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    doingresearch is offline Junior Member
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    in or on the handy drive

    i was hesitating when writing an email to ask a friend of mine to find out my handy drive. so we should use "data on the handy drive" or "in the handy drive?"
    mant thx

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    Re: in or on the handy drive

    Quote Originally Posted by doingresearch View Post
    I was hesitating when writing an email to ask a friend of mine to find out about my handy drive. So we Should I use "data on the handy drive" or "in the handy drive"?
    mant thx Many thanks.
    I always refer to information being stored on my hard drive/external drive/pen drive etc.

    What is a handy drive?!

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    Re: in or on the handy drive

    What is a handy drive?!
    I've seen the term used for both USB Flash drives and external USB hard drives, though I haven't heard native speakers using it.

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    Re: in or on the handy drive

    Many thanks for your editing, i love that, apart from your answer.
    Yes, i should have used a flash drive, where did i get that word from ?

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    Re: in or on the handy drive

    It's actually quite a good term- it deserves to be adopted.

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