The Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 is a complete overhaul of the Universal Serial Bus input/output bus protocol which allows much higher speeds than the older USB 1.1 standard did.

The goal of the new serial bus is to broaden the range of external peripherals that can be used on a computer. A portable hard drive, for instance, can easily hit a bottleneck on USB 1.1 whereas it becomes more ‘usable’ under USB 2.0 conditions.

Holds up to 2GB of Data

Flash drives will deliver faster reads and writes, ideal for advanced users, photography professionals and enthusiasts. Of course, to achieve the performance benefit of faster Flash cards or USB Flash drives, users must have compatible high-speed devices and properly configured computers.

 HP V100W 2GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive HP has created this kind of pocket-size storage media that will give you a fast transfer rate of 480 Mbps.

HP, a leading technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions around the world, has launched its pocket-size flash drive. This nimble device is definitely ideal for storage of data, music, photos, documents and videos because it is reliable, portable and efficient to use.

The Universal Serial Bus is emerging as the preferred interface to connect Flash drives to computers. The USB 2.0 specification includes backward compatibility with USB 1.1, as is used in the HP V100W USB Flash Drive. Since it is a USB 2.0 flash drive, expect that it has a transfer rate of 480 Mbps in burst mode. With regards to operating systems, the HP USB Flash Drive is compatible with Microsoft Windows XP, Vista and Mac OS 9/10.5.

The HP V100W USB Flash Drive has a data capacity of 2GB. It provides high-volume data storage in a very small form factor. This flexibility makes it ideal for consumer use where portability and convenience are important.

Furthermore, this HP Flash Drive has plug-and-play support. With plug-and-play technology and a compatible computer operating system, this flash storage device can be inserted into a computer and is quickly recognized and accessed by the computer. It also has hot-swapping support. Hot-swapping allows the plugging or unplugging of the Flash storage devices into a compatible computer without needing to power off and start the computer. This feature enhances the portability and convenience of this storage device for transferring data, pictures or music between two computers.

Another feature of the HP Flash Drive is the low power consumption. Unlike standard DRAM memory that needs to be constantly powered on to maintain its data, flash memory is non-volatile and does not require power to maintain its data. Flash memory’s low power consumption results in longer battery life for the host device.

The HP V100W USB Flash Drive features a sleek and stylish black or white glossy design. It provides easy access to your information in an affordable, convenient device. Take advantage of its high transfer speed and large storage space to carry and move data at a fast transfer speed.

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Contributed by Joseph Espirida, Product Reviewer