Question What is a UDisk and why do my USB flash drives show up as one?

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The definition online for a UDisk is a hard drive with a USB interface.
When I have a (USB) flash drive in my computer, the BIOS/UEFI shows it as a UDisk.
If I start up my PC and tap the key for the boot selection option with a bootable flash drive inserted, the flash drive shows up as a UDisk.
If they are the same thing, why the odd name "UDisk"?
 

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I bought the drives new from Amazon. No-name drives. But it doesn't matter which of my flash drives I use. Old ones I've had for months (years), or recently purchased ones. Cheapies, or rather expensive ones.
 

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