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How To: Get USB Volume Serial Number and USB Device Serial Number

Using the command prompt (cmd) you can quickly and easily get the USB volume serial number and the USB device serial number. There is no computer experienced needed to perform these functions, simply type a couple letters and you will get the information! To get the USB Volume Serial Number do the following: Insert USB […]

Does Erasing Flash Memory Shorten It’s Life?

Yes. Performing an Erase or “full format” shortens the life of the device. The erase function is also very slow. Here are some additional questions based on the answer above which we will address in today’s post: Is “erase” and “format” the same thing? Erasing flash memory (a.k.a. Setting all bits to 0, also called […]

Why is my USB name always CAPS?

Why is my USB name always CAPS? The reason is fairly simple. You also have the option to make your USB name or USB volume name upper and lower case. The all CAPS of a USB name is due to your flash drive being formatted as FAT or FAT32. Windows will not allow FAT or […]

Express Yourself With This External Hard Drive

For those wanting both security and style, Western Digital has released a re-imagined design for their trusted portable storage devices. The My Passport portable drive can store a massive amount of photos, videos, and music for any media that interests the user. Available in a vibrant array of colors, the sleek style fits comfortably in […]

How To: Correctly Format a USB Flash Drive in exFAT

Whether you’re formatting an internal drive, external drive, or USB flash drive, Windows makes it possible to choose between NTFS and exFAT formats. In this guide, we’ll go over the simple steps to formatting a USB drive and which format is best for certain situations. exFAT is a file system optimized specifically for flash drives. […]

microSD Duplicator From Nexcopy

Nexcopy announced an all new microSD duplicator line of products which range from 20 ports to 60 ports for data loading to microSD media.  Nexcopy is known for their USB duplicators, and has since expanded out to Secure Digital, Compact Flash and now microSD duplicators.  They had a microSD solution before but it used microSD […]

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