The Basic Facts Of Pendrive 4gb

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Compared to other portable data storage devices such as floppy disks and CD discs, USB flash drives are the best and most convenient to be used. Up until late 2005, floppy disks were widely used, and they were replaced with other data storage devices since then. While it is indeed possible to share files between computers through wireless connection, some computers are not equipped with wireless cards which are mandatory for file transfer.

Floppy disks were first commercialized in the 1990s and qucikly gained popularity as file transfer method, but have become obsolete as a result of their storage capacity limitations. Today, all computers are manufactured with at least one USB port, and without a floppy drive. Nevertheless, floppy disks still find their application in old computers that are installed with old systems especially Windows 98, as these computers do not have integrated USB ports. There were several attempts to improve the standard floppy disks and market as Imation SuperDisk, but due to the fact that floppy disks are infamous for unreliability, the product was not released to the market.

Iomega zip drive was favoured by some customers, but it was not popular enough to be fully integrated with computers. Other than that, older drives are unable to process larger sized Zip files. As a result, portability was severely limited, unless an external drive is carried along everywhere. The cost per megabyte was fairly high (though admittedly cheaper than flash), with individual disks often priced at $10 USD or higher. As the storage medium material for both zip disks and floppy disks are the same, both devices encounter the problems of higher chance of failure and data loss. Larger removable storage media, like Iomega's Jaz drive, had even higher costs (both in drives and in media), and as such were never really feasible as a floppy alternative.

CD-R and CD-RW are swappable storage media alternatives. DVD and CD recorders were once popular and widely used in personal computer systems. CD-Rs are designed in such a way that they are non-rewriteable, while CD-RWs are rewriteable for up to 1000 times. Modern flash drives are rewrittable for up to a milltion times. Optical drives do not write at the same speed as flash drives. CDs have larger sizes than flash drives, hence more difficult to be transported and carried around. Rewriteable optical drives also lack a standard file system, which produce CDs that are not readable on every operating systems and computers. The upcoming Mount Rainier standard addresses this shortcoming in CD-RW media, but is still not supported by most DVD and CD recorders or major operating systems.

Pendrive 4GB come to the rescue as the best storage media due to their compactness, durability, capacity and data transfer speed. Also, traditional removable media cannot make incremental improvements due to the need for drive/disk compatibility, instead improving in infrequent but large steps. As all new computers have built in USB ports, flash drives are guaranteed to be compatible with computers, hence companies can focus on improving the properties of flash drives, such as larger capacity and higher speed. Also, flash drives do not have any mechanical parts, making them more durable. USB flash drives are popular among personal computer users due to the convenience and low price of flash drives.