In our technology driven world, it is crucial to be able to have a way to share and transport electronic documents. And on top of that, you want to make sure your files are safe and secure. One of the best ways to do this is with USB drives. Their compact size make it easy to travel with and with so many styles and design options, it’s a great way to show your personal brand or business.

One of the most common questions we get about USB drives is whether or not they are affected by magnets. It’s a common misconception that magnets can damage or alter your USB drive. Unlike some electronic technologies and devices, magnets are not used to produce USB drives. Which means that if a magnet is near your USB drive, the magnet will have nothing to interfere with or damage. In fact, all types of flash memory including SD cards and external hard drives are immune to the negative effects of magnets. But because USB drives are compact, easy to use, and can connect to almost any device, they are one of the most ideal ways to store, transport, and share files.

Secure

Unlike their predecessors, floppy disks, USB drives cannot be harmed by magnets. This not only makes them more durable, but also makes them more secure. Magnets have been used in recent cyber attacks. Using USB drives won’t prevent all damage from a potential attack, but it can help minimize your risk of losing valuable documents. You can have peace of mind that your files are secure when using USB drives.

Ease of Use

Because USB drives are commonly used and very intuitive, they are an ideal solution for storing files. Even people with little technological skills can use USB drives easily, making this a great solution for your business. And because they are durable and not harmed by magnets, you can have confidence that no matter who is using the USB drive, your files will be safe.

Versatile

USB drives are not only versatile in the way they look and provide options to brand your business, but are also one of the best flash storage drives to use because a lot of devices have a USB port. Computers, TVs, printers, even coffee makers are equipped with USB ports. And because magnet can’t damage your USB drive, there is no need to worry when connecting your drive to devices.

Taking Care of your USB Drive

Although USB drives are immune to magnets, there are other ways you can damage your USB drive. To ensure your drive stays functioning properly, there are some steps you can take to care for your USB drive. Don’t put it in the pockets or your clothing. Dust and lint can collect in the drive and the warmth or moisture of your body can cause the drive to corrode. Don’t leave it plugged into a device indefinitely. Create a backup.

USB drives are not only versatile and easy to use but one of the most secure ways you can store and share documents. Because magnets won’t damage or alter your files, you can have the peace of mind you need when storing important documents. Do you have more questions about how to use your USB drive or want to learn more about its capabilities? Contact us today.