Flash Drive Black Friday 2019 Deals (32GB, 64GB, 128GB)

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Black Friday is set to bring a number of discounts to a wide variety of products, making it the perfect time to purchase an extra flash drive or two while the prices are low. Below are a number of deals for you make a note of ahead of the big day. Not all of them are active yet, but bookmarking these links now will allow you to get ahead of the surge when the discounts finally go live.

32GB Models

32GB of storage isn’t a lot by today’s standards, but it remains a decent option for anyone looking to store documents and other small files. 32GB is also a perfect amount for most Linux distributions, making this storage capacity somewhat of a go-to option for creating a bootable USB.

$6.99 for PNY USB 3.0 Flash Drive (was 24.99)
$4.99 for WD Easystore USB 3.0 Flash Drive (was 16.99)

64GB Models

64GB flash drives have become a popular choice for students, as they offer plenty of storage for documents, presentations, and other academic media. 64GB is also a decent amount of storage to use for photos, especially if you mainly use JPEGs.

$8.99 for WD Easystore USB 3.0 Flash Drive (was 25.99)
$9.99 for PNY USB 3.0 Flash Drive (was 27.99)
$7.99 for WD Easystore USB 2.0 Flash Drive (was 9.99)

128GB Models

128GB flash drives are an excellent option if you need a significant amount of extra storage, but would rather not carry around a large hard drive. These flash drives are a popular choice among photographers and casual videographers, and they also make great storage devices for students studying similar subjects.

$19.99 for PNY USB 3.0 Flash Drive (was 69.99)
$15.99 for WD Easystore USB 3.0 Flash Drive (was 39.99)
$14.99 for WD Easystore USB 2.0 Flash Drive (was $17.99)

Things to look for in a flash drive

When it comes to choosing a flash drive, the main thing you need to be sure of is how much storage you need. To figure this out, you need to think about what it is you are going to be storing on the device. For example, if you are a photographer looking to store high-resolution images, you are probably going to need at least 128GB. On the other hand, if you are a student or business professional who simply needs a portable drive to store some documents, a 32GB drive is likely to be a better option.

Once you know how much storage you require, you can then think about how fast you need the drive to be, which means turning your attention to the type of USB connector being used. USB 3.0 is the faster of the two options listed in this guide. However, USB 3.0 drives tend to come at a slight price increase compared to their USB 2.0 counterparts, which could be something to think about if you are on a budget.

Ultimately though, you should base this decision on the types of files you will be transferring. If you are transferring large files, for example, then you are going to want a decent amount of speed to handle things quickly. Alternatively, if you are only transferring small documents and other text-based media, speed is less important, provided the loads are small.

Lastly, you should think about the design of the drive. Are you looking for maximum portability? Or, do you need a rugged device that can handle a day at a construction site? Only you can answer these questions, but its worth considering the sort of environment the drive will be used in to ensure you choose a device that will offer enough portability and durability.