Portable Storage Revolution Through A Handy Drive
A USB handy drive is a common device today. So where did the revolutionary USB flash drive derive? At that time, many computer users were typically using floppy disks to store their digital files. In fact, virtually all computers had integrated floppy disk drives as these were cheapest, more popular and practical form of portable storage.
CD roms had also entered the market, but weren’t popular for keeping as the technology remained in its early stages. It wasn’t until the late 90s that CD rewriting appeared on manynew computers. By the year 2000, rewritable CDs had fast become renown than floppy disks. These convenient new writable CDs were affordable, compact, held a substantial amount of data and took up little storage space.
By 2000, the demand for transferring large amounts of data increased dramatically. Within a year or so, large portable storage disks were necessary to not only companies, but for personal computer users as well. This is primarily due to the introduction of digital cameras, camcorders and downloaded audio files, which is very popular on the Internet. People were now storing, collecting and transferring digital information far more than ever before. Computers were also becoming exceptionally affordable due to lower technology costs as well as the demand and desire for internet use. By early 2000, a huge percentage of householdshad a computer. This is when the USB handy drive became necessary for storage.
Around the year 2000, computers and Internet were associated with the revolutionary USB. You didn’t need to be an expert to put your computer together, you simply plugged the USB connector cable in to the port and the other end of the cable into your device and off you went. No longer was it necessary to have a specific entry for your keyboard, mouse or printer as they can be operated from any available USB port. You could even plug in your digital camera and instantly access your photos via USB connection. Many USB devices didn’t even need an electrical power source or battery; low power could actually be supplied to the device by simply connecting it to the port. Today people regularly charge their cell phones and MP3 players via USB, whilst working away on their computers. Nowadays, you can find the handy drive also on televisions, DVD players, audio players and even some car dashboards.