Cyber Monday is a great time to pick up a USB flash drive. Some models have been reduced by over 200%. The cheapest thumb drive is just $6.99 and it comes with 32 GB of storage.
We expect these deals will end at midnight, so get them while you can.
How to Shop for a USB Thumb Drive
The first factor to consider is the connector type. Most computers use USB A connectors and that’s what all of the models are above. If you have a new computer, you might have a much smaller USB C connection. USB C thumb drives are more expensive, but the good news is that they can be 5x faster at reading and writing data. This means less waiting for files to load.
The next thing you should look at is the storage size. File sizes are getting larger as 4K is fast becoming the standard. As a result, it makes sense to get a large storage amount. 128 GB is usually sufficient and you can get one for under $20.
The final consideration is the USB version. USB 2.0 thumb drives are dirt cheap, but they’re also super slow. You should avoid these USB devices in favor of USB 3.0 or USB 3.1. You will get many times the speeds with these new standards. They say time is money, and there’s nothing more frustrating than waiting for files to upload.
Overall, there are a ton of deals on USB thumb drives this year. If you look around, you will find a model that’s perfect for you.