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The Evolution of Data Storage

14th March 2019 | News | imogen@media-street.co.uk

Technology is constantly evolving and so is the way we store our data. The human race has always had a need to record certain details, but we haven’t always had access to the cloud and personalised USB sticks. Over time, there have been many different techniques used to store information, dating right back to wall etchings and parchment paper.

In this article, we are going to run through the more recent forms of data storage before discussing our more advanced data storage system: the USB.

USB Port on Laptop

The History of Data Storage [Infographic]

Before the introduction of the USB in 1995, there have been a number of data storage methods used. Our timeline starts in the 1960s, with the introduction of a more commercial device: the cassette tape. For a more advanced history, take a look at this article, but you can read our abbreviated version in the below infographic.

The History of Data Storage

How the USB has Advanced Over Time

USB 1.0 was first introduced in 1995, but it had been in development for a while prior to that. The idea behind its invention was to create a device compatible across all technology, for file and data transfer across all devices. The standardised port was a huge success and is still used to this day across the world to cater to people’s multimedia data storage and transfer needs.

The USB offers high-speed data transfer and is now on the 3.0 iteration.

What Does the USB Look Like Now?

The USB now comes in a huge range of styles and can even be fully customised to suit your requirements. At Flash UK, we use the highest quality USB drives in our custom memory sticks so you can be safe in the knowledge that our products will stand the test of time. In fact, we’re so sure of that, we offer all our customers a ten-year warranty!

Whatever the design or style of USB you’re looking for, Flash UK can cater to you. Check out a few of our designs below:

Novelty USBs

Football boot USB

Novelty USBs can act as an excellent gift for your friend, colleague or family member. We have a range of fun and unique designs, so you’ll be able to find the perfect style. From logos and football boots, to robots and animals, we have just the thing for you.

Credit Card USBs

Flip out rotating USB card

Our credit card USBs work well for both personal and business use. Whether you’re looking for a bottle opener, key ring or a retractable device, Flash UK can cater to you and your design needs.

Wooden USBs

Small and Light wooden USB

Our more sustainable option is the wooden USB. These unique devices come in a range of styles, all of which providing an authentic and organic feel. Flash UK’s range of wooden USBs are of high quality and their durability is unrivalled.

We also offer the option to personalise your device, in both the shape and the design. For businesses, this option is highly suitable for a business show or conference you may be attending this year. Personalised USB Sticks add an extra touch and really help to add consistency to your brand. You can read more about how you can use USBs to aid your brand consistency in our recent blog post, here.

Get Your Custom USBs with Flash UK

At Flash UK, our range of personalised USB sticks can be tailored specifically to you. Our low price guarantee and free UK delivery make us the best option for your USB needs. Get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable team today to enquire about any of our products.