Custom Drive Name
A specified drive name will show up in the directory instead of the default, “Removable Disk” or “UNTITLED” or “NO NAME”. If your user’s have a lot of drives on their computer, it might not be easy to identify which is your flash drive. The volume label will show as the label of your USB drive when it is plugged into a computer. You are allowed 11 characters, excluding the following: \ / : * ? “ < > |
Our Data Loading service is FREE up to 500MB and included in all our service packages upon your request. Additional charges may apply if your overall data size exceeds our Free data threshold.
What format should the data be in?
If you are sending the data by email, FTP or providing a download link, then data should be provided as one .zip folder. Upon receipt, we will unzip the folder and add the resulting contents onto each Flash Drive. This way the data will retain the exact folder structure you intended. If you are sending the data by post on a CD, DVD or Flash Drive then there is no need to zip the data.
Please be sure to know the size of your data, to be sure it will fit on the drive size that you purchase. The chart below will show you what the estimated usable capacity will be on the size of USB you choose:
Before You Submit Your Preloading Material
We prefer that all of your preloading content is collected prior to submission. Please be sure that your files are organized how you want them to appear on the drive. This includes file names, formats and folder structure.
PLEASE NOTE: Any changes requested after submitting your preloading materials may result in multimedia development fees & time delays.
Standard Data Loading
We can preload any data file to your custom shape USB or the logo usb flash drive (i.e. software demo, music, photos, PowerPoint slideshows, movie clips, and PDF product brochures). With basic data loading, files can be removed by users to free up flash drive space. Check out “Non-Erasable Content” options if you want to prevent your content from being removed.
Non-Erasable Data Loading
Any files loaded on the USB Flash Drives can only be read and opened, but not erased by the user. There are two options:
Fully Locked: This completely prevents the user from adding or removing any files. The flash drive would only be used to share the content that you choose to add.
Partitioned: Only a section of the flash drive is locked (enough to store your data). The rest of the space on the custom flash drive can be used to store the user’s personal data.
USB Capacity Guide
How much information can a custom USB flash drive really hold? We´ve put together a chart that shows how many photos, documents, songs and videos your personalized USB drives can carry.
*Please keep in mind that these charts are based on an average file size and may vary slightly for you.
How do I send my data files to you?
- Less than 10MB: Send by email. If the data is below 10MB in size, you can email it straight to your USB Canada account manager. Please send the data in a single .zip folder if possible (especially if there are several files).
- 10MB – 2GB: If you have larger data to load you can use free online data service providers such as Dropbox or Wetransfer. Simply provide a link for us to download your files: If the data is too big to email (e.g. more than 10MB) then you can provide us a link from which we can download it if you have access to your own web space. The link should be to a single .zip folder containing the data. Some customers prefer to give us login details to an FTP location from which to download the data.
- >2GB: Send by mail or FTP. You can post us the data on a CD, DVD or USB Flash Drive for data sets larger than 2GB. Please send the data to the following address:
970 Montee de Liesse,
Saint-Laurent QC (Canada) H4T 1W7
Unique Serial ID Drives
With our vast selection of USB looks and colours, we have you totally covered. You can literally create any type of custom flash drives imaginable with our help. We also offer custom body colors if you are using one of our popular USB styles. Ask your Account Manager if you are interested in knowing more about it.
Laser Engraving and Hot Stamp
If you want a flash drive that is made from metal, wood, or leather, you should definitely consider a special imprint that will give your USB flash product that extra touch. We can use processes such as laser engraving for metal and wood and hot stamp for leather.