A USB flash drive is storage to hold computer files. The USB flash drive is inserted into the USB port to add files from the computer. USB flash drives hold different amounts of data. Common USB flash drive capacities are 1 GB to 16 GB, though larger ones are sold at major retailers like Walmart. What is the biggest USB flash drive?
The biggest flash drive is the Traveler 300 manufactured by Kingston Technology. Though this USB flash drive is listed as having 256 GB capacity, Kingston notes that some of the 256 GB is consumed by the formatting of the hard drive and therefore not available for storage.
The Kingston Traveler 300 is not available in the United States. According to Kingston, this 256 GB flash drive is only available in Africa, Europe, the Far East, and the Middle East. Data transfers quickly at 20 MB per second. It comes with a five year warrantee and twenty-four hour technical support. It is compatible with Windows Vista, XP, 2000, ReadyBoost, and 7 as well as Mac OS X v.10.3.x+ and Linux v 2.6.x+.
Several companies make USB flash drives with 128 GB capacity. Kingston Technology also manufacturers a 128 GB flash drive called the Traveler 200. The Traveler 200 also comes in 32 GB and 64 GB capacities. The data transfer speed and compatibility of the Traveler 200 are the same as the Traveler 300.
Patriot Memory makes a 128 GB flash drive called the Patriot PEF128GMNUSB Magnum Aluminum USB Flash Drive. This USB flash drive sells for over $350. The Patriot PEF 128GMNUSB Magnum Aluminum flash drive is compatible with Windows Vista. Patriot also makes the Xporter 128 GB flash drive.
The largest USB flash drives that are commonly sold at retailers are 64 GB. A 64 GB flash drive at Walmart sells for over two hundred dollars. Many times, a person can purchase a 4 GB flash drive for under fifteen dollars. Though USB flash drives are extremely portable, it is more economical to purchase an external hard drive if the person needs high levels of storage.
While 128 GB USB flash drives typically cost over $350, many external hard drives with as much as 750 GB of storage cost under $250. External hard drives that are 500 GB and 750 GB often cost the about the same or less than a 64 GB flash drive. External hard drives also plug into the USB port either directly like a flash drive or with a USB cable.