Serial Numbers

Memory sticks - don’t just brand them, number them too

Celebrity USB with Serial Number

There are times when you will need to know exactly who has been given a particular branded memory stick. Sometimes it is because you want to “bind the memory stick” to a particular customer, member of staff or a student, or sometimes it is simply to help you keep track of where they have gone. This is particularly useful when dealing with confidential or sensitive material that you need to keep track of in case of a leak or loss.

Engraving or printing a unique serial number or a sequential tracking number on every memory stick that carries your brand is relatively straightforward and it is a service that we offer at USB2U.

Where the serial number is printed, how it is printed, the number of characters available and the impact on lead times does vary from memory stick to another, so it is best if we talk through your requirements. Your assigned account manager will discuss the options with you and then provide you with both a detailed quote and a mock-up to help you make your decision.

Our customers have found serial numbers on their branded memory sticks useful in the following situations:

  • Kingston’s DataTraveler®In addition to printing a unique serial number on each memory stick it is also possible to include a signature strip. This allows the stick to be personalised quickly and easily by the recipient. Universities, for examples, often ask for flash drives to carry a unique serial number so that they can link the flash drives they distribute to a particular student. This is not to track the usage of the flash drives but simply to allow them to return the flash drive to the student in the event of it being lost.
  • Companies distributing sensitive data on their branded memory sticks have occasionally asked for them to be serial numbered so that they can trace them back to the recipient in the event of loss.
  • Segmenting data. Say you have ordered 1000 printed memory sticks and want to load different data sets onto each, it is useful to have them numbered so that you can separate them into batches and record which batch (based on a serial number range) carries which set of data.

If you are looking for branded memory sticks with serial numbers or signature strips the give us a call on 0800 008 7079

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