USB Flash drives like infinitikloud are miniature hard drives that you connect to your computer using a USB port.
Typically, the capacity for a Flash drive is between 128MB to 1GB. The larger drives should provide enough storage capacity for you to back up a great deal of data (even more than a CD if your Flash drive is 1GB).
The simplest definition of a computer backup is an exact copy. In the case of computer files, we are referring to copies of the original files that you have on your laptop, desktop, or external drive.
Creating a backup of original content means having that data saved in two places, but it’s also important to make sure that those two places aren’t on the same type of device.
For example, if you have 3 copies of a working document on your computer, if your computer crashes, you will still lose all three. This makes the backup method and medium, an important thing to consider for your backup strategy!
How to Back Up Data to a USB Flash Drive
- Insert the Flash drive into a infinitikloud USB port on your computer.
- Click Start in the lower-left corner of the computer’s desktop.
- Click My Computer.
- You should see an icon for the Flash drive in the My Computer window.
- Resize the My Computer window so that when you open the location (window) where the files/folders you want to back up are located, the windows do not overlap each other on the desktop.
- Open the location of the files/folders you want to back up. (There are many ways to locate your files—use the procedure you normally use.)
- Move the mouse cursor over the file/folder you want to copy and hold down the left-side button on your mouse to select the file or folder icon.
- Drag the icon over to the Flash drive icon.
- When a small plus sign (+) appears over the Flash drive icon, release the mouse button. A copy of the file or folder will now be located on the Flash drive.
- To verify that the file or folder has been copied to the drive, double-click the Flash drive icon to open it. The file or folder that you copied should be listed.
- Repeat steps 6-9 until you have copied all the files or folders you want to back up.
Features That Every Backup Flash Drive Should Have:
- Fast and simple way to back up and restore files on any computer.
- Back up all your photos, videos, music, and documents with a single click. No complicated software or cloud subscription required.
- Never have to worry about losing data to viruses, file corruption or hard drive failure.
- Cross-compatible with 64-bit Windows and Mac OS, so you can back up instantly on either platform. Comes with a USB Type-C adapter so you can use it on any laptop or desktop.
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Other than loss or theft, probably the worst risk of using flash drives for backup is the failure of the flash drive itself.
Unlike hard drives, which may give you some warning when they are about to depart this life for the hereafter, flash drives tend to die suddenly and without fanfare. Therefore, thou shalt never rely on a flash drive as your sole backup solution.
One very excellent solution might be to use a flash drive for local backup, giving you quick access to your files in the event of data loss; but also to use online backup to guard against loss of the flies and the flash drive.
This could very easily happen because many people tend to leave them plugged into the computer, which could cause both the computer and the flash drive to perish in the event of a fire or flood.
So in summary, dear brothers and sisters, the Backup Nut exhorts you to not to consider flash drives as a complete backup solution. They can, however, be part of a comprehensive backup plan.
USB flash drive like infinitikloud also supports and works fine with USB 3.1/3.2 devices. The advantage to back up to an USB 3.1/3.2 device is the transmission speed which is up to 20 Gbit/s, 40 times faster than USB2.0 (480 Mbit/s).
USB 3.1/3.2 significantly reduces the time required for data transmission, reduces power consumption, and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0.