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How To Use a 2.0 Usb Memory Card on a Hard Drive


A hard drive is a device for storing and retrieving digital information from the rotating disc, coated with magnetic material and read from it. On the other hand, a USB memory card is also a data storage device that is typically smaller than a hard drive. It is removable and rewritable. As of the first quarter of 2012, there were steady improvements in size and price per capacity expected for the usb memory card. At present, there are hard drive usb 2.0 GB to 256 GB available in the market ready for use.

Here are 5 functions on the hard drive usb 2.0 usage:

Step 1

Secure storage of document and software files. The security of information remains the utmost importance of the various hard drive usb 2.0 available in the market. The need to increase the security for data leads to the use of encryption. In some cases a secure USB drive may use a hard drive usb 2.0 based encryption mechanism instead of software. It enjoys the support of Microsoft in Windows Vista (Vista Service Pack 2) and Windows 7.

Step 2

Data transport. The most common use on hard drive usb 2.0 is to transport and store document files such as pictures and videos. Plug and play drive functionality on a hard drive usb 2.0 containing media files in a variety of formats, offers system compatibility which features large storage data options yet maintains its portability.

Step 3

Application carriers. A hard drive usb 2.0 is used to carry applications that run immediately without requiring installation. At present, there are many standalone freeware applications available and to run without storing anything on the host computer’s driven.

Step 4

Booting operating systems. As the technology of hard drive usb 2.0 to 256 GB memory card evolves, leading to favorable response from current computer system. Thus, it permits booting an operating system from a USB drive. Several hard drive usb 2.0 manufacturers are now offering warranties of 5 years or more and with the growth of its storage capacity, the USB memory card can now be considered equivalent to a magnetic disk that would normally have been required by most operating system (e.g. Linux, Windows, Windows To Go – Live USB).

Step 5

ReadyBoost. A hard drive usb 2.0 can be used to speed up your computer by using storage space on most USB memory cards. When you plug a hard drive usb 2.0 memory card ready boost-compatible storage device into your computer, the autoplay dialog box offers you the option to speed up your computer using ReadyBoost. You can choose how much memory on the device to use in case you have large storage space available. By setting it with ReadyBoost, Windows recommend the allowable space to use for optimal performance.


It requires at least 1 gigabytes of available space and if it does not meet the requirement, a message will be prompt on the screen to free some space on the device if you want to use it in speeding up your system.

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This quick guide can help all newbie out there to have basic USB functionality knowledge and these tips also work for intermediate consumers.

By Seth Evan, published at 03/10/2012
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