USB Flash Drive

Data storage device that includes flash memory

What is a "USB Flash Drive"

A USB flash drive stands for "Universal Serial Bus" and is a popular way to store digital information. Flash drives are an easy way to share data. They are used with devices found in homes, workplaces and schools. Such as these:

-Computer systems
-DVD Players
-Video Game consoles
-Music players

What does it do? How does it work?

They are called "Flash Drive" because they use flash memory to store files, Flash memory is a type of a computer chip, The first flash driver had 8 Megabytes of Storage. Each year larger flash drives becomes available.

Most computers today can boot (start up) from a USB Drive. Special operation systems can run from a bootable flash-drive.
Computer Basics : What Is a Flash Drive?