There are many dirt-cheap USB Flash drives on the market, often packaged as novelty items. Their storage capacity is usually limited, while offering very slow transfer speeds. And because their build quality is often poor, they don’t tend to last long.

If you’re looking for a good USB Flash drive, whether for your own use or as a gift, we recommend high-capacity drives that are engineered for today’s USB 3.1 (or higher) standard. This will greatly increase your transfer speeds and make it less of a chore to move and store large files, like high-resolution pictures or 4K movies.

With decades of experience in Flash products at OEMPCWORLD, we’re qualified to make some recommendations. These top-rated Flash drives are all from major brand-name manufacturers, engineered for reliability and exhaustively tested. They will offer you years of outstanding performance.

The cast-metal SanDisk Ultra Luxe is both stylish and an incredible performer. It comes in capacities ranging from 16GB all the way to 512GB.

The stylish Transcend Jetflash 780 features a silver-tone metallic case decorated with an elegant checkerboard pattern. This USB drive is a great gift. It comes in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities.

The Kingston DataTraveler 80 uses the lightning-fast USB 3.2 standard for incredible high-speed performance. With a durable casing and protective cap, its compact design includes a convenient keyring loop. It comes in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities.

The SanDisk Ultra Fit features a tiny footprint, allowing you to plug it in to your PC or laptop for “always on” additional storage. It’s so small you’ll forget it’s there. The Ultra Fit comes in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB capacities.

The Samsung DUO Plus is two Flash drives in one! With its Type-C drive and super-useful Type-A adapter, you can transfer large files to Type-C Smartphones, tablets, PCs and laptops. Comes in 64GB and 128GB capacity versions.

The SanDisk Extreme Go is a true workhorse. This no-nonsense Flash drive is super-fast and features a retractable connector. Available in 64GB and 128GB capacities.

With its fast USB 3.1 interface and slide-out design, the Transcend JetFlash 790 is a no-nonsense Flash drive perfect for any task. Capacities range from 32GB to 256GB.

The Lexar JumpDrive S47 features a compact, low-profile design and simple “plug-and-stay” ability. It is a terrific companion jump drive for televisions, gaming systems and laptops. Available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB sizes.

We hope these recommendations are helpful! If you can’t find what you’re looking for we have many other Flash drives to choose from, for all budgets and requirements. Contact us if you have questions about any of them.

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