USB Flash Drive Capacity

  • Aug 2, 2023


USB flash drives are handy for storing data, such as documents, videos and photos. They are compact and easy to carry, so that you can bring them anywhere. We use them in school, at work and for our hobbies. The question is, how much storage space is in a flash drive? And how much storage do you need? There are many options available, making it tricky to pick the right one. Luckily, we have compiled some points to consider when purchasing a flash drive.

Firstly, we need to know the units of measurement used in flash drives.

1. Megabyte (MB) – One MB equals one million bytes. They are the smallest unit and the least expensive. Recommend for smaller projects or photos.

2. Gigabyte (GB) – One GB equals one billion bytes or one thousand megabytes. They are recommended for storing photos and videos.

3. Terabyte (TB) – One TB equals one trillion bytes or one thousand GB. They are the largest unit on the list and the most expensive. Terabytes are usually seen in hard drives or high-end memory cards.

Make sure to pay attention to the unit of measurement! The number does not always mean more storage. For example, a 2 GB flash drive can hold more than a 256 MB flash drive.

Secondly, we should know what to store in the flash drive. If you only have a few pictures and small files, you can choose from the lower range of MB flash drives. If you want to share high-definition photos, choose from the higher-end MB flash drives or 1 GB or higher. For storing and transferring high-resolution videos, opt for the 1 GB or higher.

Now that you can recognize a flash drive's capacity, purchasing will be much easier!

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