The most popular 16 GB Pendrives in India are:
HP, Sandisk and Sony are the most popular USB brands in India.
Toshiba and MoserBaer have also started to become popular
USB Flash drives have replaced all other traditional methods of data transfer from CDRoMs to DVD’s. There are so many flash drives available in the market today that it is difficult to decide.
How do you choose the size of the USB Flash Drives?
The main things we are concerned about is reliability. If the drive fails after a few months, then no matter how fast it was or how cool looking it was, it was a total waste of money. I have bought many pen drives over the years and have seen only a few of the them go bad. All the drives considered here are of high reliability (due to both their company and their design / construction).
The pen drives differ depending on the Storage capacity, file transfer speed, and design.
How to choose the right size of your pen drive?
This is a very important question because although you get more value for money as the capacity increases (a 32 gb flash drive will be less than twice as expensive as 16 gb flash drive), still we are limited by our budget. Also ease of use may mean that it is better to buy 2 16 gb flash drives (give one each to two different friends to get “stuff”). Usually 16 gb drives are enough for most purposes and are therefore considered in this article.
A 16 gb drive will allow you to carry about 16 1gb movies or about 1600 mp3 songs.
How to choose the file transfer speed of the USB Flash Drive?
The flash drives in the market are either USB 2.0 (if not stated or marked assume that they are 2.0). This is the old standard and allows only speed upto 20 mb /s
For the same amount of money you should be able to get a USB 3.0 flash drive, which can theoretically write about 10 times faster than 2.0 (but in reality you will find this to be between 5 and 10 times). However this requires that the USB port on the computer is also 3.0. Most modern computers mark these ports as being either blue in color or with a symbol SS (super speed).
The good thing is that USB 3.0 is fully compatible with USB 2.0. This means that if you use your drive on a USB 2.0 port, it will copy, save, and open files at the 2.0 transfer rate.
How do you decide on what is the best price for the drive?
The price of the drives vary between manufacturers and models. However fierce competition means that most of the drives are very competitively priced.
Some unbranded USB drives come at a much lower prices than the “branded” ones but this usually the result of a compromise in materials or craftsmanship. It is better to read the review of the other buyers before purchasing the drive. Although some of the reviews can be make, usually a large number of positive reviews indicates that the drive is good.
Over the last few years, the flash drives have started to come in all sort of shapes and forms. Some of them come with attached hook and some of them come in various shapes from footballs to various animal figures.
Flash drives are fairly robust and some of them will even survive a spin in the washing machine!.
The Pendrives are quite similar and below is their comparison.
|Name||Cruzer Blade||Micro Vault||Toshiba||HP||Moserbaer|
|Item Weight||41 g||18 g||9 g||32 g||181 g|
|Product Dimensions||5.6 x 3.6 x 1 cm||5.5 x 0.9 x 2 cm||2.1 x 5.1 x 0.8 cm||6.1 x 1.6 x 0.4 cm||8.9 x 1.1 x 13.2 cm|
|Memory Storage Capacity||16 GB||16 GB||16 GB||16 GB||16 GB|
|Buy at Amazon||SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16 GB USB 2.0 Pen Drive||Sony 16GB Microvault USB Flash Drive||Toshiba Hayabusa 16 GB Pen Drive||HP X705W 16GB USB 3.0 Pen Drive||Moser Baer Pen Drive 16 gb|