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USB drives, sometimes referred to as [[thumb drive]]s, are chewing-gum-pack size [[hardware]] components with a USB connector at one end, and built as a [[printed circuit board]] within a plastic housing that encases a [[processor]] and [[memory]].
 
USB drives, sometimes referred to as [[thumb drive]]s, are chewing-gum-pack size [[hardware]] components with a USB connector at one end, and built as a [[printed circuit board]] within a plastic housing that encases a [[processor]] and [[memory]].
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There are two versions of USB. USB 1.0, the older version, [[data transfer|transfers data]] at speeds up to 12 [[mbps]]. USB 2.0 can achieve [[data transfer]] rates up to 480 [[mbps]].
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[[Category:Hardware]]

Revision as of 05:42, 13 June 2008

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a hardware interface for low-speed peripherals such as the keyboard, mouse, joystick, scanner, printer, exter­nal storage devices, mobile phones, smart phones, PDAs, and software dongles.

USB drives, sometimes referred to as thumb drives, are chewing-gum-pack size hardware components with a USB connector at one end, and built as a printed circuit board within a plastic housing that encases a processor and memory.

There are two versions of USB. USB 1.0, the older version, transfers data at speeds up to 12 mbps. USB 2.0 can achieve data transfer rates up to 480 mbps.