Category: Storage and Hard Drive
Manufacturer: Buffalo Technology (USA), Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 76 KB
Operating System: Windows 98, Windows 98SE
Latest Version / Release Date: 4 / 06 Feb 2007
Generally a flash disk like the BUFFALO USB Flash Disk consists of two main components, the flash memory data storage and the Universal Serial Bus interface. Normally the Universal Serial Bus component is compliant to version 2.0 or older allowing for the deployment of the supported hardware component even in older computing systems. The flash memory data storage component presents the computer user with a rewritable and removable storage space that is comparatively smaller that conventional removable storage devices but with a relatively bigger storage space. Normally these types of hardware components support a predetermined write and erase cycles including a specific data retention period. The device driver of this particular hardware component is commonly supported by the protocols of most mainstream operating system platforms. In general these types of hardware components are also considered more durable than their counterparts because they do not make use of moving parts contributing to better reliability.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
Normally these types of removable storage devices are used to make data available to mobile computer users. However, the BUFFALO USB Flash Disk also presents alternative usage for this type of hardware component. Provided that the appropriate device driver is installed into the host computer system, this hardware component can be used to deliver an encryption method based on a proprietary software application technology. The deployment of this encryption algorithm supported by the device driver allows the computer user to protect local hard drives, folders, and specific files among others. This presents the computer user with an added level of security that supplements any existing measures implemented by the underlying operating system as well as the built-in security measures of the mobile or desktop computer system. In some instances these types of hardware components are also used as a type of activation key that must be present in the Universal Serial Bus interface port of the host computer system in order to launch a specific program. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and BUFFALO USB Flash Disk errors before installing any driver updates.