Flash drives have brought about significant changes in data storage. They are cheaper and more convenient compared to other storage solutions. When incorporated in an existing or a new system, you can expect to record improvement in the system's performance. That is because they are solid-state drives with high throughput and less latency. There are different types of flash drives, but we will only focus on USB drives and SD cards.
We nowadays find SD cards and flash drives everywhere. Be it at home, in your pocket, or in large enterprises, you will find one. They are extensively used in the military, security systems, medical, and other industries. You can also find them in mobile phones, digital electronics, among others. What facilitates their use in all these different places is their portability and plug-and-play feature.
You can find some SD cards and flash drives with security features, depending on the brand that you buy. When shopping for the best flash drive, it is critical to know its security features, especially if you will use it in data centers. This may not be a problem if you just need them for storing your media files for home entertainment.
Some of the security features include data encryption and password protection. That means unauthorized persons will not access the data, and even if they do, it will be meaningless. Only the owner with the encryption key or password can read the information. Some SD cards have a lock feature that makes the device read-only. That helps to prevent accidental delete operations that can lead to data loss.
The first factor to consider is the flash drive's capacity. There are different classes of SD cards based on this. But whether it is a flash drive or SD card, you will need to decide on the capacity before making the purchase, depending on the intended use. You can go for an 8GB flash drive or SD card, or choose high-capacity flash drives of 32GB and above.
You also need to consider data transfer speeds. You can read from or write to a flash drive at varying rates. For example, the 8GB micro SDHC has read and write speeds of 21MB/s and 17MB/s, respectively. You also need to consider the form factor of your SD. That depends on the slot that the host computer has. For USB flash drives, consider the generation.
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