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A pen drive is another name for a USB flash drive. Other names are Flash drive, USB flash drive, Thumb drive, etc. They are devices that allow storage of computer files that you can remove and take from computer to computer. The price of the drive is determined by the size of its memory measured in megabytes or gigabytes. While 128 megabyte drives used to be considered large, current pen drives sizes can reach 1, 2, 4, or more gigabytes. The drives are inserted in the computers USB ports and are automatically recognized on PC operating systems beyond Windows 98 (which needs a separate installation of drivers). Pen drives can also have full blown applications on them which are written in what is called U3 compatible software.

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Why is a pen drive called a pen drive?

because the first pen drive was made like a pen

Why pen drive called as pen drive?

Because it is a pen drive.

What is the purpose of a pen drive?

Pen drives are used to store and share files between people or computers. One can simply insert the pen drive into the USB port, save their files to the pen drive, eject the pen drive, and then take the pen drive with them to a different computer. When they insert the pen drive, their files will be saved on the drive and can be accessed on the new computer.

Is pen drive info stored in your hard drive?

No, it is all stored on the pen drive.

How do you enable or disable pen drive port?

we have close the drive and afterward if it is safe to remove the pen drive

How do you copy a PowerPoint presentation in a pen-drive?

If an individual wants to save a Powerpoint presentation to a pen-drive, the method is simple. Copying the Powerpoint presentation to a pen-drive is similar to copying it to a flash drive. First, the pen-drive needs to be plugged in. Then, the individual clicks on the PowerPoint file and selects "copy". Then, the person may paste it into the files of the pen-drive.

Is pen-drive a peripheral device?

yes, pen-drive is a peripheral device.

How pen drive stores the data what mechanism is used?

study for pen-drive

What to do when lost your friend s Pen Drive?

buy him a new pen drive

Can a pen drive also be called a flasher?

What. Is. The. Another. Name. Of. Pen. Drive.?

What is the difference between a USB Flash drive and a pen drive?

There is no difference. Flash drive, pen drive, and thumb drive are all interchangeable terms.

Who is the father of pen drive?

Pua Khein-Seng is the father of pen drive, he developed a storage device and gives name USB Flash drive. USB is the common name of pen drive. You can save data according to the size of pen drive. Pen drives are available in deference range of size such as 2gb, 4gb, 8gb,....1tb.

How do you safe remove the pen drive?

Click the Hard drive, then choose the "pen" drive, a message will show up, click yes, then another message swill appear, click,OK, then remove the "pen" drive

Why is pen drive safely removed?

A pen drive has to be safely removed because there might be documents that are opened on the pen drive that might require to be saved on the drive. If you don't safelty remove the drive you might end up blacking the computer out.

How do you format pen drive in dos mode?

i cant formate my usb pen to formate my pen drive in dos mode.please help me.

What to do when laptop does not responds for a particular pen drive?

if there is another port you can plug the pen drive into, try that. That will elimitate the port as the problem. If you have another computer available, try the pen drive in another computer. If it works, it's not the drive.

How do you copy a Word document to a pen drive?

Connect your pen drive when your Word document is open, and click on save as in the file menu. Click on the drop down at the top and select you pen drive and save. Another way is to right click the file of your document and press copy. Then open your pen drive and right click paste. (ctrl + c, open pen drive, ctrl + v).

How do you transfer a data in pen drive?

transfer the data wich u want to transfer in ur pen drive,,,then plug in the pen drive in the PC in wich u want to transfer and then copy the data into the PC...

When you insart pen drive in PC in pen drive automatic create new folder?

Yes, nothing is wrong with that.

What happens when you format your pen drive?

memory of the pen drive will decrease... because +8v will pass on the memory cell......

How do you remove the write protected?

transcend pen drive remove write protection in the all pen drive data

How do you solve the problem of pen drive that shows windows was unable to complete the format?

It is time to replace the pen drive

What is the average price range to purchase a custom USB pen drive?

The price of a custom pen drive will depend on a number of factors like the capacity of the drive, the style, printing on the drive, packaging, materials the drive is made from and if a lanyard is to be included. Prices for 100 units of a cheap plastic drive can range from $3.75 for a 128mb pen drive to $8.30 for a 8gb drive.

What to do when error insert disk into drive while inserting pen drive into PC?

what to do while inserting my pen drive into the usb port its showing there is no hardware is detected.

How many times you can format usp pen drive in its life?

How many times you can format usp pen drive in its life?