The growth of the cloud and online storage, pendrive and any other physical data storage device is becoming less essential than before. But if e-mail and Dropbox are perfect solutions for sharing only a few documents at a time, USB 3.0 Sticks are a faster and more secure method for sharing large files.
With USB 3.0 technology, faster USB storage units can even compete with external hard drives (hard disk drives) that perform better. With the advantage of being much more portable.
If you are looking for speed, special features or a higher level of security, the list of the best USB 3.0 Sticks is perfect for you. I have selected some models that can be useful in any occasion.
If you are interested in spending as little as possible, take a look at the cheapest USB flash drives on the market. You will find excellent opportunities to have a spare pen drive as a portable backup. Very useful!
SanDisk Extreme Go
SanDisk is one of the most recognized and respected brands in the data storage accessories market. The Extreme Go is among the most balanced portable storage devices on the market. Combining speed, material strength, design and encryption, this USB 3.1 Stick is the best choice for most people.
With a read speed of over 200 Mb / s and a write speed of 150 MB / s, it surpasses most of the competition. Forget about those endless transfers to upload files to the cloud.
Lexar JumpDrive P20
Probably the best feature that a USB 3.0 stick must have is speed. Most of us still remember the poor transfer speed of USB 2.0 models.
They also took an hour to copy images and videos from one device to another. With the JumpDrive P20, those memories will live only in the past.
With this 3.0 pendrive you can transfer 1,000 photos in just over a minute or an entire HD movie in less time than video buffering on Netflix. The read / write speed is 400/270 MB / s, beating the external hard drives.
As well as being one of the fastest USB devices on the market, this USB stick is made with a sturdy metal alloy casing with a glossy and black finish. It comes with 256 bit AES encryption software to protect private files.
Anyone who has accidentally left their USB memory stick in their trouser pockets before starting the washing machine will appreciate the durability of this Samsung USB 3.0 stick.
Its robust metal coating is waterproof, shock- resistant and magnetic-resistant and resistant even to high temperatures. The USB connector is housed inside the metal casing, so as not to break. The key ring is made of the same quality material.
Samsung has invested heavily in this USB Stick, to the point of providing a five-year warranty if something goes wrong. Its physical reliability is not the only advantage. USB 3.0 and NAND technology guarantee a more than sufficient reading speed of up to 130 MB / s and a write speed of over 100 MB / s. It is also backward compatible with USB 2.0 ports. In this case, obviously, the transfer speed will be reduced.
Kingston Digital Data Travel
Do you need a good compromise between the speed of a USB 3.0 pen, resistance, portability and design? This is the USB stick you were looking for!
The design is very sober and sporty, without the hood and with a sturdy key ring at the end. Perfect for work and always close to the Sticks, so you never lose it.
You can also customize it by inserting your company logo, or whatever you prefer. The reading speed is higher than 100 Mb / s, while the writing speed is similar. With a five-year warranty, great design and a very attractive price, this small USB 3.0 Stick is the perfect compromise between speed and savings.
SanDisk iXpand 128GB
Apple products such as iPhone, iPod and iPad do not have USB ports, so an adapter that is also compatible with the Lightning input is required. Finally, even iPhone owners can free up valuable space by transferring files to a USB stick directly from their mobile phone.
This USB 3.0 stick from SanDisk has been designed for really simple use with iPhone and iPad, thanks to a plastic connector that connects to the base of the screen. Connect to the device and voila, you’re done.
It has a very high USB 3.0 transfer speed and can hold over 7,200 photos or 8,000 songs. It has the function of automatically backing up photos and contacts, to free up space on devices without having to use expensive software or applications that would make the process too long.
Silicon Power C80
Macbooks require the use of a USB Type-C device and this Silicon Power swivel USB 3.0 Stick is the best choice. It is equipped with a double interface with USB Type-C port and USB Type-A 3.0 on the opposite ends.
The 360-degree rotating body protects the unused connector and can also be used as a key ring. The Silicon Power C80 does not require any special drivers or software to operate. Just plug it into the Macbook’s USB port and it’s ready to work.
But it also brings an optional file management application to classify your files in the appropriate folders. Expect high read and write speeds and 64GB of memory to hold hundreds of photos and digital documents.
The pendrive can be lost and it happened to me at least 5-6 times. They fall from their pockets or we forget them behind the PC. If inside they contain precious or private data, which cannot fall into the wrong hands, this USB 3.0 Stick from Aegis, with a double-pass security system, will make you sleep soundly.
The first protection level is a 7-15 digit code on an alphanumeric keyboard. These codes can be set and deleted only by an administrator account, making these units re-usable by offices or agencies.
The second level of protection is a 256-bit AES hardware encryption. This meets the encryption specifications of FIPS 140-2 Level 3. So in the absence of the right software that has set the security level, there is no possibility to decrypt it and thus access the files.
Finally, the device is IP58, therefore resistant to water and dust to protect the files from physical damage. Keep in mind that even if compatible with the USB 3.0 standard, it does not have a high transfer speed. In fact it is designed primarily to ensure the highest possible security, to the detriment of performance.
Corsair Survivor Stealth
If you are bringing your data to the ends of the planet and want to make sure you have the strongest device possible, then the robust Corsair Flash Survivor Stealth is the USB 3.0 pen that’s right for you.
It is made with in solid anodized aeronautical aluminum and equipped with shaped rubber external collars. This USB stick is destined to survive any shock or trauma.
It can also be submerged up to 200 meters underwater and withstand strong impacts and vibrations. With a read speed of around 85 MB / s, it is certainly not a performance champion, but its physical strength and reliability is unprecedented.