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Save Your Work

What is a USB?

Picture of USB pen drive

A USB flash drive or memory stick (same thing) can be used to store documents, pictures and more. Files can be easily saved, updated, moved and deleted.

They are available in very large capacities, widely compatible, easy to use and very reliable if used correctly.

We recommend that you:

  • always back up important files to more than one location 
  • never just unplug your drive, always use Eject or the Safe To Remove Hardware procedure
  • always use the protective cap or a retractable USB connector when the drive is not in use

Please be aware that if you disconnect the drive while data is being transferred you could lose some or all of the files on the drive

Ask us about your USB drive - try searching our frequently asked questions

Don't leave them behind!

Over the year we get hundreds of USB memory sticks handed in as lost property, so please don't forget to take yours with you.