USB Flash Drive
Definition - What does USB Flash Drive mean?
A USB flash drive may also be known as a flash drive or USB drive.
Techopedia explains USB Flash Drive
A typical USB flash drive consists of a USB connector, which is well protected and electrically insulated inside a plastic or rubber case. A small printed circuit board with surface-mounted integrated circuits are found within the device's casing.
The main components of the USB flash drive are:
- Standard USB plug. This provides connects the flash drive to a device.
- USB mass storage controller. This is a microcontroller for the USB. It has a small amount of RAM and ROM.
- NAND flash memory chip. The data is stored in the this component
- Crystal oscillator. The data output is controlled by this component.