USB Sticks Or Pendrive To Store Files And Documents
USB sticks have become an essential travel companion in these times where videos, photographs, presentations, documents or data of interest stored on our computer or laptop, are quickly stored to take them and print or copy and reproduce on other devices.
Whether it’s to save your documents, or use it as a startup disk, a USB stick is what you need. Pendrive of 8GB, 16 and 32, do you dare with a 64GB pendrive?
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What Do We Need In A USB Stick?
The main thing, security and stability. Our files should be stored without risk of data loss.
They must be resistant, and withstand extreme temperatures or accidental falls.
Some devices also incorporate computer programs to encrypt data using passwords and protect it.
In addition to these factors, the speed of transfer will above all condition our purchase decision.
Another element to take into account will be the storage capacity. From 8Gb to 2Tb. We have a wide range of USBs.
Let’s see below some features that can help us decide to buy a good USB.
First Of All, SanDisk Ultra Flair 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive
This powerful and fast USB 3.0 has a good storage capacity of up to 64Gb, which will allow us to save high quality data files, videos or photographs without problems.
To get an idea, we could store up to 14,400 photographs of 10 Mb, 640 minutes of video in 1080 or 16,000 songs in mp3.
It offers a fairly fast read speed, of 150Mbps, where it comes to make a transfer of a full movie in about 30 seconds.
It supports USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports.
A factor to take into account in our purchase decision is the brand, a benchmark in the sector, which will give us added solutions and support if necessary.
One of the advantages of SanDisk is that it offers us the possibility of encrypting the files stored on the USB through its SecureAccess software.
It also makes it easier for us to recover data in case of accidental deletion, using a download software (RescuePRO Deluxe).
We can find in the market this USB in other capacities of 4Gb, 8Gb, 16Gb and 32Gb of storage.
It is compatible with Windows, and needs software download for Mac.
This USB has good shock protection, by means of a metal housing, and withstands temperatures from -10 to 70 degrees.
Keep in mind that it can get quite hot during use (it can reach up to 35 degrees of temperature, depending on the manufacturer).
This device is perfect in terms of performance and speed working in a USB 3.0 port.
Second Kingston DT100G3/32GB
This USB 3.0 device has a storage capacity of 32Gb, with transfer speeds of 100 Mbps read and 10 Mbps write.
You can copy 300 4Mb images or songs in about 25 seconds, or a 12Gb HD 1080 movie in about 6 minutes.
It is compatible with 2.0 ports, although it is advisable to get the most out of its speed is to work with USB 3.0 ports.
It offers storage capacities from 8Gb to 128Gb. An elegant design in black, with a sliding lid.
Keep in mind that it is a somewhat wide USB: a drawback if we are going to use it in a USB port that is very close to another USB.
The Third Place Is For This USB Toshiba Hayabusa USB 2.0 64 GB
An economical device, although somewhat slow. This USB 2.0 is perfect to carry it with you without further ado.
It is very economical, ideal if we are not in a hurry to copy data or transfer them (Read speed 17 Mbps and write speed 7 Mbps).
It allows data protection with an original Toshiba password encryption program.
It should also be borne in mind that this device minimizes the energy consumption of computers.
Available in more capacities, from 8Gb to 128 Gb. and in several colors (white, blue, orange and turquoise blue).
It is compatible with all three operating systems: Windows, Mac and Linux.
Keep in mind that the final finish is somewhat less robust than the rest of the USB analyzed.
Fourth Place: Kingston DTSE9H/16GB
A whole off-road pendrive. This small (size 39.00 x 12.35 x 4.55 mm) and economical USB 2.0 is characterized by a resistant design thanks to its metallic housing and a solid hook by ring.
Keep in mind that it does not have a protective lid.
Although it is not excessively fast, it is perfect to use it daily.
Available in various capacities, from 8Gb to 64Gb, it is compatible with all operating systems.
Fifth, SanDisk Ultra Fit 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive
This tiny (smaller than a $ 1 coin) and fast USB 3.0 of 64Gb is perfect to use it as an auxiliary storage device and always carry it on our computer or laptop as external memory.
It offers a read speed of up to 150 Mbps and supports USB 2.0 ports.
It includes SanDisk file protection software (SecureAccess) to encrypt the data stored on our USB.
It has a storage capacity of approximately 160 minutes of full HD movie at 1080, 3600 photographs of 10 Megapixels or 4000 songs in mp3.
One of the great advantages is undoubtedly its small size, which will allow us to comfortably carry the device in one of the USB ports, although we must be careful not to lose it. Against it we will say that it heats up with some ease.
1TB In The Palm Of Your Hand, Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT 1TB
The fastest and largest capacity, suitable only for USB lovers, or those who can afford to enjoy this wonder with a storage capacity of up to 2Tb.
It is perfect for storing 4K videos (up to 70 hours of storage) and 8K.
It allows you to store large data without problem.
With impressive read and write data transfer speed, up to 300 Mbps read and 200 Mbps write
Its metal housing is made of zinc alloy, resistant to impacts.
File Formats On USB sticks
These devices come formatted by default in FAT32:
- FAT32. It is the most compatible file format system, although it does not allow you to store files larger than 4GB, unless they are divided into partitions.
- NTFS. It is the most advanced file format system, with no storage limitation, although it is a system not compatible with Mac or Linux.
- exFAT. It is a flash file format system, without the limitations offered by FAT32. It offers better compatibility with Windows, Linux and Mac devices. It is the most recommended for transferring large files.