So I was driving to work this morning listening to Classic FM and for some reason, I cannot remember why, the conversation turned to USB flash drives. This got me thinking as the presenter referred to the small, pluggable storage device that slots in to a USB port as a USB Pen….

A USB PEN??? I mean what? Can you write with it? How is it a pen?

So I got thinking about the different names for them and wondered why there are so many and why people get it so wrong…?

  • USB Key
  • USB Stick
  • USB Pen
  • USB Pendrive
  • USB Flash Drive
  • USB Drive (not technically right… as there are full sized USB drives)
  • Stick
  • Memory stick


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