Technology and designing terms:
A Universal Serial Bus termed as USB which is used as an interface to connect a flash drive (data storage device), a keyboard, a mouse, a mobile set and many other sophisticated devices. Basically USB is used to connect memory drives, which are removable and even rewritable. These devices are very handy and small in size.
Weight of such devices ranging from 30 grams to up to 1.5 kgs maximum and capacity can vary from 1 GB to 2 terabytes. These devices allow 1 lakhs write/erase cycles with an extended support for 10 years.
USB are a handy replacement of floppy disks and CD ROMs. These are comparatively much faster, durable, portable, huge capacity and reliable as well. All new devices are now equipped with USB ports, all Operating systems in the market like Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, and other Unix-like systems supports USB ports. USB drives with USB 2.0 support can store more data and transfer faster than much larger optical disc drives like CD-RW or DVD-RW drives.
In USB there are no mechanical parts, the read and write happens over the flash drive using the system commands which makes is very fast instead of tape drive which has read/write head which keeps on moving over the tape makes it bit slow. Flash drives are very robust mechanically. USB has a tiny circuit board and connector stored in insulated plastic body. USB flash drives draw power from the computer via the USB connection.
USB drivers are usually by default by the product provider, in case the USB port is malfunctioning only in that case we need to reinstall these drivers. These are the light weight software which are freely available over web can be directly installed without any hassles. Manufacturers are constantly updating and improving performance of their devices and the only way to make use of this is by having the latest system drivers.
Obviously going online and checking for new drivers all the time is not desirable so you can automate this process by selecting automatic driver updating in windows setting. For better designs of USB drivers click here
There are many tools available for monitoring which constantly checks the health of this drivers and updating appropriately so you can upgrade and add or remove components in your computer while continuing to run without a hitch. If your USB is fairly new, it may be possible to download individual USB driver files directly from the manufacturer without incurring additional charges. If you are having problems locating the correct driver, or are unsure of the exact model, we suggest you run this system scan first.
Important note that you know the exact model of your USB that you would like to update to prevent possible damage to your system. It is always advices able to purchase a reputed brand USB, so the user will get proper Drivers for USB readily available over web and the service provided in case of any fault or problem will be rectified quickly. These reputed brands are more reliable service provider than others.
Summary: USB driver which is also called as keychain drive or flash drive is a handy and a very convenient storage device and can be replaced with zip drive disk, floppy disk or CD.