Excerpt: Floppy disks are dead – long live flash drives. We’ve all known that the days of the floppy disk have been numbered. In fact the only real reason for anyone to have a floppy drive these days is the insistence of motherboard manufacturers to use a boot disk to flash motherboard BIOS’s. Yes there are still some out there who use floppy disks to transfer files with, but all told, these disks just don’t have the capacity nor the durability that people need.
Conclusion: Conclusion USB flash drives are a convenient way to carry files from place to place, PC to PC. They're still a little expensive considering how much they hold but worth it for the ease of use and small size. Many manufacturers offer mail-in rebates from time to time to attract consumers to jump onto the new technology. Crucial's Gizmo series doesn't provide the speed or capacity of some competing drives but the limited lifetime warranty is hard to beat.