How to always plug in a USB Drive the right way

1 month ago

USB devices have long been part of our technological arsenal, they allow us to transport data from one location to another, or even utilise a different piece of hardware that doesn't come with the computer itself, but how annoying is it when you put it in the wrong way?

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The answer, in short, is very, yet there is a simple life-hack to ensure that you never again fall victim to the embarrassment of pushing a USB Drive into the USB port only for it to go in halfway, ensuring you must withdraw and start the process again.

Why does this happen?

Well, the simple reason is that as with plug sockets for electrical equipment, there is a required format of circuits which need to all match up for a device to work.

In order for a computer to recognise a USB Device, the circuit board inside the device must touch and match up with the appropriate area of the actual computer, almost like a jigsaw piece.

If you try and force a jigsaw piece, it will never settle correctly with the corresponding pieces, and the same logic applies here.

How do I always plug in the correct way?

Blogger Royce Eddington recently made a discovery that few had ever noticed before, and that is every single USB cable in circulation actually tells you which way is up for the specific device.

The key is to look at the top of your cable where on one side there will be the manufacturer's logo and on the other is the USB symbol, which looks like three traffic arrows.

The USB Cable always plugs in with the USV symbol facing up on your computer, if you have a vertical monitor then the USB cable always plugs in with the USB symbol facing you.

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