FAQsDo we format as Removable Storage or Local Disk?

Our USB Flash Drives can be supplied formatted either as 'Removable Storage' or as a 'Dual Zone'.

We format Flash Drives as 'Removable Storage' by default, unless you let us know you have data which needs to AutoRun in which case we can format the drives as 'Dual Zone'.

Advantage of Removable Storage:
Some network administrators may want to control use of USB Flash Drives on their internal Network. This can sometimes be easier to administrate if the Flash Drives appear as removable storage. Removable Storage does not support AutoRun, however it's the generally accepted industry standard formatting for USB drives.

Advantage of Dual Zone:
The locked partition of a Dual Zone Flash Drive can support AutoRun. You can read about some benefits of AutoRun here.

Summary Table:
Removable Storage Universal Disk Format (CDROM)
Default Formatting tick
Formatting when you require AutoRun
(e.g. Drive with 2 partitions)
(User Partition)
(Locked partition)