If you need a little more storage for transferring data between machines, or for easy storage additions to devices like routers or consoles then you are going to need a USB flash drive.
You might be a little overwhelmed when looking at the options for a new USB flash drive, so we have come up with this list of what we consider to be the best USB flash drives of 2017.
Check them out below.
Samsung T3 SSD
The Samsung T3 SSD is an external SSD drive that is widely-considered to be one of the best options for expanding the sotrage of any device, featuring 3D V-NAND technology with USB 3.1 connectivity for fantastic 450 MB/s read speeds and 450 MB/s write speeds, along with 21K IOPS and 2Wh MTBF with 256-bit AES encryption and either 500GB or 2TB of storage.
BUY FROM AMAZON – FROM £159
SanDisk Ultra Fit CZ43
If you are looking for something a little more compact then you might be interested in the SanDisk Ultra Fit CZ43, which offers 32/64/128GB of storage with a USB 3.0 connection for read speeds of 150 MB/s.
BUY FROM AMAZON – FROM £9.99
PNY T3 ATTACHE USB Flash Drive
PNY also has a great-looking and extremly compact USB flash drive to offer, called the T3 ATTACHE, it uses a USB 3.0 connection for fantastic speeds from an extremly compact yet sleek design that uses steel and features a key-ring hole.
BUY FROM AMAZON – FROM £8.25
PNY Loop Attache
The PNY Loop Attache is an extremly interesting USB flash drive, featuring a unique clip design that makes it great for clipping onto your keys or bag and that comes with USB 3.0 connectivity and read speeds of 115 MB/s.
BUY FROM AMAZON – FROM £11.95
Patriot Supersonic Rage 2
The Supersonic Rage 2 from Patriot is an extreme USB flash drive with an extreme name and extreme specifications, featuring 128/256GB of storage with 400MB/s read speeds, 200MB/s write speeds and a rugged design for protection.
BUY FROM AMAZON – FROM £47.95
Patriot Supersonic Rage
If you want something a little cheaper but still quite extreme than the original Supersonic Rage from Patriot might be a better option for you, however, it does only have 32/64GB capacity with up to 180MB/s read speeds
and up to 50MB/s write speeds.
BUY FROM AMAZON – FROM £14.99
Patriot Supersonic Mega 512GB USB flash drive
And Patriot isn’t finished there. If you want extreme storage in a compact flash drive design then you should definitely check out their Supersonic Mega, which features up to 512GB of storage in a compact design with up to 380MB/s read speeds and up to 70MB/s write speeds.
BUY FROM AMAZON – FROM £159.99
Kingston Technology DataTraveler 100 G3
The 3rd generation of the Kingston Technology DataTraveler 100 USB flash drive features USB 3.1 connectiivty with 8/16/32/64/128GB storage options at a decent price.
BUY FROM AMAZON – FROM £4.88
SanDisk Extreme CZ80
It’s not just Patriot that has some extreme USB flash drives, so does SanDisk with the Extreme CZ80, with up to 245 MB/s read speed and up to 190 MB/s write speeds and 16 GB; 32 GB; 64 GB and 128 GB capacities.
BUY FROM AMAZON – FROM £19
SanDisk Ultra dual USB flash drive
The SanDisk Ultra dual USB flash drive allows you to expand your storage and swap it between a microUSB and USB device, with up to 256GB of storage and up to 130MB/s speeds.
BUY FROM AMAZON – FROM £7.44
SanDisk iXpand USB flash drive for iPhone and iPad
SanDisk also makes a USB flash drive option for iOS devices, called the iXpand, it works with both the iPhone and iPad and offers up to 256GB of extra storage.
BUY FROM AMAZON – FROM £29.99