I'm currently updating the Tag wiki for and found some irregularities:

  • x153 – the most commonly used one, also mentions in the excerpt: "especially devices known otherwise as flash drive, USB stick, USB key and thumb"

  • x20 – with no tag wiki (excerpt)

  • x113 – with no tag wiki (excerpt)

  • x350 – "A flash drive is a storage device that consists of flash memory with an integrated USB interface"

  • x6 – with no tag wiki (excerpt)

In this question we seemed to agree that is the best tag for USB sticks / pen drives.


  • i'd add the [flash-drive] tag to the list tho, it does have a wiki exerpt
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Aug 23, 2011 at 7:45
  • Updated my question, makes more sense now I guess @jou
    – slhck
    Aug 23, 2011 at 8:10
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    good find, this needs some merge lovin' for sure. Aug 23, 2011 at 8:27

2 Answers 2


Since has bulk quantity of questions & is more generic, I opted for the other way around. Also, includes non-flash drives, so it was not mapped as a synonym to

  • Does make sense, cheers.
    – slhck
    Aug 23, 2011 at 11:31
  • just updated my post. @slhck
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Aug 23, 2011 at 11:34
  • Fixing the descriptions now.
    – slhck
    Aug 23, 2011 at 11:36

i'd add the tag to the list of things meaning the same as usb stick

I think and are synonymous and include external HDDs -any mass storage device connecting over USB would count .

, and mean usb flash drives only

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