How to choose a flash drive?

Denis Davnis
Denis Davnis
July 16, 2012
How to choose a flash drive?

A flash drive, so small and under the hour such a necessary thing. About 80 companies in the market represent their products in this segment. The question arises: how to choose the right flash drive? Choosing a flash drive directly depends on what you need it for. There are not so many characteristics that are important when choosing a flash drive:

  1. Volume
  2. Read / write speed
  3. Design

If you like to spend the evening watching a great movie and prefer to save your favorite movies on a flash drive, then you need a large amount of memory of this device, if you just need a portable device for transferring and storing documents in the office, then you will be quite small in memory. Now on the market are flash drives of different memory sizes from 1GB to 256 GB.

The write speed of modern flash drives is about the same, 3-10 MB / s. Read speed 10-20Mb / s, some up to 35Mb / s. If you were lucky and you had a flash drive with an “ultra fast” or “hi-speed” mark in your hands, then keep in mind that you hold the flash drive with an increased write speed, they can reach speeds of up to 50 Mb / s.

On what the imagination of designers of flash cards only is not capable! You can be sure of this by coming to any computer store. It should be noted, there are devices in practical cases, for example, rubberized shockproof, there are gift versions, such flash drives usually look very dignified and pleasant to give to friends. There are small flash drives that are always convenient to have with you. If the case of the flash drive is too bulky, then you can encounter such a problem that it will not be possible to crawl to the usb input on the computer.

What company produces better quality flash drives, it is probably impossible to say. I will provide only a list of the most popular companies:

  • Kingston
  • Transcend
  • Silicon power
  • Sandisk
  • Styleflesh

Thank you for attention! I hope this article will help you figure out how to choose a flash drive that satisfies all your desires. Let your flash drive make you happy!