Can a Thumb Drive Go Though Airport Security Machines Without Erasing the Data?

Answer Airport security machines use X-rays, which do not damage or erase the data on thumb drives. However, it is possible that a metal detector could cause data to be lost. For the most part, taking a t... Read More »

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How do I back up the data on a flash thumb drive?

Attach your USB flash thumb drive to an available USB port on your computer. Click the "Start" button located at the bottom left of your Windows screen. Select the flash drive from the list of opti... Read More »

What is the difference between a flash drive& a thumb drive?

Flash drives and thumb drives are very similar in that they are compact devices that allow a computer user to load and transport files from one computer to another. They are both Macintosh (Mac) an... Read More »

Does my purse go through airport x-ray machines?

All items that are carried onto a plane must go through the x-ray machine. This includes purses, laptops, cameras, pagers, cell phones and luggage. Security can also ask for a visual of items insid... Read More »

Do airport x-ray machines damage slr cameras or lenses?

You should be fine, I've had my equipment, including memory cards, go through many times with no ill effects.