How to Correct Use and Protect the Usb Flash Drive
Usb Flash Drive, also known as Usb Flash Disk, it is a kind of miniature high-capacity mobile storage products using USB interface without physical drives, connect with computer by USB interface, plug and play. Because of convenient and easy to carrying, large storage capacity, the price is cheap, reliable performance, small volume, light weight, USB flash drive is widely used, and deeply loved by people.
With the development of science and technology, and people demand increases, the Usb flash drive storage capacity is more and more big, generally has a capacity of 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, etc, the biggest can reach 1TB, and even bigger. So we prefer to keep the files like photo,music,video,office documents,e-mail,notes,as well as some vital documents and more inside it. Next, follow us to know more about How to Correct Use and Protect the Usb flash drive, in order to avoid data loss due to Usb flash drivee damage or incorrect use.
Data loss in USB flash drive
Common causes and symptoms of USB flash drive data loss:
1) Accidently format USB flash drive
2) Virus attack
3) Power surges & electro-static discharge
4) Not properly removing the USB flash drive from a computer
5) Usb flash drivee damage
Correct Use and Protect the Usb Flash Drive
USB flash drive has USB interface, is a USB device. If the operating system is Windows xp/Vista/Win7 / Linux/PrayayaQ3 or Apple system, will USB flash drive directly into the chassis front panel or on the back of the USB interface, the system will automatically identify. If your system is Windows 98, you need to install usb driver to use. The drive can copy from the accompanying CD or download from the manufacturer's website.
In the first use of USB flash drive on a computer (when you insert USB flash drive to USB interface) system will be issued a prompt sound, then report show "found new hardware". Hold on, you will be prompted: "new hardware has been installed and can be used". (and sometimes may need to restart), open "my computer" at this moment, you can see a hard drive icon, the name generally is the brand name of USB flash drive, such as KINGSTON, SAMSUNG, TOSHIBA. After this step, plug in directly if use later, then you can open "my computer" to find the removable disk, note at this time, at the right side of task bar, there will be a small icon that looks like a gray things beside has a green arrow, is safe to delete the USB hardware devices. (USB flash drive is one of the USB device), then, you can operation file, save, delete files on the USB flash drive as normal, or to send the documents directly to the USB drive via the right click. Attention, after using must to close all Windows about USB flash drive, use left double-click on the lower right corner safely remove USB hardware icon before pull out USB flash drive, then select "Stop" and then left click "OK". When prompted on the bottom right hand corner: "USB device can now be safely removed from the system", will USB flash drive unplug from the chassis, or directly click on the icon, directly click on the "safely remove USB device", and then wait after prompted the USB flash drive can be plucked from the chassis.
Note: Install the driver correctly
At least Win98 second edition version (Win98SE), no driver also can be normal use. But there are some usb flash drive with startup, encryption, and other functions, so in any version of Windows may need to install the driver, otherwise will not be able to normal use, then you need to install a different driver in different conditions. Specific situation, you can refer to the user manual of USB flash drive.
Unfortunately, if you have lost data on your USB flash drive, or if you want to learn more about how to restore the lost data from USB flash drive on computer, please Click the following link to read more: How to Recover Data from USB Flash Drive