Something made me curious again.

There is a device that you can stick into your computer that can hold information but it is called two different names but mean the same thing, a Flash Drive and a Thumb Drive.

Now I may be dumb at times but my question is ‘why does it have two names that mean the same exact thing?’ They should just call it one or the other.

I call it a Flash Drive, which is appropriate because it can store video and files on it. Makes sense to me.

A Thumb Drive sounds like your either driving a car with only your thumb or that you have an external hard drive built into your thumb.

I have never understood the term Thumb Drive. Maybe because you use your thumb to push and pull it out of your computer and it is as big as your thumb.

I don’t know.

Flash drive just makes more sense to me and I grew up hearing it called a Flash Drive more.

I will probably get different answers for the term Thumb Drive but I will always think of people just using their thumbs to drive their cars.

Oh well, maybe some things are just better to be left a mystery to me.