Glossary

Refer to our glossary for any unknown terms or references in our USB Packaging website. Any further questions, please contact us! 

Auto Run – The auto run sequence starts with the initial discovery of a new device or new piece of media. Following this, notification of interested parties occurs, of which the Windows Explorer shell is of primary interest.

Data Preload – we offer up to 256MB in data pre-loading to be included in your order. Data preloading, also known as duplicating, is the process of loading data onto your USB flash drive. Pre-loading data can be done in mass quantities in a very short amount of time by using USB duplicating machines

Drive Partitioning – is the act of dividing a  drive into multiple logical storage units referred to as partitions, to treat one physical drive as if it were multiple, so that different file systems can be used on each partition.

Flash Drive – is a data storage device that includes flash memory with an integrated Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface. USB flash drives are typically removable and rewritable, and physically much smaller than an optical disc. Most weigh less than 30 grams (1.1 oz)

FlashPac – The Flash Pac is a super clear durable USB drive case very similar to a DVD or Blu-ray case. It holds standard sized thumb drives and even has a holder for a flash drive cap. The inside front cover features literature clips giving you the flexibility to add an insert flyer, booklet or brochure.

FlashPad – customized with your artwork on the outside and inside the case. The die-cut foam holds most standard USB Drives and can be customized to fit multiple drives as well. The Flash Pad™ is an option that features turned edge technology to provide value to your product and brand.

Gigabyteis a multiple of the unit byte for digital information storage. The prefix giga means 109,therefore 1 gigabyte is 1,000,000,000 bytes. The unit symbol for the gigabyte is GB.

Injection Molded – a manufacturing process for producing parts by injecting material into a mold. Injection molding can be performed with a host of materials, including metals, glasses, elastomers, confections, and most commonly thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers

Megabyte – symbol MB, is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information storage or transmission with three different values depending on context: 1048576 bytes (220) generally for computer memory; one million bytes (106) generally for computer storage; and in rare cases 1000×1024 bytes. The IEEE Standards Board has confirmed that mega means 1000000, with exceptions allowed for the base-two meaning if defined explicitly

Non-Delete – your information cannot be deleted from drive. The non-delete USB drive option is also called locking. When data is preloaded onto a flash drive it can be locked so that users cannot delete the data. It’s most common application is in promotional USB drives.

Screen Printing – is a printing technique that uses a woven mesh to support an ink-blocking stencil to receive a desired image. The attached stencil forms open areas of mesh that transfer ink or other printable materials which can be pressed through the mesh as a sharp-edged image onto a substrate

sFlash – similar in size to a DVD case. Case comes with pre-cut foam to hold standard sized flash drives. sFlash cases also have a clear overlay around the outside of the case that allow you to slide your own artwork in for a custom look.

Swivel Drive – a compact flash device that features a “never lose” swivel cap and a sophisticated, professional design. Attach to your keychain, slip it into your pocket, or toss it into your briefcase. It weighs less than one-half ounce.

Thermoforming – a manufacturing process where a plastic sheet is heated to a pliable forming temperature. Formed to a specific shape in a mold, and trimmed to create a usable packaging product

Universal Serial Bus – (USB) is an industry standard developed in the mid-90s defines cables, connectors and communication protocols used in a bus for connection, communication and power supply between computers and electronic devices. It was designed to standardize the connection of computer peripherals (including keyboards, pointing devices, digital cameras, printers, portable media players, disk drives and network adapters) to personal computers. It has become commonplace on other devices, such as smart phones, PDAs and video game consoles. USB has effectively replaced a variety of earlier interfaces, such as serial and parallel ports, as well as separate power chargers for portable devices.