What’s Inside A USB Drive?

By · Friday, January 13th, 2017 · No Comments »

Have you ever wondered what’s inside a USB? Have you ever been baffled at how this compact piece of technology, small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, can hold so much information? You may not have the means or the time to crack open a flash drive and see what’s inside, but we do. We’ve taken apart our fair share of flash drives and seen what makes them tick.
Read on as we break down what’s inside a USB drive.

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Why Do USB Ports Stop Working?

By · Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 · No Comments »

When a USB device is not recognized,  a variety of factors could be at fault. It could be that you have a damaged USB device, or it could mean that there’s a problem with your USB ports. All sorts of things can cause your USB port to become non-responsive:

  • Physical damage to the port
  • Missing drivers
  • Computer has trouble detecting USB devices
  • The USB Selective Suspend feature is on

Don’t be alarmed if your ports aren’t working! In most cases, this is a problem that can be fixed easily. Before you pick up the phone and call the geek squad, try out a few of our troubleshooting tips for making “dead” USB ports come back to life.

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USB Drives for Smartphones and Tablets

By · Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 · No Comments »

These days people are using their smartphones and tablets to download and store data just as much as they do on their regular computers. Having USB drives that are mobile-friendly is essential to protecting your data. Smartphones and tablets can break, or get lost or stolen. Making a habit of backing up your mobile data on flash drives is a great way to protect yourself in case the worst happens.

Here’s where the tricky part comes in: most USB drives won’t work on your smartphone or tablet! While standard USB drives work great for desktop and laptop computers, they aren’t meant to work with mobile. If you’re wondering why that is, and what the solution to your mobile data storage problem can be, read on as we break down the connection between USB drives and smartphones & tablets.

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USB Vs. USB-C

By · Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 · No Comments »

You may have noticed that there’s a new USB type that’s been growing in popularity and availability lately. Over the last two years, USB Type-C has been spreading across the electronics industry. It’s become prominent enough that it’s become the connection type of choice for newer Android smartphones like the Google Pixel and the LG V20. It’s on track to become the industry standard for USB connections in the future.

If you’re not an expert on USB devices, it can be hard to understand why this is a big deal. You might think, “USB Type-A, USB Type-C: isn’t it just more of the same?” Not quite. While USB-C has a few things in common with its predecessors, it also features several innovations and technological enhancements that make it an exciting advancement in USB technology. Read on as Premium USB spells out the reasons why USB C is going to be the leader of the pack.

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What To Look For When Buying Custom USB Flash Drives

By · Friday, November 11th, 2016 · No Comments »

When it comes to getting your organization’s name out there, few things get the job done with as much flair and panache as customizable USB flash drives! It’s a forward-thinking, tech-savvy alternative to business cards. Not only do they help broaden people’s awareness of your brand, it also gives them a very useful and easy to use data storage device. It’s the best of both worlds!

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