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Origin of term 'Jump drive'


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#1 GoshenBleeping

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 12:04 PM

I have used USB drives for years. Last week, someone referred to these as "jump drives". What is the origin of this term when applied to USB drives?



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 01:41 PM

I can't find an origin but I have heard all of these names. USB flash drive, data stick, pen drive, key chain drive and thumb drive, And at least a couple I can't recall at the moment.

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 01:50 PM

I believe it comes from the fact that you can jump from one computer to another one and use it hence "Jump Drive"




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