How to Use a Memory Stick

Memory Stick is a separable flash memory card, introduced by Sony. It is similar to floppy drives and you can save the data, erase and reword on it. Nowadays, this storeroom is getting very popular because of its high data storage capacity and faster transmit rate. Memory Sticks are also used as the storage for portable devices so that the computer can easily access it.

For example, Sony digital cameras use Memory Sticks for storing image files and enable the user to copy the images to the computer. Most of the recent operating system platforms support the device instantly when it is plugged into the USB port of the PC and it is fairly a simpler task to use it.

To use a memory stick in your computer, below are the vital steps:

  • The first steps are the removal of the device cap and insertion of the device to the computer through its USB ports that may be positioned either at the front or back panels of the computer. If it is inserted correctly, the device will light and the system sends a verification message “new hardware is found” to indicate that the device is now ready to use and it may be named as F, G or H based on the other drives in your computer.
  • Now you can view its content by double click on it and explore it by the same manner as a floppy disk, hard drive, DVD or a CD drive. You can then transmit and bank data on the device similar to other storage devices. For example, to store a file from the computer to the device there are two methods can be possible: copy the file that you want to store and paste it in the correct folder of your device. One more way is, make a right click on the file that you want to store and choose Send To option from the drop-down menu to select your memory stick as the target.
  • Once the data transfer is over and want to remove the device, you should never just pull out the memory stick since it may loss the data stored in it. To remove the device, you should click on the Safely Remove Hardware icon that looks like a drive with a green arrow over it and present in the lower right-hand corner of your desktop.
  • This icon then shows the different drives that are currently in use and you have to click on drive to remove then press the Stop button to stop its use. Now your computer may tell you to remove your memory stick, and then you just pull it out of the port. After unplugging the device, put on the cap or veil the USB plug to guard it from promising harm.

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About the Author: Justin Belden is a freelance web & graphic designer with over 15 years' experience. He is also an Avid member of the Design/Development community and a Serial Blogger who loves to help people by sharing interesting and informative tips and trick related to computer and technology.

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