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Why is a PEN DRIVE named so ?

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Asked by right sense, 07 Mar '13 07:33 pm
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It looks like a pen & can be carried in one's pocket as a pen!!
Answered by dharamender nebhnani, 07 Mar '13 07:35 pm

 
  
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A Pen Drive is a removable storage device that plugs into a computer's USB port. Small enough to carry on a key ring, Pen Drives are great for transferring photos, music, documents and any other data from one computer to another.
As it cane put in the pocket like a pen , the name pen drive is justified.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 07 Mar '13 07:42 pm

 
  
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A pen drive is a portable Universal Serial Bus (USB) flash memory device for storing and transferring audio, video, and data files from a computer. As long as the desktop or laptop has a USB port, and the pen drive is compatible with the operating system, it should be easy to move the data from the hard drive to the device and to another computer in a matter of minutes. The drive gets its name from the fact that many have a retractable port connector like a ballpoint pen, and they are small enough to fit into a pocket. Other names include flash drive, jump drive, and thumb drive.
Answered by jafar, 07 Mar '13 07:43 pm

 
  
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The pen drive is a backup medium & a portable USB flash memory device, rich in storage facilities and used to quickly transfer audio, video and data files from the hard drive of one computer to another. Because of its small construction, it can easily fit into a pocket, and resemble a small pen or pencil in size and shape and thus named so..
Answered by Snigdha G, 08 Mar '13 05:47 pm

 
  
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Its looks like a pen
Answered by aflatoon, 08 Mar '13 10:18 am

 
  
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As it cane put in the pocket like a pen , the name pen drive is justified.
Answered by Quest, 07 Mar '13 08:32 pm

 
  
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The penpenpen drivedrivedrive is a portable USB flash memory device that can be used to quickly transfer audio, video, & data files from the hard drive of one computer to another. With a construction that is small enough to fit into a pocket, the penpenpen drivedrivedrive derives its name from the fact that many of these USB drive devices resemble a small pen or pencil in size and shape.
Answered by anil garg, 07 Mar '13 08:10 pm

 
  
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It looks like a pen & can be carried in one's pocket as a pen!
Answered by vivek mahajan, 07 Mar '13 07:44 pm

 
  
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Its small
Answered by conviction, 07 Mar '13 07:34 pm

 
  
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Because the driving multiple Gigabytes with a Pen-like device is multifunctional & manifold.
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Answered by Ataur Rahman, 07 Mar '13 07:34 pm

 
  
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