What are the best USB 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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    Felipe Nava
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "The size of the USB stick is quite unique, with its silver-chrome hue, and the nifty shape lets it easily attach to any key chain or buckle. The storage space is a good bargain for the price and the USB 3.0 upload and transfer speeds are up to par with what was expected. So far it has handles every file I have thrown at it and it even comes with a useful encryption feature to protect the files you need most secure."
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    #2SanDisk 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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    Aaron Kelly
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This usb drive has been more helpful to me than expected. I bought it from an online site when I saw it for a cheap price. I have used it to store all of my important work files on it. I have been able to store all of my files on it and that only took up half the space on it. The transfer from my computer to the usb was instant and it has allowed me to work on my assignments at home."
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    #3SanDisk 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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    Tiffany Nichols
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I needed a large flash drive to transfer some large files from my old home computer to my new laptop, this fit the bill perfectly. I was quickly and easily able to use the flash drive on both computers."
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    #4Lexar 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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    Frank Jordan
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "This is made by Lexar and you should have no issues with the quality of their drives. They also make 32, 128 and 256 GB drives, so you have options depending on your needs."
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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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    #6SanDisk 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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    Vishal Pillai
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "The software isn't very good, but it isn't needed. The drive itself is great. It writes files very fast. This is an excellent choice for backup, as it reads and writes with speeds quick enough to make tedious tasks fly by. "
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    #7SanDisk 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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    Edward Barnes
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "SanDisk makes great flash drives and they do not break the bank. Very speedy with USB 3.0 and it comes with a 5 year warranty so this purchase comes with no regrets or doubts."
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    #8SanDisk 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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    Megan Meyer
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "The SanDisk iXpand has a sleek design and great storage space. The flexible connector is the best part."
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    #9PNY 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

    Grace Brewer
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "For the price I would really expect something a lot better than this. While it's huge the review are not good and I need better reassurance for my data."
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    #10Kingston Data Traveler 1GB

    Kingston Data Traveler 1GB

    This USB data traveler can store up to 1GB of information. Keep your important pictures, videos, songs and files always safe and with you with this tiny gadget. 

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    Emily Ma
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "While the size and design of this drive makes it easy to carry, its capacity is low compared to the market standard. For the same price, or in some cases even less, you could get a higher capacity drive that looks almost identical."
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    #11Vk B01KOFOMK4

    Vk B01KOFOMK4

    Vk B01KOFOMK4 is a 2.0 USB pen drive memory stick with one terabyte capacity storage which is ideal for digital storing of data. This does not require any software to use it. 

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    #12Sony USM64CA1/S

    Sony USM64CA1/S

    The Sony USM64CA1/S is a 64GB USB flash drive for Type-C and compatible with smartphones and tablets. It also works with Windows 10, 8.1, and 8.7, Mac OS X 10.8 or later, and Google Android 4.1 or later.

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    #13Maxonor USB 2.0

    Maxonor USB 2.0

    Maxonor USB 2.0 is a flash drive with one terabyte capacity storage which is easy to plug and play. This is compatible with Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OS 10+ and Linux. 

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    Brandon Douglas
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "This is a sturdy little flash drive. It is large enough for almost anything. It works great with my PC, I was able just to plug it in to the USB and it was working. It has a nice design and it works great as a backup to your laptop's hard drive."
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    #14Verbatim 43932

    Verbatim 43932

    Verbatim 43932 is an 8GB mini clip-it USB flash drive which is compatibile with all USB ports. This pen drive is dust, water and static resistant.

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    Jordan Hayes
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This flash drive is definitely one of the smallest and most durable ones I've ever used. However, in this day and age, 8GB might not be enough for you so I recommend the larger versions "
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    #15PPstore99 B01HUVDCH4

    PPstore99 B01HUVDCH4

    PPstore99 B01HUVDCH4 is a 2.0 USB flash drive memory stick with one terabyte capacity storage which has a metal swivel and a high-speed connectivity. It is also waterproof. 

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    Hemant Trivedi
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "The best USB flash drive is the PPstore99 B01HUVDCH4. It is a 1TB flash drive using 2.0 USB technology. It is waterproof and can be carried on your keychain with ease. With high speed storage and connectivity, this flash drive is value for money."
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    #16Toshiba 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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    María Luisa Zárate
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This USB flash drive does not fit into this category. It maybe the best flash drive for Mac systems, but to seems to me it has a lot of issues to iron out. The plastic casing falls apart and it does not continue to work on a regular basis. "
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    #17HP v150w (16GB)

    HP v150w (16GB) is a capless USB 2.0 flash drive that is compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8 and Mac OS 10.3 and above. 

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    $14.99

    Edward Allen
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Great usb flash drive for the price"
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    #18Kingston 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

    Ronald Cruz
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "I always trust Kingston products, so went with Kingston when I needed a flash drive. Very high quality, the speeds even exceed what I expected of USB 3.0."
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    #19HP v150w (32GB)

    HP v150w (32GB)

    HP v150w (32GB) is a capless USB 2.0 flash drive that is compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8 and Mac OS 10.3 and above.

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    $29.99

    Kathryn Foster
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Solid and all business. Not that much to add except that it does the job and that the price is more than reasonable. I've had it for a while now and it looks like it's going to live for a long time. For that type of product, I feel like the brand is really important - you go with a brand you trust. They have the means to mass produce good quality at a lower price point, and that is exactly what the USB drive is. Just good, decent stuff."
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    #20Kingston DataTraveler 101 G2

    Kingston DataTraveler 101 G2

    The Kingston DataTraveler 101 G2 is an 8GB USB flash drive pen drive. It has a bold and durable design, and with its compact pocket-size, it's perfect for easy transportability.

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    Susan Brewer
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "Cheap flashdrive but it works. I do worry it will get damaged easily because it doesn't have a good protective cover. Be careful with it and it should be ok."
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    #21Toshiba 611302

    Toshiba 611302

    Toshiba 611302 is a 16GB USB 2.0 flash drive that is compatible with Windows and Mac operating system. This flash drive uses NAND technology for faster data transfer. 

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    Larry Cox
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Toshiba did it again, let me introduce you tot he new 2.0 Flash drive, now with 16 Gb faster data transfer, 2 year warranty, free technical support. It's a dream come true download the data you need and off you go in a blink of an eye. "
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    #22VkVdrivee B01KOFOLLO

    VkVdrivee B01KOFOLLO

    VkVdrivee B01KOFOLLO is a pocket-sized USB 2.0 pen drive with one terabyte capacity storage which is compatible with desktop, laptop, Macintosh, tablet, and speakers with USB port connectivity. 

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    Aaron Bell
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This USB drive is a giant scam. The price alone tells you that you're not really getting a 1 TB flash drive. Actually using this piece of junk is borderline impossible considering most of the data you place on it magically disappears. And that's if, yes, IF, the PC recognizes it in the first place."
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    #23Toshiba 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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    Johnny Foster
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This drive is a little small these days, but it's definitely capable and pretty fast. The biggest downside for me is the price. I can get a drive with double the capacity at half the price of this one, so I think this might be a little out of date or old stock or something. I probably would look elsewhere for a drive with this capacity (or larger!)."
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    #24Toshiba THNU48N16GTRT

    Toshiba THNU48N16GTRT

    Toshiba THNU48N16GTRT is a 16GB USB 2.0 flash drive that is compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems. It has a 5M byte write speed. 

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    Alice Lane
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "The Toshiba THNU48N16GTRT is the best USB flash drive that you can currently buy. This USB drive is 16GB and is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems. The write speed is 5M bytes. "
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    #25Toshiba TransMemory PFU008U-1ACW

    Toshiba TransMemory PFU008U-1ACW

    Toshiba TransMemory PFU008U-1ACW is an 8GB USB 2.0 flash drive that is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems. It features password protection. 

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    Raymond Weaver
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I needed something big enough to store an OS install image and bring it around work to image a few hundred machines. It's survived a ton of reads and plugs/unplugs so far without a hiccup. Solid and durable."
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    #26Toshiba 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

    Zachary Stanley
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I used this with my Windows ten at least weekly and it works well. It's super fast and helps me transfer my work a lot easier. "
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    #27General B078P1NY2J

    General B078P1NY2J

    General B078P1NY2J is a 2.0 USB flash drive with one terabyte capacity storage which includes a hand strap. It also fits into Kindle device with or without cases. 

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    Brian Wright
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "The General B078P1NY2J is a USB 2.0 drive with a nice metal shell and key ring and a whopping 1TB of storage. It comes at a very affordable price considering the amount of storage. The only drawback is that it is not USB 3.0 "
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    #28Generic B078ZSL5P4

    Generic B078ZSL5P4

    Generic B078ZSL5P4 is a full metal 2.0 USB flash drive with one terabyte capacity storage which also includes a key ring. It is compatible with Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OS 10+ and Linux.

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    Irma Mondragón
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "22.99 is the in creditable price of 1TB usb. the features Easy plug and play installation Compatible with Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OS 10+ and Linux; Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port required for high speed transfer also make worth it. Also best work for me in educational process"
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    #29Toshiba TransMemory U202

    Toshiba TransMemory U202

    Toshiba TransMemory U202 is a 128GB USB 2.0 flash drive that is compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems. 

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    $51.08

    Eric Burke
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "huge storage in a small package"
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    #30HP v165w

    HP v165w

    HP v165w is a USB 2.0 flash drive that is compatible with Windows 7 operating system. It has a connector type of 4 pin USB Type A for accessibility design. 

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    $7.99

    Kevin Ruiz
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Provide some details, but it didn't offer anything of real substance to me. Information, as a result wasn't that helpful."
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    #31HP v222w

    HP v222w

    HP v222w is a 16GB USB 2.0 flash drive that is compatible with Windows XP, 7, 8 and Mac OS 10.3 and above. 

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    $13.99

    Alice Montgomery
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "perfect!"
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    #32Kingston 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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    #33Sony USM16CA1/S

    Sony USM16CA1/S

    The Sony USM16CA1/S is a 16GB USB flash drive pen drive designed for Type-C and compatible with smartphones and tablets. It has a downloadable file management app that's available from Google Play.

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    Arnav Kadam
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "The USB flash drive that is made by Sony called the USM16CA1 is so good. It is a gigantic 16 gb storage device that will be good for most things unless you are making videos or something in digital graphics. I use my for documents and it is very big enough for me. If you are in school and need something to save and transfer your work files with then this is a great device to get."
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    #34Toshiba TransMemory 64GB

    Toshiba TransMemory 64GB

    Toshiba TransMemory 64GB is a USB 2.0 flash drive that has memory stick select hardware connectivity. It is compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems. 

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    Robert Holland
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Good flash drive! Does what it needs to! Works on an os system which is good. Price is good!"

Summary

Best What are the best USB flash drives
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Samsung MUF-128BA/AMElectronics 25 Paid
2SanDisk Ultra Fit SDCZ43-128G-GAM46Electronics 20 Paid
3SanDisk Ultra SDCZ48-256G-U46Electronics 19 Paid
4Lexar JumpDrive S75Electronics 18 Paid
5PNY Turbo P-FD64GTBOP-GEElectronics 17 Paid
6SanDisk Extreme 32GB SDCZ80Electronics 15 Paid
7SanDisk Ultra Flair SDCZ73-016G-G46Electronics 14 Paid
8SanDisk iXpand SDIX30C-128G-GN6NE Electronics 13 Paid
9PNY Pro Elite P-FD256PRO-GEElectronics 11 Paid
10Kingston Data Traveler 1GB Electronics 9 Paid
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