Comment 4 for bug 275138

Luca Ferretti (elle.uca) wrote :

GVFS (and maybe HAL) is using "thumb drive" or "USB drive". Disc is for stuff like CD or DVD.

See code in gvfs/monitor/hal/ghaldrive.c and, if i remember well, search on nautilus mailing list for a David Zeuther mail with him research about names to use.

Besides the wikipedia statement "By August 2008, "USB flash drive" or simply "UFD" had emerged as a de facto standard term for these devices" don't seems to me really trustworthy, note the [citation need]...