I'm going to buy a usb flash drive for my pc, and i need to know everything a flash drive does. For example, will it add megabytes to my pc or what?
What are the benefits of a flash drive? And where on your pc do you install the flash drive? Thanks for any answers and have a great day. Also i bought my pc used so its 5 years old and its a dell desktop. Also, will it make my dvd drive be able to install dvd games and other programs that require 512 megabytes?
I'm looking to get a flash drive that's no more than $15, with at least 2 to 4 gigabytes of ram. Can someone give me some tips on flash drives, so that i won't make a perchasing mistake?
Last edited by dellcomputer; 10th Jul 2011 at 20:56.
A flash drive is a portable media device which allows you to store files on it. It will not add extra memory to your computer in any way. It is a removable drive which is used for either backup or transporting files.
Basically you can put files on it such as documents, pictures, music and movies so that you can put them on other computers or for backup reasons. As fox said it will not affect the functionality of your pc in any way so it won’t add megabytes to your pc (the correct terminology would be storage by the way) and you can still install games that come on DVDs without it. When it comes down to buying a flash drive you can’t really go wrong; they all do the same thing more or less and the only real difference between them is storage capacity. For $15 you can easily get a flash drive with 4GB of storage which will be able to hold roughly 800 songs or 5 movies or 5000 pictures or one million documents.
It's like buying an external hard drive except it's even smaller. It just plugs into your USB and you can open files on it, save files on it, and there are even some portable programs you can run off it on your PC. I've had a Lexar for years and it's been good to me.
It is a removable storage device where you put stuff on it and you can take it with you to do stuff like power points or printing out stuff and everyday use. So yes you will be able to add games that are less then the storage you have. If you have a game that is 5gb you obviously can not put it on a 4gb flashdrive
Ok thanks, i didn't really know what a flash drive did, i never had one before. But i only need 2 more megabytes of ram, so i can install some programs.
The programs i'm trying to install only reads 510, and i'm trying to figure out what's using 2 megabytes of ram on my pc.
Am i right in thinking that you are trying to install a program but it requires you to have 512mb of ram or more to run and it says that you have 510 which is not enough? If so its normal for your ram to register as 510mb instead of the 512mb that you have since 2mb is reserved for the bios (a piece of software loaded at startup) which is essential for your computer to run.
RAM? Well I'm confused. On your program/game, it says it need 512MB memory correct? And then it has a number in in GB for space on your hard drive? If so, then do not worry. RAM can sometimes register below what it is and this is normal. In reality, you have 512MB.
I do not think that usb flash drives would add that much storage to your computer. They are designed for moving and transferring files on the go so I would not suggest getting one to solve your storage incapacity problem.
I suggest that you get an external hard disk to give you more space. While that would not be placed inside your computer, that could hold well, a lot of files. Just be sure to copy those that you do not use regularly so you would not have a hard time accessing them.
An external DVD drive is like a regular internal DVD drive except it operates from outside the computer and connects to it with a cable. Like a normal DVD drive it allows you to install software from CDs and DVDs and watch DVD videos. Most external DVD drives are the same however DVD burners/recorders allow you to make your own DVDs whereas regular external DVD drives can just read DVDs and CDs.
Last edited by Spencer2004; 13th Jul 2011 at 21:44.