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Idontwantspam

USB _________ (fill in the blank)

USB devices  

91 members have voted

  1. 1. What do you call them?

    • (USB) Flash drive
      47
    • (USB) Pen drive
      11
    • USB-key
      10
    • (USB) flash key
      2
    • Something else (specify)
      21


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prx984    0
I call it a memory key, just because, well, it's memory and it goes on my keychain :P

so what so you call a solid state drive? same stuff... its a memory drive?

I'm quite irritated in the tone that you use to talk to people on this forum with. You may have a bit of experience with hardware, but that doesn't give you the right to talk down to people. I have read a lot of your posts, and each post I see by you, is very rude.

And to answer your annoying response to what I said, no. It vastly depends on what it is, if its a solid state memory card (ie, CF, SD, XD, Smart Media) it is considered a memory card. If it has a USB connection on it, its memory key. If it's and external Hard drive, its a hard drive.

That answer your question?

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ripken204    0

let me just apologize. i may come off that way alot of time but it has nothing at all to do with you. whenever i get in an argument i tend to be rude with knowing it.

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ripken204    0
Hmmm, "Usb flash drive" appears to be the most "correct" one,

but there are of course exceptions, I guess these:

Pen Drive

USB key

Thumb Drive

USB Stick

can be called differently with no risk of misunderstandings.

:lol:

jaclaz

well see to me a key opens things.. so i just dont understand usb key at all.

not quite sure where pen drive came from. does anyone have one that is connected to a pen?

ive heard lots of ppl use thumb drive tho

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jaclaz    942

@ripken204

If you click on the links on my original post, you might be able to understand the idea behind it.

;)

jaclaz

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ripken204    0

oh, well i guess that would makes sense.. but the funny thing about those car keys, if your cell phone goes off next to it, the key on the flash drive can get messed up and it wont start the car :P

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Hmmm, "Usb flash drive" appears to be the most "correct" one,

but there are of course exceptions, I guess these:

Pen Drive

USB key

Thumb Drive

USB Stick

can be called differently with no risk of misunderstandings.

:lol:

jaclaz

Welllllll.... I guess those are very literal interpretations of the names. Very good work finding those. :thumbup:lol:

Here, we call it USB Drive (short for USB Flash Drive).

I've heard that before, but I still think USB drive isn't specific enough; as I stated earlier, there are many kinds of USB Drives. None the less, if someone just blurted out "where's my USB drive," I would think flash drive, not a hard drive with a USB connector or something like that.

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It appears that so far, (USB) Flash Drive has won.

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ripken204    0

im with you Idontwantspam. a usb drive could be almost anything. you could even call a usb floppy drive a usb drive... completely different things tho.

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jaclaz    942
Welllllll.... I guess those are very literal interpretations of the names. Very good work finding those. :thumbup:lol:

Yep, the "Thumb Drive" really cracks me up.... I wish I had one of those. :)

jaclaz

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