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How to choose the right disk on key flash drive ?

How to choose the right flash drive

The thumb drives, also known as USB flash drives, are extremely handy for backing up files or physically transporting them. Which one is best? It all depends on what you need. We will be discussing the various flash drives and what factors to consider when buying one.

USB Storage Capacity

The capacities of USB flash drives range from less than 1 GB up to more than 1 TB. There is no one size that’s right for flash drives. The amount of data you store will determine the storage capacity you need. A 1 GB flash drive may be sufficient if you only need to access a few Word and Excel files on one computer. If you want to backup all your files, however, you might need anywhere from a few gigabytes to 500 gigabytes.

To see how much space you have for your photos and videos, go to your phone’s settings. This could range from 1 GB up to many dozen GB. It doesn’t matter what it is, this is the minimum storage you will need. You might be adding files later. The same process can be used for other file types, such as MP4s. Be aware of the types of files that you may want to keep on the same drive.

USB Transfer Speed

Transfer speed is another important factor to consider when buying a flash drive. There are two types: USB2.0 which is an older standard and USB3.0 which is a more recent one. USB 2.0 transfers at 480 Mbps while USB 3.0 transfers at 4,800 Mbps (or 4.5 Gbps). This means that USB 3.0 is about ten times faster then USB 2.0.