A pen drive could be very convenient for rapidly saving data however it often is not reliable. This short article indicates why caution needs to be exercised.
Rarely do users consider how reliable data stored on an usb drive really is. It’s a very convenient medium for quickly storing all manor of data types. Some of the most common ways that data might be lost from a ram are considered:-
If the pen drive is inserted into the pc’s usb socket incorrectly then both might be damaged. The electrical reversal will probably damage the ram stick electronics. Also the connector may be damaged.
Often an usb stick protrudes from your laptop or desktop pc usb socket. This leaves it susceptible to being caught and either broken or bent from the socket. Usually if this happens then the usb connector on the ram disk will become detached either fully or partially from the electronics on the usb stick. This will likely render the usb stick inoperative and therefore the information is going to be lost.
Pen drives are static sensitive, if an user carries a built up static voltage and inserts the pen drive into a pc or laptop then a sizable voltage may spark between them. This can often damage the ram stick as well as the computer or may damage both. Always touch the metal of your pc or laptop before inserting the usb stick into the usb socket, this would discharge and static electricity present.
Never remove the ram disk from a computer when data is being written as this can damage the electronics within the usb stick resulting in data loss.
Often users forget to remove a ram disk from their pocket before the item is put through the washing machine. Occasionally, the ram disk can be thoroughly dried out and it’ll operate normally, however, it’s the exception and it’ll be useless.
Many users delete files or even reformat or repartition their usb drive. Data will obviously be lost by the action.
Viruses can cause havoc with the data on a pen drive, or it may affect it root information. The information may finish up corrupted or unreadable. The virus will probably be transfered from one computer to another dependent on the virus checker etc.
As you possibly can see from this short article pen drives are very unreliable and easily damaged. They should only be used to transfer data from one computer to another, e.g. from home to work or school. DVD or CD disks are a good choice in place of pen drives. Disks are very robust, cheap and simply stored. You should only use the disk once, label it with time and date and store somewhere safe.
Pen drives will not be reliable so you mustn’t use them for data storage as whenever you need the backup restored it may already be lost.