USB Stick

By: Koumadi Sanwogou-Scott

USB flash drives are often used for storage, data back-up and transfer computer files. Compared CD’s, they are smaller, faster, have significantly more capacity, .

Flash memory was invented by Doctor Masuoka, while working for a very well known company named Toshiba in the 80’s. The name “flash” was suggested by one of the doctor’s assistants, because of the process of the memory reminded him of a flash of a camera. The product was first shown at an International conference in San Francisco. People and company’s immediately saw the massive potential of this new invention and introduced the first commercial flash chip in 1988.

The word Memory Stick is different from Flash Drive. Colloquially, people may refer to a flash drive and pen drive as if they are the same device. This is due to the fact that all pen drives are flash drives.

A USB stick relates to engineering because its in the category of computer engineering. The USB stick takes multiple parts in order for a electrified power source to be able to store information of a device.