USB flash drive is a data storage device that consists of memory with an integrated interface. It is a drive that has features such as rewrite, removable. It is minimal as compared to the disc drive. Flash drives are available in various sizes ranging from 2 GB to 256 GB. Individuals usually prefer them for storage, data transfer, and data backup. Sometimes the data on the flash drive wipes out without your knowledge. To restore the information, you can click for USB flash drive recovery option in properties.
Various uses of USB flash drive
The most important use of the USB flash drive is to transfer personal data from one system to other. It also stores data for future use.
Secure storage Data and other files
The privacy and safety of data is an essential requirement of the users. Some USB flash drives also provide the option of Encryption mechanism for securing crucial data from hackers.
Adopted by forensic experts and enforcement officers
The modern development of flash drives has been used as a carrier to carry forensic evidence extractor. It is an application developed by Microsoft. Forensics experts that use CD-Rom or other drivers are not able to store information in the same driver. It has become convenient for them to deal with this problem due to the use of flash drives.
Updating the system
The USB flash drive is also used for updating the firmware version of the computer system. The new firmware is store in FAT format. Then flash drive is connected to the system which is to be updated and unique image of firmware is replaced with the old firmware.
Booting the system
Systems can be quickly booted with the help of USB flash drives. It is done with the help of bootable flash drives, which is also known as Live USB.