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I flash... But, illumination is not always to be found
I recall... Yet, others give me amnesia
I am little... Still, I can be quite large
I will carry things for you... Conversely, I must receive them first
I communicate very fast... Still, you prefer it that way
I am bigger than my older brothers... Yet, I am much smaller than they
I used to only have one friend... But, I now play with many

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Is it a

USB Drive

I flash... But, illumination is not always to be found

Also called Flash drives

I recall... Yet, others give me amnesia

Memory storage, and deletion

I am little... Still, I can be quite large

Finger sized, but with many gigs of space

I will carry things for you... Conversely, I must receive them first

Portable information store

I communicate very fast... Still, you prefer it that way

USB protocols are getting faster

I am bigger than my older brothers... Yet, I am much smaller than they

More memory, less physical size than earlier portable storage CD/Floppy

I used to only have one friend... But, I now play with many

Started out only really working with PCs, now work with many devices.

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  • $\begingroup$ Well, that was quick haha. You're correct. Although line 1 isn't the clue I had in mind. Also, I have a little hidden clue :P $\endgroup$ – dcfyj Sep 9 '16 at 15:02
  • $\begingroup$ @dcfyj Maybe you were referring to damaged ones. $\endgroup$ – ThEBiShOp Sep 9 '16 at 15:10
  • $\begingroup$ The clue flash might be understood here as blinking [led] indicating activity. It is not mandatory though, to have one. $\endgroup$ – Matsmath Sep 9 '16 at 15:53
  • $\begingroup$ The led is the reason I put the second half of that line, to help people realize that "Flash" wasn't talking about lights. $\endgroup$ – dcfyj Sep 9 '16 at 17:51
  • $\begingroup$ I assume it has more to do with the fact that... hfo qevirf ner pnyyrq synfu qevirf orpnhfr gurl hfr synfu zrzbel (pnyyrq guvf orpnhfr bs ubj snfg gurl pbhyq jevgr) (Rot13) (Source: Quora but don't want to post the link since it has a clue about the riddle in it) uggcf://jjj.dhben.pbz/Jul-vf-synfu-zrzbel-pnyyrq-fb $\endgroup$ – yitzih Sep 9 '16 at 17:55
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Are you

A computer (or USB system)

I recall... Yet, others give me amnesia

Save and deleting stuff

I am little... Still, I can be quite large

Computer (or USB) of all size

I will carry things for you... Conversely, I must receive them first

Got your file

I communicate very fast... Still, you prefer it that way

NEEEED RAM (or USB3)

I am bigger than my older brothers... Yet, I am much smaller than they

Much bigger RAM (bytes), but smaller

I used to only have one friend... But, I now play with many

Only one user. But now connected

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  • $\begingroup$ All the "I"s refer to the same object, you're jumping to different things. $\endgroup$ – dcfyj Sep 9 '16 at 15:00
  • $\begingroup$ You also skipped the first line entirely. $\endgroup$ – dcfyj Sep 9 '16 at 15:15

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