What are the advantages of a Flash Drive as compared to recordable CDs and DVDs (CD-R/DVD-R)?
USB ports are much more common than DVD burners so while your Flash Drive will work with almost any computer, blank media (CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, etc.) would require the hardware necessary to write data to them. Also, the process of copying files from your computer to a Flash Drive is much faster and simpler than burning a CD or DVD. What's more, Flash Drives act like portable hard drives to which you can add and delete files as many times as you like-as opposed to CD-R's and DVD-R's where you can only add data once and you cannot remove data once it is burned onto the disc. Also, unlike blank media which are sporadically faulty and deteriorate consistently over time, Flash Drives are manufactured and printed under rigorous quality control standards.