With flash storage being more affordable, compact and rugged than ever, it seems common for people to routinely carry a USB drive – or six, in the case of our news editor Rick, who runs a PC repair business. Naturally, most of his drives contain bootable utilities, operating system installers, drivers and so on.

However, I know others who carry school and job-related files, portable applications, bootable OSes, music, videos, pictures, books, and personal information like passwords as well as medical and financial records (sensitive stuff is encrypted of course). Do you carry a USB drive on a daily basis and if so, what's on it?

**USB drive images via ShutterStock