The Best USB Flash Drives

There are quite a few things to mull over when looking at USB flash drives.

With so many cloud storage systems like Dropbox and Google Drive, why would anyone want a USB flash drive in the first place? Well, for most people, saving and transferring large file/s is still burdensome using online systems. A USB flash drive, on the other hand, gives you an effortless way to transfer large amounts of data, together with photos, music, documents and videos.

Let us help you pick from some of the finest flash drives.

SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 Flash Drive


It is a small flash memory stick with 64GB of data storage capacity. It’s competent of fast read speeds of up to 190MB/s, with lower write speeds. The drive has a USB 3.0 interface for fast transfer of HD videos, photos and other large files. Password protection with SanDisk SecureAccess software escorts your personal data and grants peace of mind.

Corsair’s Flash Voyager GT 


The GTX series fetches the SSD controllers to the flash drive market. Pairing it with a SATA – USB 3.0 bridge permits them to set benchmark records for their product line. It has features like Backward Compatibility with USB 2.0, Plug & Play, Durable and Shock Resistant, Water Resistant, Integrated Loop to Connect Keychain and Shock 40G.

Transcend JetFlash 700 32 GB Pen Drive


The Transcend JetFlash 700 has a packed in USB 3.0 flash drive that measures 2 x 0.9 x 6.95 cm and sells for a moderately low price. No precise read and write performances are promised on the spec sheet, but with a USB 3.0 interface, it should handle a read speed of 70 MBps without too much trouble. The design is pretty descent, with a detachable cap for the USB connector. You’ll therefore need to be careful not to lose it.

Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 32GB


The DataTraveler has a surfeit of features and exceptional 4K read and write performance. The Kingston DataTraveler falls under the group of jagged USB flash drives, as its metal casing is quite strong. The DataTraveler is not going to blow you away with its file transfer speeds, though. Kingston tallies the maximum read speed at 135 MBps and the maximum write speed at 40 MBps. You also get access to some excellent security software. The DataTraveler comes with a cloud sync option, so your data is always in at least two places.

Lexar JumpDrive P10


This is one of the fastest USB 3.0 flash drives and is known for its dependability and compatibility, as its memory cards, card readers and USB flash drives all go through a wide-range of tests. Its retractable connector is handy if you tend to lose caps easily and it’s compatible with PCs and Macs.

One main rationale to use USB flash drives is their portability. The best ones give you notable amount of suppleness in how you manage your data, and also perform extraordinarily fast.

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by techtalks @TechTalks September 28, 2015 11:41 AM UTC


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