Amazon offers the 256GB SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive for $49.99 shipped. Also at Newegg. You can expect to pay $70 at Best Buy on sale, and this is the second-lowest price we’ve tracked all-time at Amazon. With college in full swing for many, a flash drive like this is crucial to keep backups of papers and homework in case your computer dies. Rated 4.1/5 stars from hundreds.

For a more premium build quality, we still have Samsung’s 256GB USB 3.1 Flash Drive for $60, and as a more budget-friendly option, there’s always a 32GB USB 3.1 Flash Drive for $11 Prime shipped.

SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive features:

  • A compact, plug-and-stay, high-speed USB 3.1 flash drive that’s ideal for adding more storage to laptops, game consoles, in-car audio and more
  • Simple, fast way to add up to 256GB of storage to your device
  • Read speeds up to 130MB/s1
  • The drive comes with a RescuePRO Deluxe data recovery software
  • Write up to 15X faster than standard USB 2.0 drives
  • Move a full-length movie to the drive in less than 30 seconds

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