How are USB Drives Made?

Usb flash drives are becoming more and more common for schools, businesses, entertainment,  and personal use.  The face that they are rewritable with flash memory makes these devices very handy, especially for working projects on the go, temporary files, or simply just backing up your information.

With the growing popularity of USB flash drives, we wondered how exactly they were made. Thankfully, Netbook News posted a video of a tour through Kingston Manufacturing Plant showing how they are produced and packaged.  Here it is for you to see.

Unique Designs for USB Flash Drives

Looking for a creative USB flash drive for your next project? Standard jump drives / flash drives can look a little dull, but a design could bring personality to your next project, or just make things more fun at home. We did a blog like this once before, but there are so many fun and creative designs out there, we couldn’t resist showing you more!

Many of these designs were found on BlueBlots. Although we do not create these flash drives, we can create custom packaging for them, and many of these devices can be purchased at USB Geek.

For the kid at heart, there are several designs with a game

or toy theme. Here are a few:

creative usb flash drives legos

creative usb flash drives dominos

If you’re a little on the adventurous side, there is a USB drive for you! With this carabiner design, you can hook it on your bag or pants and take it with you camping, hiking, or wherever you may go:creative usb flash drives caribiners

Love shoes? There are a few designs for you too:

creative usb flash drives flip flop sandal

creative usb flash drives shoeMaybe you work for a church organization? This cross design shows your faith and you could personalize it with your church name:creative usb flash drive cross

Work for a food/beverage company, or simply just love food? We showed you burgers, pizza, and fruit before, but there are more:creative usb flash drive bagel

creative usb flash drive cork

There are even more options for the tech-savvy or the media world:creative usb flash drive camera

creative usb flash drive cassette tape

Not only are these flash drives fun to look at, but they can show the personality of your company for your next project. Many of these designs can be purchased at USB Geek. Be sure not to lose or damage one of these prized flash drives. Display your creativity with these flash drives, and store and protect them with USB flash memory packaging. We, at Sunrise, can customize a package to hold your creative devices.

Sunrise Now Offers Mini USB / Flash Memory Cases!

Flash drives are meant to be small and portable, so not everyone will want a case as large as a DVD case, but they would still like to keep their devices protected. Therefore, we are proud to announce the newest addition to our USB / Flash Memory product line: the Mini USB / Flash Memory Case!

These clear thermoformed cases are constructed from sflash mini usb flash drive casehigh-quality vinyl materials and are small enough to fit in your pocket, being just 4.75″ x 3.438″ x .563″ in size. The molded locking system keeps the case shut to prevent your devices from falling out and getting lost or damaged. By effectively protecting your devices, you can save money by reducing the amount of replacement devices needed and not have to worry about losing all of your important files and information.

The foam tray insert does not need to be die-cut specifically to fit your device, but instead it holds your device tightly against the case. By not having to die-cut the foam tray, it makes the cases much more convenient. They can be ordered faster and sflash mini usb flash drive case backat a lower price by being a stock product. These cases could also be reused for a multiple amount of different flash memory devices or other small items. Since SD memory cards are much thinner than flash drives, they, or other small items, would require two foam trays to be securely held in place.

The clear material allows you to prominently display your devices or your own artwork, which can be placed underneath the foam tray.

If you are looking for a smaller case to protect and store your flash memory devices or other small items, this could be the option for you! For more information, visit our stock USB / flash memory packaging page.

SuperSpeed USB 3.0

For the past year, we have been hearing about the new SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0). It will have many advances for both consumers and adopters of the new technology, such as much higher speeds and enhanced power efficiency.

superspeed usb 3.0 cordThe speculations were finally released in November by the USB 3.0 Promoter Group, which includes companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Microsoft, NEC, ST-NXP Wireless, and Texas Instruments. They transitioned the management of the specification to the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF).

With technology today, people are expecting and using much higher quality images and sound. These larger files take an extensive amount of time to transfer. But with USB 3.0, you do not have to worry about that. Data transfer rates are up to ten times higher than with USB 2.0. It has new power features, such as energy-saving sleep modes, which is great when looking for green technology.

Consumer products could appear as early as 2010. The first Superspeed devices are predicted to be flash memory devices, external hard drives, mp3 players, and digital cameras. As we wait for these new devices, don’t forget about your flash memory packaging options!

Flash Memory Cards: Which Are Right For You?

Flash memory cards are used for a wide variety of electronic devices, including digital cameras, camcorders, PDA’s, organizers, cell phones, mp3 players, and digital picture frames. There is also a wide selection of flash memory card formats, so how do you know which card will work best for you?

Flash memory cards range in different sizes for different devices, as well as in memory capacity that can be stored. Here are some of the types available:secure digital sandisk SD memory card 1.0GB

  • Secure Digital (SD) Memory Cards. These cards come in three different physical sizes: SD, miniSD, and microSD. The SD cards are typically used in most digital cameras, video cameras, mp3 players, and digital picture frames. The miniSD and microSD are used in smaller devices, such as cell phones. They can be used with an adapter to fit in an SD slot. These are available in three different storage capacities:compactflash CF ultra flash memory card 8.0GB sandiskStandard SD (up to 2GB), High-Capacity SDHC (4GB or higher), or the new eXtended Capacity (32GB-2TB).
  • CompactFlash (CF) Memory Cards. These cards are used with high-end digital cameras and digital SLR cameras. They are available in capacities up to memory stick card pro duo 8.0GB
  • Memory Sticks. These cards can only be used with Sony digital cameras and other compatible olympus xD picture card 1.0GBSony electronic devices. They are available in capacities up to 16GB.
  • xD Picture Cards. These cards are used in newer Olympus and Fuji digital cameras, Olympus digital voice recorders, and Fuji mp3 players. They are available in capacities up to 2GB.

You need to make sure that the card that you choose is compatible with your electronic device. Another major thing to take into consideration is how much storage space you need. The number of megapixels the camera has, the resolution of pictures being taken, and the amount of pictures you want to be able to take will determine the memory storage capacity that you will need. If you are recording videos, you will definitely need a memory card with a higher capacity to be able to store longer, high-quality videos.

Whichever flash memory card you use, Sunrise can create for you custom packaging or stock flash memory cases that will store and protect your cards. Not only will high-quality packaging help display and increase the perceived value of your flash memory devices, but it could also prevent loss or damage.