Compare USB Flash Drives

Learn more about USB flash drives, including how they work, how to use them, and how to find the right drive for your favorite devices.

Why Use USB Flash Drives?

Up to 1TB1 of compact flash storage

Read speeds up to 400MB/s2

USB-C™, USB-A, and Lightning connectors

Compatible options for iOS and Android®

Types of USB Flash Drives

USB Type-C™ Flash Drives

For your devices with USB-C™ ports, including smartphones, tablets, desktops, laptops, and docks.  

Back up your smartphone’s camera roll

Save games across mobile and desktop platforms

Move files between different USB-C™ devices

USB Lightning Flash Drives

For Apple devices that use Lightning cables, ports, and connectors, like earlier iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers. 

Make more space on your iPhone

Save creative work off your iPad

Transfer multimedia libraries between Mac computers

USB Type-A Flash Drives

For your devices with USB-A ports, including desktops, laptops, docks, and other peripherals. 

Boost productivity with your workstation dock

Move files across larger PCs, like desktop towers

Archive content from compatible laptops

Learn More About USB Flash Drives

USB flash drives — also known as thumb drives or pen drives — are compact, portable data storage devices that use flash memory to store information.  

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1. 1TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user storage less

2. Based on read speed. 1 MB/s = 1 million bytes per second. Based on internal testing; performance may vary depending upon host device, usage conditions, drive capacity, and other factors.

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