Why Do USB Ports Stop Working?

Don’t be alarmed if your USB 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.

How-To: USB Flash Drive Care Tips

If you own a USB flash drive, chances are that you have used-and-abused it without even knowing.  While they can surprisingly survive elements like extreme temperature or physical impact, these conditions will do nothing to help prolong the lifespan of your storage device.  You would think in our digital age that proper USB care would […]

A to Z: How to Assign a USB Flash Drive Letter

When we plug in our USB flash drive and look under the My Computer menu, it looks a little like alphabet soup.  Random letters appear to represent each drive or removable device, but there is in fact a method to the madness.  A and B are always floppy drives and C to Z are hard […]

How to speed up slow USB Flash Drives

We all have old flash drives roaming around for one reason or another, perhaps in a desk drawer or in an old coffee mug somewhere, but did you know that you cannot continue to use your old drives, but you can actually increase their performance as well? Older flash drives tend to have smaller capacities […]

What does “Safely Remove Hardware” mean?

For anyone who has ever plugged in a USB device such as a USB flash drives or external storage, you may have noticed that you will have a bubble that appears that says “Safely Remove Hardware”. Or if you have used the device and are familiar with your bottom right taskbar, you will have noticed […]