With no moving parts, it is a durable storage choice for people who must save or transport files quickly and easily. Some flash drives offer up to 100,000 write/erase cycles and have an expected shelf storage life of at least a decade without access to a power supply.
Select a flash drive based on storage space, durability, portability, data security, and price. Large media files demand lots of capacity. If you carry your jump drive everywhere, consider a swivel drive that protects the USB connector from being crushed. If you back up files with your USB flash drive, write speeds are important, and read speeds will matter more if you access files regularly from your jump drive. If you have sensitive files to move or back up, consider encryption. The knowledgeable PC Connection staff can help you choose a flash drive that fits both your requirements and your budget.