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I'm currently updating the Tag wiki for usb and found some irregularities:
usb-drive x153 – the most commonly used one, also mentions in the excerpt: "especially devices known otherwise as flash drive, USB stick, USB key and thumb"
usb-storage x20 – with no tag wiki (excerpt)
usb-flash-drive x113 – with no tag wiki (excerpt)
flash-drive x350 – "A flash drive is a storage device that consists of flash memory with an integrated USB interface"
usb-stick x6 – with no tag wiki (excerpt)
In this question we seemed to agree that usb-flash-drive is the best tag for USB sticks / pen drives.
asked Aug 23, 2011 at 7:36
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Since usb-storage has bulk quantity of questions & is more generic, I opted for the other way around. Also, usb-storage includes non-flash drives, so it was not mapped as a synonym to usb-flash-drive
answered Aug 23, 2011 at 11:30
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i'd add the flash-drive tag to the list of things meaning the same as usb stick
I think usb-drive and usb-storage are synonymous and include external HDDs -any mass storage device connecting over USB would count .
usb-stick , usb-flash-drive and flash-drive mean usb flash drives only
answered Aug 23, 2011 at 7:49
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