Talk:Flash drive

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Key drive[edit]

Key drive says "Keydrives are also known as “pen drives”, “thumb drives”, “flash drives”, “USB keys”, “USB memory keys”, “USB sticks”, "jump drives", and many more names." Should we just redirect there? --Sketchee 21:30, Jun 3, 2005 (UTC)


Untitled[edit]

A comment about the read write speed of the flash drive in comparison to a traditional hard drive might be important. DrFunn 14:02, 27 February 2007 (UTC)


Changed "mobile computing in the enterprise and consumer electronics space" to "mobile computing", since "in the enterprise and consumer electronics space" is just a string of meaningless buzzwords.


There appears to be some debate about whether hybrid drives are compulsory for a laptop to bear the "Windows Premium capable" certification.

http://arstechnica.com/journals/microsoft.ars/2006/6/14/4328 http://www.engadget.com/2006/06/16/vista-premium-logo-requirements-no-hybrid-hdds-after-all/

I was unable to find the official word on the matter from Microsoft. Perhaps someone else knows? --Tim.huxley 7:30, 5th June, 2007 (AEST)

power consumption[edit]

For battery powered devices that use a flash drive for storage (mp3 players for instance), does power consumption vary by storage capacity at all, or is the power consumption the same no matter what the capacity? Charles (Kznf) 16:18, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

Typo (I think)[edit]

It says that Vista wants to 'increase' loading times. Shouldn't that be 'decrease' ?

"Examples"[edit]

These seem to be more product advertisements than examples. Mdz (talk) 21:44, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Agreed. These are product reviews and should be removed. The examples should lead to manufacturer links only without any commentary. Encyclopedias should NOT contain opinions. - Mark F

Confusion with Sold State Drives[edit]

This note in the article "As of 2006, limited quantities of consumer electronics (such as notebook PCs) have become available including flash drives in place of conventional hard drives[1]" seems to be confusing Flash "drives" with a Solid-state_drive. It may have been a change in terminology over the last two years, but this most likely should be removed, or amended to avoid confusion. Assuming no one replies back to this or makes the change in the next week or so, I'll do so. TrackZero (talk) 15:11, 1 May 2008 (UTC)


pt brazil[edit]

Some guys are deleted the article in pt br becaouse my article is the same as en. We both dont have reference. Can i propose for fast erase this article too?Mvdiogoce (talk) 16:30, 12 March 2015 (UTC)