How is a USB flash drive composed?

- Nov 24, 2018 -

The composition of the U disk is very simple, mainly composed of the outer casing + movement, of which:

1. Movement: The movement includes a PCB + USB master chip + crystal + chip resistor, capacitor + USB interface + patch LED (not all U disk) + FLASH (flash) chip;

2. Shell: classified by material, ABS plastic, bamboo, metal, leather, silicone, PVC software, etc.; classified by style, card, pen, mini, cartoon, business, simulation, etc.; classified by function, encrypted, Anti-virus, waterproof, intelligent, etc.;

3. For some special shape PVCU discs, sometimes special packaging is specially made;

Compared to other portable storage devices (especially floppy disks), flash drives have many advantages: they take up less space and usually operate faster (USB 1.1, 2.0, 3.0, 3.1 standards), and can store more data. And the performance is more reliable (because there is no mechanical equipment), disconnected during reading and writing without damaging the hardware [poor quality may occur (the floppy disk is broken immediately after reading and writing)], only data is lost. This type of disk uses the USB mass storage device standard, and has built-in support in modern operating systems such as Linux, Mac OS X, Unix and Windows2000, XP, Win7, Win8, Win8.1, Win10;

Flash drives typically use ABS plastic or metal casings and contain a small printed circuit board that is small enough to fit into a pocket like a key ring charm or stringed onto a neckline. Only the USB connector protrudes beyond the protective case and is usually covered by a small cover. Most flash drives use the standard Type-A USB connector, which allows them to be plugged directly into a USB port on a PC.

To access the data on the flash drive, you must connect the flash drive to your computer; either directly to the computer's built-in USB controller or a USB hub. The flash drive will only boot when plugged into the USB port, and the required power is also supplied by the USB connection. However, some flash drives (especially high-speed flash drives using the USB 2.0 standard) may require more power, so if they are connected to a USB hub like a keyboard or screen, these flash drives will not work unless they are directly Plug in the controller (that is, the USB port provided by the computer itself) or a USB hub with an external power supply. Some U diskes are composed of a drive and a USB flash drive, so it is necessary to distinguish them at the end (in DOS/win32 environment).


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