19 Flash Drive Roundup

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Introduction

USB flash drives are the most popular and the fastest advancing gadget in the technology market and the rate at which they are progressing is remarkable. Early USB flash drives were bulky and their capacity was often in the 32-64MB range. Today we have 4-8GB flash drives which are about the size of a cell phone SIM card and many companies are releasing 32GB flash drives already! Such is the progress that within a period of six months prices have dropped around 50%. Today we will take a look at no less than 19 different USB flash drives from 10 different companies.

Not all USB flash drives are designed with the same purpose in mind. Some are designed to withstand extreme physical abuse while others are designed to be as small as possible. Much as their design differs, so does the group of potential buyers. For this reason we divided this round-up into three separate groups; Normal Drives, Mini Drives and Tough Drives. The list of the candidates as well as their groups can be seen in the following list:

 

Normal Drives

  • Lexar JumpDrive Lighting 4GB
  • Lexar Secure II Plus 4GB
  • Corsair Padlock 2GB
  • U-Drive 2GB
  • OCZ Rally 2GB
  • Sharkoon Flexi-Drive EC1 2GB
  • Kingston DataTraveler 100 2GB
  • Transcend Jet Flash V30 4GB
  • SuperTalent DG 4GB

 

Mini Drives

  • Lexar JumpDrive Firefly 4GB
  • TwinMOS B1 4GB
  • Kingston DataTraveler Mini Fun 2GB
  • SuperTalent Pico Type-A 4GB
  • SuperTalent Pico Type-B 4GB
  • SuperTalent Pico Type-C 4GB
  • ATP Petito 2GB

Tough Drives

  • Corsair Voyager 16GB
  • Corsair Survivor 4GB
  • ATP ToughDrive mini 2GB

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