What is currently the best USB flash drive

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asked Jan 5, 2012 by N2505 (161 points)
I use USB flash drives a lot on a daily basis. I've always been a fan of SanDisk's Cruzer's because of its speed. I've owned a Cruzer Contour (which broke a few years ago) and a Cruzer Mico(broke yesterday, I stepped on it...) . These are reasonably good flash drives, so I thought of buying a third SanDisk flash drive (newer generation). The thing is, I've heard only bad things about these, they're  pretty slow. So now I'm searching for a new flash drive, a fast one, and it has to be affordable, USB3.0 (backwards compatible) and fast.

I found this one:   

**The Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 32GB Flash Drive.**   
-35 MB/s sequential read — 41 MB/s sequential write (USB 3.0)     
-Tough   
-I found it here for around €50 ($65).

Does anyone know a better one at this price point ?

2 Answers

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answered Jan 6, 2012 by cccooper10 (16 points)
I would say get the best one you can afford.  Especially since it sounds like you use it alot.  Just don't break it agian! :)  Compare many brands for highest capacity and write speed.
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answered Jan 6, 2012 by matts417 (116 points)
Well.. it depends on what you want with a flash drive.. If you want security, there is a flash drive called Iron Key, it is expensive, but basically unbreakable and not easy to hack (from what I have read).  But for basic applications go for the san disk.. just take care of it, do what I did. I wrapped mine in Duct tape and black tape and cut out a little slice in it for my little slidey thing
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