What are the best USB 3.0 flash drives?

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    #1Samsung MUF-128BA/AM

    Samsung MUF-128BA/AM

    Samsung MUF-128BA/AM has 128 GB using NAND Flash Technology and up to 150MB/s data transfer speed. It features waterproof, shockproof and magnet proof design.  

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    Christina Santos
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "It has a lot of space is an interesting design. It is sleek but looks easy to misplace. Good price but there may be more suited devices available"
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    #2SanDisk Ultra SDCZ48-256G-U46

    SanDisk Ultra SDCZ48-256G-U46

    SanDisk Ultra SDCZ48-256G-U46 has a unique style and can read speed up to 100 MB/s2. Its storage is 256GB. It includes SanDisk SecureAccess and provides 128-bit AES encryption. 

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    Ronald Rice
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "Unique look and a ton of storage available in this little package. The loop makes it easy to keep up with as well."
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    #3SanDisk Ultra Fit SDCZ43-128G-GAM46

    SanDisk Ultra Fit SDCZ43-128G-GAM46

    SanDisk Ultra Fit SDCZ43-128G-GAM46 has 128GB and uses SanDisk SecureAccess software. It has data transfer speed up to 150MB/s which is 15 times faster than USB 2.0 flash drives. 

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    Richard McDonald
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "SanDisk is a world renowned company when it comes to memory/storage devices. This model has a ton of capacity with fast speeds and a nice small form factor."
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    #4SanDisk Ultra Flair SDCZ73-016G-G46

    SanDisk Ultra Flair SDCZ73-016G-G46

    SanDisk Ultra Flair SDCZ73-016G-G46 spends up to 130MB/s data transfer speed which is 15 times faster than USB 2.0 flash drives. It features durable metal casing and has a 5-year limited warranty.

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    Marilyn Schneider
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "SanDisk Ultra Flair is a fantastic flash drive. Reliable and fast is what you want out of a flash drive, this has a low failure rate in my experience and is one of the faster 3.0 drives available for the lower price. Biggest thing to watch, which is a problem for most flash drives, is for the heat factor, watch you fingers!"
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    #5PNY Turbo P-FD64GTBOP-GE

    PNY Turbo P-FD64GTBOP-GE

    PNY Turbo is the perfect USB 3.0 which has 64 GB and 10 times faster transfer speed than USB 2.0 flash drive. It features a sliding collar cap design for preventing in losing its cap. 

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    Nathan Robinson
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "The PNY Turbo is a great usb drive. It has usb 3.0 so it's 10 times faster then standard USB 2.0. it also comes with 64gb of storage which is more than enough for today's music,pictures,and documents. You will enjoy the sleek casing and how small it is. And you will never lose the top cap because of sliding cap technology"
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    #6SanDisk iXpand SDIX30C-128G-GN6NE

    SanDisk iXpand SDIX30C-128G-GN6NE

    SanDisk iXpand SDIX30C-128G-GN6NE has 128GB and compatible with iPhone. It has a special feature which is a flexible connector to fit into phone cases. 

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    Shirley Bradley
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "I was looking for a USB 3.0 flash drive. The SanDisk iXpand SDIX30C-128G-GN6NE is a great awesome. The storage is perfect."
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    #7PNY Pro Elite P-FD256PRO-GE

    PNY Pro Elite P-FD256PRO-GE

    PNY Pro Elite P-FD256PRO-GE is a USB 3.0 that has 256GB and can read speeds up to 400MB/sec and write speeds up to 180MB/sec. It features capless and premium gunmetal finish design.

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    $78.99

    Rachel Alexander
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "This USB is overpriced. It's fast when it works. But you can't trust it to hold up properly over time. No better than a cheaper one."
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    #8Farsler 32GB Fingerprint-Encrypted USB Stick

    Farsler 32GB Fingerprint-Encrypted USB Stick

    Farsler 32GB Fingerprint-Encrypted USB Stick features dual storage which includes fingerprint U disk for public sector accessible after plugging in, while the hidden secure is only accessible after fingerprint recognition. USB 3.0

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    Emma Meyer
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "After using the Farsler 32GB Fingerprint-Encrypted USB Stick I am convinced that this is the solution for me. Being someone who is not tech savvy, I appreciated the ease of use. You literally plug it in and use your finger print to store. I have never used a USB Stick quite like it. "
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    #9Lexar JumpDrive S75

    Lexar JumpDrive S75

    Lexar JumpDrive S75 is a USB 3.0 that uses SuperSpeed technology. By having Encrypt Stick Lite software, this 64GB flash drive secures files and it is compatible with PC and Mac systems.

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    Kevin Fang
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "This is great. I have so many useless documents and files cluttering my rather limited capacity hard drive. I used a Freeware Archive Program and removed unused files to the flash drive, and the free space on my laptops hard drive is great!"
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    #10Lexar JumpDrive M20i

    Lexar JumpDrive M20i

    Lexar JumpDrive M20i is a 32GB USB 3.0 flash drive with a retractable 2-in-1 design. It is compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems. 

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    Doris Zheng
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Transfer all your large photo files in a few minutes, thanks to the Lexar JumpDrive M20i. It's quick, and easy, and convenient to transfer a great many photos on your device to another. It is also easily compatible to your pc or mac computer. "
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    #11Lexar JumpDrive S45

    Lexar JumpDrive S45 is a 32 GB USB 3.0 flash drive compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems. It features 256-bit AES encryption.

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    Sharon Johnson
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "It performs well. Some things to be aware of it lacks a indicator light and doesn't have a hole for a lanyard. "
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    #12Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3

    Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 is a 16GB USB 3.0 flash drive that has dual compatibility with USB 2.0 for accessibility. This flash drive is also available in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB. 

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    $10

    Kevin Andrews
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Works just as well as any other flash drive but I would steer away from the higher capacity USBs. They are not worth the price and for such a high storage capacity I'd expect a sturdier packaging. I think the 128 GB would be made with stronger material because it can be wiped away with a single hardware problem. The 16GB (100 G3) is good though, great price even when you consider shipping. I haven't had a problem with it despite months of constant use."
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    #13Lexar JumpDrive S57

    Lexar JumpDrive S57

    Lexar JumpDrive S57 is a 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive that uses SuperSpeed technology for faster file transfers. It is compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems. 

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    Billy Boyd
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "This drive is an older model that may not be widely available at present as of April 2018. The SanDisk Extreme CZ80, SanDisk Extreme PRO 128 GB Drive, Samsung 32GB Metal Flash Drive and seem to be best rated. Many do not prefer the sliding protector as opposed to the cap. Regardless, the read speed is okay, the write speed likely could be faster. "
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    #14RAMPOW T01

    RAMPOW T01

    The RAMPOW T01 is a power-sharing cable manufactured by Rampow. It is USB 3.0-certified and compatible with devices such as Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus/S8/S8 Plus/Note 8, Xperia XZ2, and LG V30/V20.

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    Amanda Phillips
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "pretty good reviews and price"
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    #15Lexar JumpDrive S73

    Lexar JumpDrive S73

    Lexar JumpDrive S73 is a 128GB with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology flash drive and compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems. It features a retractable connector. 

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    Jacob Allen
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "If you need a flash drive, grab this Lexar Jumpdrive. It has a huge amount of space, 128 GB. That is bigger than most hard drives a few years ago. Transfer rates from this drive are faster than I have ever seen from a flash drive. You can load up so much data, or video, or music ,or whatever you need onto this drive. Such a great product. "
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    #16Lexar JumpDrive S35

    Lexar JumpDrive S35

    Lexar JumpDrive S35 is a flash drive that uses SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology and secures file using Encrypt Stick Lite software with 256-bit AES. 

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    Michael Robinson
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I don't think there's too much to say about this drive. It works reliably, speeds are great, colors are nice and it's cheap. I've had it for a few weeks and transfer movies back and forth about twice a week and it's not let me down yet."
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    #17Toshiba PFU016U-1BCK

    Toshiba PFU016U-1BCK

    Toshiba PFU016U-1BCK is a 16GB USB 3.0 flash drive that is compatible with Mac operating system. It features NAND Flash Memory technology for high-speed data transfer. 

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    Diane Coleman
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "The Toshiba PFU016U flash drive has the newest technology, USB 3.0. It is a nice sized flash drive and also has a hole so you can put it on a key chain or lanyard. This model only has 16 GB but also comes in 32 GB. I have used this Toshiba model for a few weeks now and have had no problems with it. It's plug and play, and easy to use. Highly recommend."
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    #18Toshiba TransMemory PFU064U-1BDS

    Toshiba TransMemory PFU064U-1BDS

    Toshiba TransMemory PFU064U-1BDS is a 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive that is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems. 

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    Ethan Shaw
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I needed a new flash drive to help store some business files to bring back and forth from home to work. I searched for the best USB 3.0 flash drives and found the Toshiba TransMemory PFU064U-1BDS. I liked how it had 64GB of memory and was compatible with both Windows and Mac. Unfortunately, I never got it to format for Macbook at home. It worked well for my windows computer at work, but I never got it to function right on my Macbook. Ultimately I was forced to find a different flash drive. "
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    #19USB Flash Drives B01L4EOMOA

    USB Flash Drives B01L4EOMOA

    USB Flash Drives B01L4EOMOA is a keychain pen drive with one terabyte capacity storage which is made of stainless steel to avoid changing its shape and never break. This flash drive is also waterproof. 

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    Juan Meza
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "This has 1 T of capacity! It is a great value for the price. I love the sleek look and design. I ordered several of these for gifts. "
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    #20Toshiba U363

    Toshiba U363

    Toshiba U363 is a 128GB USB 3.0 flash drive that is compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems. It has a maximum read speed of 120MB/s.

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    $62.93

    Juan Delgado
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This is a good flash drive, if you need one. It's a little expensive, but you'll likely never need another one due to its size. It reads and writes quickly, and is housed in an attractive shell. The only problem is the lack of reviews, so it's unclear how well it works really or how long it lasts, but it's worth a shot."
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    #21Kingston Data Traveler Micro Duo 3

    Kingston Data Traveler Micro Duo 3

    Kingston Data Traveler Micro Duo 3 is an on-the-go USB 3.0 flash drive that can connect with smartphones, tablets, and computers. It has a built-in rotating cap for efficiency. 

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    Anna Hernandez
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "It is small enough to fit in your pocket. It is good to keep my pictures on so it doesn't take up space on my computer. Worked well with my computer."
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    #22SanDisk Ultra Dual m3.0

    SanDisk Ultra Dual m3.0

    SanDisk Ultra Dual m3.0 is a USB 3.0 pen drive with OTG cable for easier file transfer from phone to computer. It is also compatible with Android and Apple devices. 

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    $9.99

    Terry Schneider
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "There are a lot of options out there when it comes to flash drives, so I decided to come here first and search for the best USB 3.0 flash drives. I was told to try SanDisk Ultra Dual m3.0. I purchased it and started using it as soon as it came in. It's working wonderfully."
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    #23SanDisk Extreme 32GB SDCZ80

    SanDisk Extreme 32GB SDCZ80

    SanDisk Extreme 32GB SDCZ80 features a reading speed of up to 245 MB/s and writing speed up to 100MB/s. This also includes SanDisk SecureAccess software for flash drive encryption. Compatible with USB 3.0 and 2.0.

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    Arthur Nelson
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "Yes, it's twice as expensive as the competition. But what do you get for that extra $15? Not much, just around a 10% performance increase compared with my PNY Turbo. Then again, computer accessories are all about paying exorbitant prices for modest gains in performance. Just look elsewhere if you want a bang for your buck. Personally, I sold my SanDisk Extreme for another PNY Turbo."

Summary

Best What are the best USB 3.0 flash drives
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Samsung MUF-128BA/AMElectronics 12 Paid
2SanDisk Ultra SDCZ48-256G-U46Electronics 10 Paid
3SanDisk Ultra Fit SDCZ43-128G-GAM46Electronics 9 Paid
4SanDisk Ultra Flair SDCZ73-016G-G46Electronics 7 Paid
5PNY Turbo P-FD64GTBOP-GEElectronics 5 Paid
6SanDisk iXpand SDIX30C-128G-GN6NE Electronics 4 Paid
7PNY Pro Elite P-FD256PRO-GEElectronics 2 Paid
8Farsler 32GB Fingerprint-Encrypted USB StickElectronics 1 Paid
9Lexar JumpDrive S75Electronics 1 Paid
10Lexar JumpDrive M20iElectronics 0 Paid
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