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USB Flash Drive

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Definition: USB flash drives are compact file storage devices to save your information externally. Flash drives are about the size of a disposable lighter and can be conveniently worn around your neck or attached to your keychain.

The end of the flash drive is inserted into the USB port on the computer. Once attached to the computer, they operate in much the same way as floppy drives, but have capacities currently in the range of up to 2 gigabytes.

Also Known As: USB memory stick, jump drive
Examples:
Mary transferred her PowerPoint presentation file from her computer hard drive to the USB flash drive so that she could take the file home to work on that evening.

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