The age old debate is here: the USB flash drive compared to the microSD. They are both tiny, portable storage devices that are used to transfer data and store files. While they are both different from one another, there is no way to actually choose between the two. They both have their own pros and cons, and some of the people of the world are going to like one over the other. There is no way to stop this from happening. The best advice that can be given to you is to try and choose according to your own needs and wants. There are some features that make each of these devices unique in their own right, and you have the ability to check on the two and decide which is more suitable for you.
USB Drives are the Most Common Devices
Flash drives or USB drives are removable, portable storage devices that have flash memory chips to store their data. The data that is stored can be accessed using a USB connector. They are compatible with just about any computer that has a USB port, which is every laptop, desktop and ultrabook on the market right now. Flash drives can store up to 256GB of data, and some 1TB drives are also currently in development by different manufacturers. The current generation of USB file transfer technology is called USB 3.0, and is in use by most of the newer models of laptops and desktops today. One of the best things about the flash drive is that the body can be customized to any design as long as the chips are safe. Even though there are other portable options that offer significant storage, such as a microSD card 64GB, it cannot be conveniently plugged into a computer like a USB drive.
SD Cards are Pretty Popular Too!
The SD card is also capable of the same functions. It isn’t uncommon to find a microSD card 64GB or more in most of the digital cameras, mobile phones and even game consoles of the modern day. They are slim, rectangular and asymmetrical wafers that have contact pins instead of a connector. They are usually between 11 and 32mm long. There are many sizes of cards, each with their own special name. The single biggest disadvantage is the lack of standardization.
Only some models of laptops come with a card reader built in. For the most part if you want to be able to store data on any computer you are going to have to use a USB to SD converter, which takes away the whole point of the card. However, they are a lot more portable, and they are used in a whole range of portable multimedia devices too.