You undoubtably have several USB thumb drives spread throughout your home or office. Most of which are likely poor-performing freebies from trade shows or job fairs. These portable flash storage devices make it easy to quickly transfer large files between computers. Physically they are much smaller than traditional external hard drives, but can still store a tremendous amount of digital files. Most USB thumb drives feature a single USB 2.0/3.0 connector, but some also have microUSB, Lightning, and Wi-Fi. Besides design, the biggest differentiator between USB thumb drives is how fast they are able to read and write data.
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Amazon offers the Samsung 128GB BAR Metal USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $29.99 shipped. Also available at B&H. Today’s deal is a $10 savings off the original listing, up to $8 off the regular going rate, the lowest that Amazon has ever sold it for and the best that we can find by a few dollars.
This isn’t your typical flash drive. With its sleek metal design and Samsung’s NAND Flash Technology, you’ll be transferring files quickly at up to 130MB/s with this “extra durable” USB 3.0 drive. It has built-in protection from water, shock, temperature and x-rays. Over 900 Amazon customers have left a 4.5/5 star rating.
Need even more space? We still have PNY’s 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive on sale at Amazon for $48 (Reg. $60).
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Amazon is currently offering the PNY Turbo 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive (P-FD256TBOP-GE) for $47.99 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $49. That’s about $67 under the original listing, the lowest Amazon has offered it for and the best price we can find. While we have seen this one go for $40, it was a limited in-store only offer at Staples.
Features include read/write speeds up to 140MB/sec and 80MB/sec, USB 3.0, backwards compatibility, a sliding collar cap-less design and an integrated loop. Rated 4/5 stars from nearly 9,000 Amazon customers.
Best Buy currently has a very similar model down at $47.99 shipped right now as well and this 256GB SanDisk Cruzer Glide USB Flash Drive is down at $43 Prime shipped. We also still have some great deals on Samsung’s metal Duo flash drives w/ USB 3.0 and microUSB connectors.
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Amazon is discounting the entire line of Samsung USB 3.0/microUSB Duo Flash Drives by up to 33% starting at $12 for Prime members. Also available at B&H. These are near all-time low prices with free shipping available with a Prime subscription.
Here’s a breakdown of the pricing:
- 32GB: $12 (Reg. $16) | Amazon or B&H
- 64GB: $20 (Reg. $24) | Amazon or B&H
- 128GB: $35 (Reg. $40) | Amazon or B&H
Samsung’s Duo Flash Drives feature USB 3.0 and microUSB connectivity, making it a great purchase for Android users. It has a “slim and sophisticated” metal design with NAND flash technology for speeds up to 130MB/s. Additionally, these drives are built to be safe from water, shock, magnets, temperature and x-rays. A five-year warranty is included with purchase. Rated 4.5/5 stars by 470 Amazon customers.
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Amazon offers the Samsung Fit 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $28.49 shipped. Also available Newegg, and B&H. Today’s deal is nearly 30% off the original price, $0.50 less than our previous mention and the lowest that Amazon has ever sold it for.
This isn’t your regular flash drive, Samsung’s Fit line is made of metal and is designed to sit nearly flush with your device thanks to its compact footprint. It also sports NAND technology for transfer speeds up to 130MB/s. The slim design also brings “water proof, shock proof, magnet proof, temp proof, and X-ray proof” protection. Samsung includes a five-year warranty with purchase. Over 525 Amazon customers have left a 4.6/5 star rating.
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Amazon is currently offering some solid deals on Samsung’s attractive little metal flash drives right now. First up is the Samsung 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive (MUF-16BA/AM) for
$6.99 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $49. That’s more than 60% below the original listing, matching the Amazon all-time low and the best we can find. We also have 32GB, 64GB and 128GB options below. They all carry a 4+ star rating from over 600 Amazon customers.
While it is certainly possible to find 16GB drives for less, they are only a couple dollars under today’s deal price and usually don’t come with the awesome metal exterior and solid ratings. Here are the rest of the options, all of which with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $49 and matching the Amazon all-time low (or very close to it):
- Samsung 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive
$11$9 (Orig. $25)
- Samsung 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive
$18 (Orig. $45)
- Samsung 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive $33 (Orig. $40)
If you’re looking for one for your iOS device, this flash drive adds another 32GB to your iPhone or iPad thanks to its Lightning and USB 3.0 connectivity for $36 shipped (Reg. $50)
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Apple doesn’t make it easy to expand the storage of its mobile devices. This becomes a big issue when you start shooting HD videos and downloading Retina apps. Most people (especially 16GB device owners) wind up filling their devices to the point that they don’t have enough space to install updates. Over the past couple of years SanDisk’s Connect wireless flash drives have been one of the best ways to workaround this problem: they allow you to have access to huge media files whenever you want and to take as many pictures as you want without eating up precious on-board storage.
This morning SanDisk released its new Connect Wireless Stick. This drive has a refreshed design, lower price point and is now available with up to 128GB. I’ve been using it for the past few days. Read on to find out my first impressions of it: expand full story