Data Duplication & Uploading
Preloading data onto promotional USB flash drives is highly popular, and a great way to utilise your flash drives that are handed out at sales events, expos or conferences. We won’t charge you for USB data loading and duplication on our standard delivery service. Up to 300MB of data can be preloaded on a master copy of your flash drive and duplicated onto all of your memory sticks FREE of charge. A small charge will apply for files larger than 300MB.
When we load data onto your USB flash drives an extra quality check is performed on every USB, as our duplication machines not only copy and verify the data, they also check that the USB is working 100%. We will provide you with a full report on the amount of data loaded, and details of any failed drives.
Many types of data can be loaded onto and duplicated onto USB flash drives including but not limited to:
- PowerPoint Presentations
- Word Documents
- Excel Spreadsheets
- Media Files (music, movies etc.)
- PDF Files
- High res images
- Executable applications
You can send your preload files via post (CD/DVD/USB) to:
Data Pre-Load Department / Your Account Manager's name
Gilt Edged House
Kings Park Road
Or you can email us the data: email@example.com
Additional data loading options:
Autoruns: We don't recommend auto runs these days as many corporate networks, firewalls and antivirus software stop these from working. If you want your files to load and start automatically every time the user inserts the USB flash, we can do this for you. But please note auto-run files can only be loaded onto the flash drives during the manufacturing process. The files cannot be deleted afterwards and they can be a little annoying to the user because of their intrusive nature. So whilst auto-run files are useful, they need to be carefully considered. If you want the USB flash drives to be used over and over again then an auto-run file might not be the best solution. Also note that auto-run files typically don't work with Apple Macs, the latest version of Windows and any pre-loaded executable files may be "blocked" on a company network. Also note that auto-run files typically don't work with Apple Macs, the latest version of Windows and any pre-loaded executable files may be "blocked" on a company network.
With any flash drive it is possible to create two "virtual" drives called partitions. The benefit of partitioning your USB flash drive is that you can pre-load and protect (lock it so that it cannot be deleted) your data whilst giving the user a separate section (partition) to store their own data in. Ask your account manager for a price to partition and lock your data onto your branded USB sticks.
If you already have your own USB sticks and need them loaded with data then get in touch and we can provide a price to wipe them and reload them for you. The price is determined by the amount of data to be loaded, the size of the memory on the USB and whether the memory sticks can be supplied "bulk" or whether they are "boxed" and need unpacking and re-packing before and after copying.