With time, our storage devices are getting larger in capacity but smaller physically, resulting in a demand for flash drives that can store thousands of songs and hundreds of movies without taking much space. But not every flash drive is made equal which makes finding the right USB drive a major task. So, to help you find one, here’s a list of some of the best small USB drives that you can find on Amazon. Note that these have been curated based on their listed features, and the fact that they can fit anywhere - be it your pocket, a handbag’s inner zip, or even a backpack.
If you’re looking for an ultra-compact USB drive from a well-known brand, then the SanDisk SDCZ430 might be the one for you. This USB 3.1 flash drive has a 32GB capacity to help you carry around lots of movies, songs and important data. SanDisk claims that this little USB drive can transfer a full-length movie in less than 30 seconds, thanks to high transfer speeds of up to 130MB per second. It is backwards compatible, which means that you can use it even with USB 2.0 ports although they won’t deliver the same transfer speed that it offers with a USB 3.0 port. SanDisk has even included software like RescuePro Deluxe to help you restore any file that is accidentally deleted along with the SanDisk Secure Access to provide 128-bit AES encryption for all your critical files.
HP is one of the best PC components manufacturers in the world, and this compact USB drive is one of their masterpieces. This 32GB USB drive has a beautiful ergonomic design with a strap hole to protect it from getting lost. This USB 3.0 flash drive offers speeds up to 75MB per second while reading the data and 30MB per second while writing to make sure you don’t have to wait much. The HP x765w is backwards compatible, meaning you can connect it to a USB 2.0 and it will still work but at lower transfer speeds than a USB 3.0 port. It weighs 8.9g and measures 5.5 x 2.03 x 0.95cm, which makes it light and sleek enough to fit in your pocket without any issue.
Toshiba has a reputation of manufacturing quality products that work well in the long run, and this flash drive from Toshiba walks along the same line. The Toshiba U202 is a compact USB drive with an ergonomic design which connects to your system via a USB port. It is a USB 2.0 pen drive which makes it an excellent choice for people using old systems with primitive USB ports. It has a capacity of 16GB and comes equipped with Toshiba’s very own security software named TransMemory that lets you set a password for your entire drive or a particular block. It weighs 8g and measures 5.5 x 2.03 x 0.95cm making it one of the lightest and most compact USB 2.0 flash drives in the market. This USB drive is available in a lot of colour options so you can choose one according to your choice and style.
If you’re looking for a USB OTG drive that you can use with your smartphone as well as a computer, then you should check this one out. This SanDisk USB drive has a storage capacity of 32GB so you can carry around your favourite movies, songs and TV Series with ease. SanDisk claims that this USB 3.0 flash drive delivers high transfer speeds of up to 150MB per seconds for easy and quick data transfers. Although it uses a USB 3.0 interface, you can still use it with a USB 2.0 port, thanks to its backwards compatibility. The micro USB connector enables the drive to transfer data directly from a smartphone without the need to connect it to a PC. It weighs 5g and measures 3 x 2.5 x 1.2cm so you can carry it around in your pocket if you like.