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Learn about USB Drive Types

Find The Fastest Way to Transport Your Files

Flash Memories
Whether you need it for light documents, presentations, or bulk, heavy pictures, and videos. There is a suitable flash drive memory for every condition. If your flash drive ever slows down your work, then read below to learn how to get the best one.

Flash Drive Formats

What is The Best Format?

The “USB format” is an abbreviation to describe how fast data is transferred to the USB drive. Find the speed of each format in this table. Also, note that the actual speed of the USB is affected by other factors such as computer abilities.


USB 2.0

USB 3.0

USB 3.1 (Gen1, Gen2)

​USB 3.2 (Gen1)

USB 3.2 (Gen 2)

​USB 4








Flash Memory Ports

Does The Port Matter?

The port doesn’t only determine the compatible devices or the type of adapter you might need. It is crucial for data transfer speed and any faults that might occur during the reading or transferring process.

USB 4 is the most recent format with a USB-C port. It is well-known for its speed and is compatible with even tablets and smartphones.

USB Flash Memory

Is Transporting Data Still Slow?

Let’s agree that the appliances work at their best when they connect to devices from close generations. So, the ultimate solution for fastening data transfer is to get a new, highly equipped device.

For Now, you can try some of these tips

USB Data Transfer

Double transfer: Avoid copying your files between 2 external drives in one step. Instead, store them in the computer in between.

Ram and Flash Memories

Ram: Free up the Ram to increase the computer’s efficiency. To do this, reboot the device and shut down any unnecessary apps.

Flash Memory Bulk transfer

Transfer in patches: Try to fragment files instead of transferring them all at once.

Read this post to learn more tips about speeding up your pc or laptop.

iCloud, Cloud Files

Cloud Storage as an Alternative

There are a bunch of cloud services around the internet like DropBox, One Drive, Google One, and more… Between purchasing a space in the cloud and getting a physical memory, you must first make up your mind about:

  • Accessibility: Cloud storage is multi-accessible through devices at one time.

  • Privacy & Security: Data stored through a drive is slightly far from internet-threatening.

You certainly won’t rely on a single storing method, but this might help you categorize your files between drives and the cloud.


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