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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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USB, USB stick, or USB little key (word-to-word translation). Sometimes I just call it the "thingy".

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Does it really matter what you want to call it? You could call it a popcicle if you want, but when you go to buy one, you'd better know what the manufacturer and the dealer calls it, or you may not get what you want.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_tlc.asp?CatId=379&SRCCODE=WEBGOOFLASH&cm_mmc_o=mH4CjC7BBTkwCjCECjCE

Apparently, "Memory Stick" is what they call those little flat dohickies that you plug into your digital camera.

I see them all the time in the stores, on the sales racks, and every one of them has "Flash Drive" plainly printed on the package.

So is there really any argument about what to call them? I'd think NOT!

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I agree "USB flash drive" is probably the best option.

But I think "USB pen drive", or even just "pendrive" has become vernacular already. My 2 ¢ only, of course.

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I ussually call the small USB mass storage device a thumb drive. Any hard drives that plug into a USB port is a USB hard drive.

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