Every computer user has a USB memory that he must have with him. These memories, being small in size and being able to carry thousands of data with you, and being able to access this data at any time, are among the most preferred reasons.
Although it seems simple, it is necessary to pay attention to certain points while buying these products. It is not enough just to examine the memory capacity and speed. It is also necessary to pay attention to the brand and design of the USB memory.
With the developing technology, cloud storage areas are now used. But if you’re not using these storage spaces, all you have to do is USB sticks. If you need to back up your files constantly or if you move files between home and work, you will need a USB stick. There are USB sticks up to 1 TB in capacity in the market. Of course, the price is as high as the size.
If you are going to carry your business data (such as files, documents, photos) there are 1-8 GB of USB sticks. If you think that such files will take up more space, you should look at higher capacity models.
2. Read-Write Speed
When purchasing USB memory, data read-write speeds are an important consideration. No matter how large, the writing speed is slow, you can look forward to the time spent copying files.
Writing speed comes to the fore when copying files to your USB memory and reading speed when we read data from memory. Both are important and need attention. There are two interface technologies: USB 2.0 and 3.0. However, no matter which one you prefer, the point to remember is that each model has different reading and writing speeds. For this reason, be sure to pay attention to the reading and writing speeds.
USB 2.0 and USB 3.0
USB sticks use two different interface technologies. We used USB 2.0 technology for a long time, then we switched to USB 3.0 technology. USB 2.0 memory drives have 15-21 MB / s read speed, 5-9 MB / s write speed, while USB 3.0 technology has reached 240 MB / s read and 160 MB / s write speeds. It is also necessary to know If your computer supports USB 2.0, it makes no sense to use a USB 3.0 supported USB stick. It will still work at USB 2.0 speed. If you are going to buy a USB memory, you should choose those with USB 3.0 technology, there is not a huge price difference between USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 technology.
Apart from speed, interface and capacity, security is another factor you should be aware of. Some USB sticks have features such as password protection and write protection. With these types of USB sticks, you can protect your files. Some USB memory brands also have an online backup feature, you can secure your data in cases of loss or theft.
4. Quick Access
Apart from storing your USB memory, you can obtain portable versions of applications and create a kit from software. You can also speed up your USB memory with your Windows operating system. If the memory supports Ready Boost technology, you can speed up Windows. For this you need to do; Plug your USB memory into the computer and click on “Speed up my system” in the auto-use box. Click the “Use this device” option on the next screen, on the Ready Boost tab, and specify how much space you want to use and after clicking the OK button, your process is complete.