History of the stick

Flash card is a type of semiconductor technology electrically reprogrammable memory. The device uses the USB-port of your computer to transfer and recording information.

The inventor of flash memory is considered Fuji Masuoka, employee Toshiba (1984). Thanks to which in 1988 was first released a commercial flash chip. So began the story of the stick. At the time, Intel, learning about flash memory, Toshiba asked for a few samples for the study. After samples were obtained Intel, the company allocated 300 people to develop such a device.

Modern flash drive Kingmax UD-03 32 GB

Modern flash drive Kingmax UD-03 32 GB

According to one version, the term “flash” was associated with the initial singularity types of flash drives that were used to store expensive special services and important information, because when an unauthorized access attempt this media itself autonomously and irrevocably delete all the necessary information. Since the removal process is a snap, and the unit was called the «Flash», which translated from English sounds “instantly” or “flash”.

Read information from the stick can now be unlimited number of times, but only record one million.

Modern flash certainly slower hard drive, even despite the fact that they do not waste time on the plates and unwinding movement of the head, but the speed of reading and writing in the cell is still lagging behind. But, despite this, in the modern world, these small storage devices have become very popular, replacing a floppy disk. Some companies even have been making unusual flash drives, for example, in the form of food, animals and other items that besides the main purpose makes it stick and still be a good gift.