If you’re a DJ in the market for a new USB drive, you’re in luck. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best USB drives available in 2018. A USB drive allows you to effortlessly and safely carry your digital library anywhere you go.
Important factors to keep in mind when choosing a USB drive:
Size – a 32GB to 64GB drive holds about 3,200 to 6,400 songs
Speed – a 3.0 drive is over ten times faster than a 2.0 drive
Style – fits in tight spaces and won’t get knocked out of the USB port easily
Price – faster and higher storage capabilities = higher price tag
Here are our top picks for USB flash drives for 2018:
Corsair Flash Survivor Stealth 64GB USB 3.0
The Flash Survivor Stealth® USB 3.0 flash drive protects your files with anodized, aircraft-grade aluminum housing that is resistant to water, vibration and electric shock. Corsair says its internal memory is strong enough to watch most video files directly from the USB drive without having to transfer them to a desktop first.
This USD comes in 16, 32, 64, 128, and 256GB. Check out options on Amazon.
SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.1
SanDisk Extreme PRO comes in both 128GB and 256GB. This super-fast USB is backward-compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports and is password protected with SanDisk Secure Access Software, so no one can access your DJ sets if its lost.
The Lexar JumpDrive is said to have the fastest speed when it comes to transferring data files. The plastic casing features a convenient thumb slide with a retractable connector. Plus a sleek, attractive design with a metal alloy base and high gloss mirror finish. It protects your information using powerful EncryptStick™ Lite software.
Options for the Lexar JumpDRive include 16, 32, 64, 128, and 256GB. Find them on Amazon for $15-$65.
SanDisk Ultra Fit Low-Profile Flash Drive
This option from SanDisk boasts high performance in a small package. Perfect for DJs on the go, this drive is available with 32, 64, and 128GB storage. It also comes pre-loaded with SanDisk SecureAccess and 1-year of RescuePro file recovery software.
The Samsung Bar has a great price compared to similar units, plus a unique and sophisticated metallic design. The high-quality metal casing adds durability, while the streamlined grip is easy to hold. Samsung’s patented 5-proof technology is waterproof, shockproof, temp proof, magnetic proof and X-Ray proof.
The HyperX Savage delivers blazing transfer speeds of 350MB/s read and 250MB/s write to save time. Its slim design fits in tight console USB ports and lets you quickly access files with no performance lag. A bit pricier than other options, but there’s storage for days with an available 256 or 512GB model.
Be sure to label your USB drive with your contact information because it’s easy to forget or misplace something this small. Let us know if you have a favorite USB drive or leave your comments below. We want to hear from you!