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    Difference between a 2.0 and a 3.0 usb port   (11 Answers)

    At the risk of sounding incredibly dumb, I need to know what the difference is between a 2.0 usb port and a 3.0 usb port. I THINK I have a 3.0 port on my computer but I am not sure. I also need a usb flash drive that is NOT compatible with Windows 8. Is the PNY - Turbo Plus 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive compatible with Windows 8?

    By NotTechSavvy September 23, 2014.

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      The NOTICEABLE difference between a USB 2.0 and 3.0 is the port color. If they are blue inside the Flash drive then it is capable of USB 2.0 AND 3.0. This is also the same for your laptop/ computer, etc. If the port is gray or black the it is only able to use USB 1.1 and 2.0. USB 1.x is only good for a max of about 12Mbit/s, USB 2.0 is good for a max of about 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s. It was originally intended for up to 480 Mbit/s but there were bus constraints and it never reached its full potential. USB 3.0 came out in 2008 and it is reasonable to achieve around 3.2 Gbit/s (0.4 GB/s or 400 MB/s. I hope this helps you. I am not sure why you would not want a flash drive not compatible with Windows, but I think just about all of them are if they are formatted to Windows FAT32 or NTFS standards. You may have to reformat the flash drive n an Apple computer then Windows may not recognize it. I hope this info helps....

      By Rich November 21, 2014.

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      difference in flash drives and SanDisk   (11 Answers)

      By Anonymous October 7, 2014.

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        Flash Driver is used for Laptops and PC and SanDisk memory card is sued for mobile phones and cameras

        By SHIV December 19, 2014.

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        how does the pny 32GB attach to the computwer? Does the gray end come off?   (11 Answers)

        By Anonymous February 24, 2015.

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          The ends of the USB 3.0 do not come off. The USB Connector is covered or is provided protection by the dark grey sleeve which slides down toward center of drive which then exposes connector when in use. When done just slide sleeve back to cover USB connection.

          By con1link March 2, 2015.

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          how many pictures can you down load   (11 Answers)

          pictures

          By Anonymous May 13, 2015.

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            The amount differs with how many MP the photos are, but at 8MP a 32GB device will hold 11,444.

            By CommunityAnswer May 13, 2015.

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            Does it come with password protection?   (11 Answers)

            I haven't had a thumb drive in a while. And I want to know if its protected by a password, as in plugging it in and a password screen open up before accessing the files.

            By Anonymous July 10, 2015.

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              No, this thumb drive does not include any security like that. I just shows up as a new disk in the computer when you plug it in. Kingston makes some thumb drives called DataTravelers that include security, and Corsair makes a thumb drive named the "Padlock" that has a key code on it (sort of like what you see on some Ford cars to unlock the door). Hope that helps!

              By Eric August 5, 2015.

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              is there a secure program on this stick   (11 Answers)

              is there a secure program on this stick

              By z September 24, 2014.

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                There is not. It is simply flash-drive. If you are wanting security on the drive.. all ScanDisk branded flash-drives come with the software you are referencing! Hope this helps!

                By twh814 September 26, 2014.

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                What operating systems are these flash drives compatible with?   (5 Answers)

                By Anonymous June 27, 2016.

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                  The PNY Turbo 3.0 USB Flash Drive is compatible with computers running Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Mac OS X v10.5 or later (software download required for Mac).

                  By CommunityAnswer June 28, 2016.

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                  Will this flash drive make my laptop faster. It only has 2GB of Ram and is pretty slow.   (10 Answers)

                  By makeitcount May 20, 2016.

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                    No. If you want to speed up you computer by adding more RAM then you would want to buy a RAM stick. What you are looking at right now is a USB/Flash drive that is used for storing things. The product I listed below might be what you are looking for.

                    By enlistedacorn26 May 21, 2016.

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                    Speeds vs PNY turbo   (5 Answers)

                    Lost my old pny turbo 3.0 and see this on sale. It has plus in the name and a higher normal price but it advertises slower speeds than the pny turbo. Is it slower or no?

                    By Anonymous March 9, 2016.

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                      I have not noticed being slower. I had to format my flash drive before using it. I was able to transfer lots of MP3s from my laptop. It took me about 10 minutes.

                      By Intense March 10, 2016.

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                      Can i transfer music files without problem to this PNY elite turbo attache 4 USB flash drive?   (9 Answers)

                      By Rick August 8, 2017.

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                        Yes, you can. It works for all types of files, including audios, videoe, pictures, etc

                        By Yamz August 18, 2017.

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