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flash drive

A storage device comprised of flash memory chips. Although the solid state drives that are slowly but surely replacing hard drives, use flash memory, the term generally refers to lower-capacity USB drives. See USB drive and flash memory.
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The ability to make perfect copies of up to 22 flash drives at once saves a lot of time and stress, especially when you re traveling on business.
Upon inserting the EncryptStick flash drive into the computer USB port and entering a personal password, users can create an unlimited number of data vaults (folders containing sensitive files) on the flash drive itself, as well as any host computer, removable hard drive or writeable media.
You can run programs off the flash drive, bringing in your own Web browser or office suite to work or to an Internet cafe.
Flash drives are hardier than floppy disks, hard drives, and rewritable CD and DVD discs, better able to withstand scratches, dust, drops, and spills.
It can be sent electronically via email or it can be stored on a portable memory device such as a USB flash drive.
Because of the architecture of the AES encryption engine, data moving back and forth between the computer and the flash drive is always encrypted and the encryption/decryption of the data is performed on the host system.
0 Flash Drives will be available for purchase, and 16GB flash drive will be $29.
The compact flash drive is encased in a rubberised shell, fits into the smallest of USB slots and can be removed quickly from its case, Imation claims.
By entering into another emerging market -- the portable flash drive market -- Cypress extends its leadership in USB," said Jeff Chang, product marketing manager for Cypress's Personal Communications Division.
For any organization looking to securely transport or back-up sensitive data, LOK-IT provides a new USB flash drive option not dependent on software authentication that can be easily hacked," said George Wolf, president of Systematic Development Group.