Care Tips For Your Flash Drive

Care Tips for Your Flash Drive by David Reimer, Information Technology Technician at the Rorhbach Library

The flash drive has become an essential computer accessory. Basic care can prolong its life span, and it must be protected to avoid unnecessary expense in the retrieval of files in the event that it crashes.

When not in use, it must be kept in a secure place, away from high temperature, devices that produce magnetic emissions ie your cell phone and of course water.
Keep the connector (the metal portion inserted into the USB port) covered so that dust and dirt will not accumulate inside.

After turning on the computer, allow the operating system to boot. Once the computer is ready, this is the time to connect the flash drive to the USB port. Inserting the flash drive before the computer is turned on or while the system is booting could cause a shock to the flash drive that would be disastrous.

Treat the flash drive as a back up storage gadget. Writing and editing should not be done directly in the files stored in it. If editing is needed, simply copy the file into the hard disk of the computer, make your edits, then, copy the edited file to the drive to overwrite the stored file. Direct writing and editing will shorten the life of the flash drive.

Even though the flash drive is intended as a back up storage device, it’s a good idea to back up your flash drive regularly someplace else in the event of a flash drive does crash.

After use, do not remove the flash drive immediately from the USB port.  Make it a practice to always use “safely remove” procedure before pulling it out of the USB port.  Without using this procedure, the computer is still reading the flash disk. Regularly pulling it while in this process will slowly destroy the disk until it can no longer open.

While recovery of files from a corrupted or erased flash drive is possible, following these simple tips will help avoid such things from happening.

Care Tips For Your Flash Drive
The flash drive has become an essential computer accessory. Basic care can prolong its life span and it must be protected to avoid unnecessary expense in the retrieval of files in the event that it crashes.
When not in use, it must be kept in a secure place, away from high temperature, devices that produce magnetic emissions ie your cell phone and of course water. Keep the connector (the metal portion inserted into the USB port) covered so that dust and dirt will not accumulate inside.
After turning on the computer, allow the operating system to boot. Once the computer is ready, this is the time to connect the flash drive to the USB port. Inserting the flash drive before the computer is turned on or while the system is booting could cause a shock to the flash drive that would be disastrous.
Treat the flash drive as a back up storage gadget. Writing and editing should not be done directly in the files stored in it. If editing is needed, simply copy the file into the hard disk of the computer, make your edits, then, copy the edited file to the drive to overwrite the stored file. Direct writing and editing will shorten the life of the flash drive.
Even though the flash drive is intended as a back up storage device, it’s a good idea to back up your flash drive regularly someplace else in the event of a flash drive does crash.
After use, do not remove the flash drive immediately from the USB port.  Make it a practice to always use “safely remove” procedure before pulling it out of the USB port.  Without using this procedure, the computer is still reading the flash disk. Regularly pulling it while in this process will slowly destroy the disk until it can no longer open.
While recovery of files from a corrupted or erased flash drive is possible, following these simple tips will help avoid such things from happening.
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    How do I back up the files on the flash drive that I use at the library? I don’t have a computer.

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