Articles tagged: thumbdrive
Leaving a flash drive or USB thumb drive plugged in all the time runs a small risk of prematurely wearing it out. We’ll look at why, and what to do.
File systems are commonly formatted as FAT32, NFTS, or exFAT. Which is best for your thumb drive?
Malware on the flash drive can be copied to your computer.
There are several approaches to password-protecting a flash drive, one of which might be designed for exactly the task at hand.
If you don’t have a CD or DVD drive, you may be able to turn that ISO image into a bootable USB thumb drive.
Depending on the format of the drive, how the malware finds you, and how you access Windows, you may or may not have a problem! Does that sound vague enough for you?
Having a bootable version of an operating system like Ubuntu on a USB flash drive can be very handy for a variety of reasons. Since flash memory can wear out, however, it’s important that you back up.