If you are planning to buy a metal flash drive for the first time or just want to upgrade your existing one, below is a list of factors you should consider to help you in the buying process. Keep in mind that this is just a guide and not fixed rules in purchasing flash drives so you can change it depending on your needs or preference.
- Choose big. It is always better to have more space than you need rather than the other way around. It is true that the price goes higher as the capacity increases but if you are to buy another 8gig later it would be cheaper to buy a 16gig right away.
- There are USB flash drives that come with measures to secure data such as inputting a password or scanning your fingerprint. The data you keep inside the drive will determine security level you need but the least you can do is put a password. While it is good that flash drives are getting smaller, their size is one of the reason why it is easy to lose. Majority of USB flash drives comes with warranty and it covers all manufacturing defects. If yours does not have a warranty, it is not recommended to purchase the warranty because it is not worth spending your money on it.
- Durable materials. You may have all the security features in your flash drive but if your purchase one that easily breaks then you are doomed no matter. This is why it is better to choose one with durable out casings such as a anodized aluminium or a metal flash drive and it would be better if it is waterproof at the same time.
Lastly, if you are planning to purchase USB 3.0 but only going to store little data or will not use the USB daily then you don’t have to pay for a premium amount in order to get speed. USB 3.0 is only worth for people who uses their USB daily in work that needs to be done fast. Remember that you can only use your metal flash drive with USB 3.0 if your computer is compatible with it.