PEN DRIVE or FLASH DRIVE : HOW TO CHOOSE IT

By | May 11, 2019

Pen drive or USB flash drives are must-have gadgets in today’s Era. Everybody wants to own it. However, Cloud storage is a new and innovative solution, But you cannot ignore the importance of USB pen drives.  So, let’s take a look at some important features that every buyer should know before owning it.

WHAT IS A PEN DRIVE  

A Pen drive is a data storage device that includes flash memory with an integrated USB interface. It is also known as various names like  USB flash drive, thumb drive, gig stick, flash stick, jump drive, and disk key.

SONY 16 GB FLASH DRIVE
SONY 16 GB FLASH DRIVE

Pen drive is usually rewritable, removable and much smaller than an optical disc. it is often used for data back- up, storage and transfer of computer files.

Pen drives are faster, smaller, more durable and have more capacity compared to floppy disks and CDs.

KEY FEATURES OF A PEN DRIVE

 Usually, whenever anybody thinks about pen drive than most significant feature is capacity. But, there are some more important features like speed, technology, durability, and security, which every buyer should know.

STORAGE CAPACITY

Pen drives are available in different sizes from 1 GB to 2 TB (2000 GB). So this feature totally depends upon the user’s requirement. But one should always buy a bigger size pen drive than it’s needed.

SAPPHIRE VAULT 2 TB FLASH DRIVE
SAPPHIRE VAULT 2 TB FLASH DRIVE

However, Cost of a pen drive increases as per the capacity of the drive. So the user must evaluate the storage requirement to avoid over expense.

DATA SECURITY

it is also a vital feature for the protection of your valuable data. Many pen drives offer data security with password protection or fingerprint scanner.

EAGET FU5 FINGER PRINT ENCRYPTION FLASH DRIVE
EAGET FU5 FINGER PRINT ENCRYPTION FLASH DRIVE

As the Pen drives are very much smaller and can be lost easily. So it is must to have a pen drive with protection feature to avoid any data breach.

DATA TRANSFER TECHNOLOGY

this is the feature that decides the speed of data transfer. Usually, there are two technology USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 supported pen drives available in the market.  USB 3.0 is faster than USB 2.0. However, to make optimum use of USB 3.0 technology, your computer USB ports should be USB 3.0 compatible. otherwise, you will not get the full data transfer speed.

USB 3.0 can transfer at 640 MBPS but USB 2.0 can transfer at 60 MBPS. it means USB 3.0 is 10 times faster than USB 2.0 technology.

However, USB 3.0 is costlier than USB 2.0 drives.

DURABILITY  and WARRANTY

Pen drives should be of the strong physical body to use for longer life span. A pen drive can fail due to its eject or mount failures and electrical component failures during communication with the computer. To avoid such problems, a user must buy pen drives from reputable manufacturers.

SAMSUNG METAL FLASH DRIVE
SAMSUNG METAL FLASH DRIVE

one should prefer pen drives with a warranty to use it for longer life spans. A pen drive can be written to ranging 2,000 to 1 lac times before failure.

Conclusion

So now we have enough information regarding various features of a pen drive. hence, it is easier to make a choice of pen drive as per our need and budget. below here we are listing our top pen drives if you want our recommendation.

TOP PEN DRIVES OF 2019

1. CORSAIR FLASH SURVIVOR 16 GB USB 3.0

2. SANDISK ULTRA BACK UP 32 GB

3. CORSAIR PEN VOYAGER MINI 64 GB USB 3.0

4. KINGSTON DATA TRAVELER 2000 32 GB SECURED USB 3.0

5. TRANSCEND JETFLASH 520 32 GB USB 2.0

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