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Is a flash drive considered hardware or software?

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A flash drive is hardware.

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CD/DVD-rom drive, USB Flash drive. ect


Im sorry, but the simple answer is no. a u3 software cant run on any flash drive cos it needs the right hardware as well as software. The u3 software depends upon an IC controller on the PCB (printed circuit board). Without an IC controller, you have an ordinary flash drive


A USB flash memory drive is a removable hardware device


A flash drive is solid state drive that is intended to store data. A flash player is a software program that plays videos in a flash video format.


the most secure flash drive is the iron key There isn't really a "secure" flash drive, because it is software that makes things secure, not hardware. But to make it secure, you should always virus scan every file before transferring it between your flash drive and your PC. Or scan the entire thing every once in awhile as well for maximum security.


You can't. A 1 GB Flash Drive will only have a capacity around 1 GB. Short of modifying the actual hardware, your 1 GB flash drive will always be just that; a 1 GB flash drive.


Hardware Peripherals: Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Modem, Flash Drive. Hardware Components: Processor, Graphics Card, RAM, Hard Drive.


Yes, although to properly remove it, you need to perform an eject sequence in software before you physically remove it.



No, they're different types of hardware


Contact the manufacturer of the device to see how the flashmem is stored and what software they are using to store it.


There're three ways to password protect flash drive. The first one is to use BitLocker if you are using Win7, Win 8, this feature is designed for drive protection. The second is to purchase encryption flash drive hardware such as Kingdom, this kind of drive has built-in encryption feature, but it costs much. The last solution is to use software to encrypt the files in flash drive. Kakasoft USB security is a good freeware.


You cant it is hardware and software Go here for the technical explanation http://www.getusb.info/install-u3-on-a-flash-drive/ I just found this software that is something like it at http://portableapps.com/suite I Have not tried it yet. Or google MOJOPAC.


You can't "download a Flash drive"; its a piece of hardware, not software. Most newer operating systems support Flash drives without additional drivers, but older ones do not. If you have Windows 2000, ME, XP, Vista, or Windows 7, Mac OS 9, Mac OS X, or a Linux distro with a 2.4 kernel, you do not need any additional software.


Portable memory devices such as flash drives are extremely vulnerable to security risks. It is easy for all of the digital files stored on flash drives to fall into the wrong hands. To guarantee complete security of digital information, it is important to secure a flash drive with either a software or hardware method. There are software programs which allow users to set passwords when trying to access the files on a flash drive. There are also specialized mini combination locks which could be used to secure these devices.


It is typically safe to download security software to a USB flash drive. USB flash drives at notoriously known for having viruses installed on them, so installing download security software would only help improve the security of ones data. And the security software such as USB


Most flash drives are recognized as a removable drive, therefore can be addressed by virus software applications. Select the removable drive and run your scan.


A great software utility that will help you to create a bootable USB flash drive is the Rufus Company, which is not protected and you will be able to sell, distribute, or modify any part of the software to suit your needs.


A USB flash drive is considered to have volatile memory. It is called volatile because it is easily changed or deleted.


A person could use the software TrueCrypt or Kakasoft USB security program Or one could buy a flash drive that already has encryption software already installed.


Hardware is anything inside, or outside the computer. Some examples of hardware are listed below.MouseMonitor (Screen)Hard DriveKeyboardUSB Flash DriveCD DrivePower CordSpeakersCPUGPUMotherboardAnd many more.


A USB flash drive that comes with pre-loaded software that can run directly off the drive. So, for example, you might have a video (data) file on the drive and a video player (software) as well. This means you are not dependent on the availability of software on the computer you use. Kingston (maker of flash drives) seem to be the first or most popular of these.


You should connect your flash drive to PC and then you can try to recover your file with special software. Some use unique modern algorithms to recover files that other software either recovers incorrectly or is unable to detect.


There may be hidden files or software for the flash drive that is taking up those 50 Mb. If you format the flash drive, it will delete all of the data and act as if you have never put anything on it before.



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