USB flash drives—also known as pen drives, memory sticks, thumb drives, and so on—are the most convenient and trustworthy method to store and transfer digital files physically between computers. Unlike with files stored in a cloud, you won’t have to download anything to access files stored on a thumb drive. Pen drives are as easy as plug in and play. So these little devices are kind of a must-own gadget for modern computer owners.

Flash drives come in various shapes, sizes, and capacities. The lowest you will find is 2GB and the highest for a consumer pen drive is about 128GB. There are higher capacity drives than that but those are very expensive and are not easy to find on retail. You can find USB drives that use USB 2.0 or 3.0 connections. USB 3.0 is preferred for higher capacity drives for transporting bulky files. But USB 2.0 is usually suitable for all flash drive related needs.

There are loads of flash drive options available for regular buyers on the market. But we highly recommend using one of the following trusted models: