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USB flash drive

n.
A portable flash drive with a USB connector. Also called key drive, thumb drive.
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Translations
clé USB

USB flash drive

n (Comput) → USB-Stick m
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When a user is using the primary host and inserts a USB stick into it, the thumbdrive itself is infected with a separate malware which later spreads to the systems it uses.
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Both still images and motion video can be recorded to the internal flash memory or a removable USB ThumbDrive. Unlike other video borescopes, the XL Go has no bulky base unit, no backpacks, no tethered scopes or power cords to get in the way.
With respect to SPC Doe's case, to authenticate thumbdrive #3 taken from SPC Doe's barracks room, SA Zimmerman testifies that he recognizes thumbdrive #3 as the thumbdrive he collected from SPC Doe's room.
Windows does provide tools that allow you to free space by easily removing applications you are not using as well as move the recovery image to a USB thumbdrive. (UPDATE) We decided to ship a Pro 64GB sku as it provides full Windows 8 and enough storage for a number of large application installs such as games, productivity apps etc.
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Sugar Labs, nonprofit provider of the Sugar Learning Platform to over one and a half million children worldwide, has released Mirabelle, the third version of Sugar on a Stick, a collaborative learning environment that can be loaded onto any ordinary USB thumbdrive and used with a PC, netbook or Mac without touching the hard disk.
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