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USB drive names

All the following terms refer to flash memory-based USB drives. JumpDrive and ThumbDrive are brands from Lexar and Trek International, respectively, and Memory Stick is Sony's trade name for its digital camera memory cards. See U3, secure USB drive, USB and memory card.


   DRIVES & STICKS

   flash drive
   flash disk
   jump drive
   thumb drive
   pen drive

   flash stick
   jump stick
   thumb stick
   USB stick
   memory stick


   KEYCHAINS

   keychain drive
   key drive
   USB key
   memory key




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USB deviceUSB flash drive
USB device classUSB fob
USB diskUSB hard drive
USB dongleUSB hub
USB driveUSB key
USB drive adapterUSB key drive
USB drive kitUSB keydrive

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