USB drive names

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USB drive names

All the following terms refer to flash memory-based USB drives. JumpDrive and ThumbDrive are brands from Lexar and Trek International, respectively, and Memory Stick is Sony's trade name for its digital camera memory cards. See U3, secure USB drive, USB and memory card.


   flash drive
   flash disk
   jump drive
   thumb drive
   pen drive

   flash stick
   jump stick
   thumb stick
   USB stick
   memory stick


   keychain drive
   key drive
   USB key
   memory key

A Keychain Flash Drive
This 2012 ad from Best Buy astutely covered all the bases for USB terminology.