15 Best Pen Drives to Make Transferring Data Easier

In a world of cloud storage and instant accessibility from any device anywhere, pen drives still remain the undefeated champion for bigger file sizes and security. With advancements in technology, these things have only gotten faster and smaller. As everyone might remember floppy disks and CDs used to be a thing. And if you think about it, nothing actually has surpassed pen drives yet. It offers a level of convenience and speed that no other file transfer methods offer at this moment.

Here is a list of the best pen drives that are available in the market in terms of speed, size and other features that might pique your interest.

S No.BrandModelWarrantyWeight
1.SanDisk Cruzer Blade‎SDCZ50-032G-B355 years4.54 grams
2.Kingston‎DTX/32GB5 years19 grams
3.HP‎x765w2 years8.9 grams
4.SanDisk Ultra‎SDCZ48-032G-UAM465 years13.6 grams
5.TranscendTS16GJF3503 years8.5 grams
6.StrontiumSR32GSLAMMO5 years6 grams
7.HPx7402 years8.7 grams
8.PNYP-FD256TBOP-GE18.1 grams
9.HPHPFD222W-642 years3 grams
10.SanDisk Ultra Flair‎SDCZ73-064G-I355 years4.5 grams
11.HPHPFD796L-322 years13.9 grams
12.SamsungMUF-64BE3/AM2 years1.13 grams
13.StrontiumPollex 16GB5 years3 grams
14.SanDisk ultra dual drive Go‎SDDD3-128G-I355 years20 grams
15.SamsungMUF-128DB/APC5 years7.7 grams
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The 15 Best Pen Drives in India

The list is created with several parameters in mind, which are price, customer reviews, features and my personal experience while using them.

SanDisk Cruzer Blade

SanDisk Cruzer Blade

The first one on the list is the Cruzer Blade from SanDisk. They are currently dominating as the best pen drive company and have a library of pen drives to choose from. But the particular model has over 2L reviews on amazon and finding the real number of people who bought this is impossible to predict. Furthermore, reading the reviews made it clear that people like this product as well.

Coming back to the device, the pen drive weighs just 9.07 grams and has a capless design, so you don’t have to worry about losing the cap. With a read speed of 70MB/sec, you are sure to save a lot of time by seamlessly transferring files to different devices. Additionally, the pen drive has a 32 GHz processor speed and YuuWaa (security software that protects your data from being stolen or damaged) security backing them up.

Available Sizes

16 GB32 GB64 GB128 GB

Strengths

  • Capless design
  • Colour and matt finish.
  • Affordable price.
  • YuuWaa security (A security software that protects your data)

Features

  • Super compact and portable.
  • USB 3.0 technology
  • 70MB/Sec read speed
  • 32 GHz processor speed

Kingston

Kingston

The next one on the list is the fastest USB available on Amazon right now. The only reason this one is so low on the list is that most people are not familiar with the latest version and the necessity has not grown enough to take it to the top of the list. Moving on, this one has the USB 3.2 tech, which helps it transfer files faster. The large colourful loop extends its

portability by letting you hang it with your other keys.

Unlike most pen drives on the list, this USB comes with a cap. Sometimes the old ways are the best ways. Even though this USB device is the latest version of the old tech, it is still compatible with all the ones. This pen drive is available in 4 storage size variations.

Available Sizes

32GB64GB128GB256GB

Strengths

  • Multi-colour option as per size capacity.
  • Free technical support
  • Kingston’s years of expertise.
  • Fast file transfer.

Features

  • USB 3.1 technology
  • Backwards compatible with previous generations.
  • Cap protects the connector from external hazards.
  • Keyring loop helps keep track of the pen drive.

HP

HP x765w Pen Drive

Up next is the x765 from HP. With a cylindrical design and fingerprint-proof finish, this USB is a compact but fast pen drive that can deliver upwards of 150 Mbps read-speed. With a small form factor, this device can fit into your pockets easily. And unlike many on this list. This USB comes with a lid o protect the connector.

If you are looking for the best pen drive to buy, this is your best bet. Additionally, it has USB 3.1 technology and is compatible with both USB 2.0 and 3.0.

Available Sizes

16GB64GB128GB

 

Strengths

  • Cylindrical design for easy access.
  • Latest Gen hardware.
  • Lightweight

Features

  • Compact and portable.
  • 150 Mbps read speed.
  • USB 3.1 gen 1 drive.
  • Backwards compatible.

SanDisk Ultra

SanDisk Ultra

Up next, you guessed it, is SanDisk Ultra. With USB 3.0, now you can transfer files at 10X speed while keeping your data safe and secure with SanDisk SecureAccess Software. Great powers may bring greater responsibility, but this USB will only bring you greater storage space. Furthermore, recover your lost files with SanDisk SecureAccess software, which is free. All these make it a pretty sweet deal, If I may say so.

Coming to its design, its fully black sliding design looks like a USB from the future, which fits in the palm of your hand. Just like people pen drives come in a lot of different sizes, choose the one that makes sense to you.

Available Sizes

16 GB32 GB64 GB128 GB256 GB

Strengths

  • The sliding mechanism is smooth.
  • Innovative design.
  • USB 3.0 enabled and 2.0 compatible
  • Affordable pricing.

Features

  • 100 Mbps file transfer speeds.
  • Secure Access software(protects your data from getting stolen or corrupted)
  • Grete data security and recovery option.
  • Lightweight and portable.

Transcend

Transcend

This USB with red and black colour with a reflective finish felt no less than a supercar, both in terms of looks and performance. The lightning-fast speed helps you transfer huge files in a matter of seconds. And forget about losing your data, because this device comes with security software that is working 24/7 to protect your files.

With a read speed of 20 Mbps and USB 2.0 technology, it might be a little old but makes it up by being affordable and a really good bang for your buck. This USB comes in a single size variant.

Strengths

  • Premium product.
  • Great design and finish.
  • Affordable price.
  • 5-year warranty

Features

  • Capless design
  • Non-volatile storage
  • Secure storage.
  • High file transfer speed.

Strontium

Strontium

This one is the shiniest and most sparkly pen drive on the list. Even though it does not weigh a lot, its metal casing gives it a premium weighted feel. If you were looking for a pen drive that is compatible with both USB type C and type A, then your search is over because Strontium Ammo is backwards compatible with both. So you can transfer files from different devices with ease. With a read speed of 150 Mbps, this black and grey pen drive with a metallic finish is compatible with USB 3.0 and 2.0 as well. This pen drive is considered to be one of the best 32 GB pen drives.

This pen drive becomes your one-stop solution for all data transfer needs, be it your phone, Mac or PC, you don’t have to buy a separate device to transfer files between them. Additionally, you also get access to the SanDisk memory zone app, which can help you manage the data on your smartphone.

Strengths

  • Durable and beefy.
  • Metal casing.
  • High-speed data transfer.
  • Great design and premium feel.

Features

  • Read-Speed 150 Mbps.
  • It has both USB type C and A connectors.
  • Ultra-thin and compact form factor.
  • Compatible with both USB 3.0 & 2.0.

HP

HP

After dominating the computer hardware market for more than a decade, HP has broadened their horizon by introducing several products in the Indian market. Be it computers, printers or even earphones, they have the best products. So the list next up is x740 from HP. This one comes in a solid metal housing which protects it against scratches and makes it very durable.

Its sleek and compact design makes it a much more attractive deal. With 75 Mbps read-speed and USB 3.1 tech backing it, your file transfers will be faster than ever.

Strengths

  • Durable and tactile.
  • Sleek design.
  • Value for money.
  • Keyring holder.

Features

  • 75 Mbps read speed.
  • USB 3.1
  • Metal housing.
  • Capless design.

PNY

PNY ‎

Up next is a pen drive from PNY. They are known for premium design in compact sizes. And this one also does not disappoint, it comes with USB 3.0 technology and is compatible with USB 2.0 as well. With a plastic outer casing and a plastic cap, it has one of the fastest file transfer speeds.

Coming back to its performance, it manages a grand: 185 Mbps read speed and 5 Mbps write speed. PNY has claimed that it is shockproof, temperature proof and vibration proof, and it has maintained functionality after our thorough testing. You will get 3 size variations in this USB.

Strengths

  • Affordable price
  • Great design.
  • Compact size.

Features

  • Metal housing.
  • Keyring holder.
  • Capless design.
  • Temperature proof, shockproof, vibration proof.

HP

HP v222w

This next product is the tiniest entry on our list. If you are looking for something that might fit into your wallet seamlessly, this USB is for you. With a stainless steel metal frame and a tiny rubber cap up top, this pen drive looks like a broken toy part at the most.

Coming to its functionality, it has all the standard features and a little outdated USB 2.0 tech but offers the same storage capabilities to the user. Its form factor is what makes it unique and desirable. You might plug in the USB and might not even notice it is there.

Available Sizes

16GB32GB64GB

Strengths

  • Lightweight
  • Inexpensive alternative.
  • 2-year warranty

Features

  • Key-fob (lock or unlock the pen drive with a button)
  • Metallic frame.
  • Up to 64 GB storage space.
  • Small form factor.

SanDisk Ultra Flair

SanDisk Ultra Flair

With an innovative and futuristic design, the next pen drive is the Ultra flair from SanDisk. If you are looking for something with a premium metal finish and crazy fast speeds, then this is the device for you. This USB with 3..0 technology unlocks the potential of transferring data at very high speeds. Furthermore, this device is compatible with both 2.0 and 3.0 ports for flexibility.

When it comes to the security of your data, the pen drive is equipped with SecureAccess software from SanDisk. It protects your data from being stolen or corrupted. And in case you lost your data, then you can use the RescuePRO deluxe software to recover your data. Additionally, this is amongst pen drive’s lowest prices.

Available variants

USB 3.0USB 3.1

Available Sizes

32 GB64 GB128 GB256 GB512 GB

Strengths

  • Great built quality.
  • Amazing colour scheme.
  • High speed 3.0 file transfer.
  • Good data security.

Features

  • 150 Mbps read speed
  • Secure Access software(protects your data from getting stolen or corrupted)
  • Easy data recovery option.
  • Compatible with 2.0 and 3.0 ports.

HP

HP USB 3.1 Flash Drive

The final henry from HP on this list is the HPFD796L-32. This USB has a sliding mechanism that reveals the connector at one end and a key ring holder on the other, making it more portable. This fully metallic pen drive makes it durable and eye-catchy. Its USB 3.1 technology takes it among the fastest pen drives available.

This USB is backwards compatible with both USB 2.0 and 3.0, so you don’t have to worry about your old system. Pen drives come in all shapes and sizes, but let’s concentrate on the sizes available on this one.

Available Sizes

16GB32GB64GB128GB

Strengths

  • Durable & stylish design
  • Faster file transfer speeds
  • Backwards compatible.
  • Affordable price.

Features

  • USB 3.1
  • 150 Mbps read-speed
  • Keyring holder.
  • Capless design

Samsung

Samsung

Have you ever caught yourself admiring a pen drive? You haven’t! Then you will start admiring if you buy this pen drive from Samsung. This golden coloured pen drive looks like a supercar and delivers the same performance as well. The Samsung bar plus comes in with an impressive 200Mbps read speed and can facilitate storage of 64 GB.

Strengths

  • HP’s guarantee.
  • Great colour and design.
  • High-speed file transfer.

Features

  • USB 3.1.
  • Strap holder.
  • OTG functionality
  • 100 Mbps read-speed

Strontium

Strontium

Well, we are finally done with the SanDisk and HP. You are in for a lot of unique and creative designs, with out of the box features. Pollex from Strontium is definitely one of them. They have a line of pen drives with unique and creative designs. This red and black USB has non-volatile storage and solid-state readability.

According to its many positive reviews, this pen drive is loved by many. Additionally, this USB comes in only one variant, which is the 16GB variant. The manufacturer also claims that the MTBF(mean time between failure) is more than 5,00,000 hours, which is approximately 57 years.

Strengths

  • Value for money.
  • Backwards compatibility.
  • Great colour and design.
  • MTBF – More than 5,00,000 hours.

Features

  • 16 GB storage space.
  • Compatible with USB 2.0 & 3.0
  • Non- Volatile storage.
  • Solid-state reliability.

SanDisk ultra dual drive Go

SanDisk ultra dual drive Go

Yes, a second USB from SanDisk, as I said, they are currently dominating the pen drive market with innovative and efficient design. This USB solves a major issue a lot of you might face every day: compatibility. Compatibility has been an issue for a long time. Pen drives that fit my HP laptop do not go in my apple laptop or PC. This USB from SanDisk solves that issue with a 2-in-1 pen drive. With this, you get both type C and type-A ports.

With over 150 Mbps of read-speed and USB 3.1 Gen 1, the potential for high file transfer speed is limitless. Furthermore, USB is available in 2 different colours and five different sizes.

Available Sizes

32 GB64 GB128 GB256 GB512 GB

Strengths

  • Great design and colours
  • 2-in-1 pen drive with both type-C and type-A ports.
  • Fast and reliable speeds.
  • Affordable and fast.

Features

  • USB 3.1 Gen 1(the latest version of USB device technology)
  • 150Mbps read speed.
  • Compatible with both USB type-A, C.
  • Keyring hole

Samsung

Samsung Duo Plus

The final entry is from Samsung. And they have come up with an interesting concept, some might like it, some might not. This USB originally comes with a type C conector but at the bottom you also get a type A connector that you can attach over the type C connector. This turns the pendrive very portable and unique.

Coming back to the functionality of the pen drive, it has USB 3.1 technology and has a 400 Mbps read speed. Additionally, this USB device comes in 3 main storage size variants.

Available Sizes

32GB64GB128GB

Strengths

  • Great colour and design
  • Small form factor
  • Very affordable
  • Sliding mechanism

Features

  • 64 GB storage capacity.
  • USB 3.1
  • Sliding mechanism.
  • Built-in strap hole.

Chances are you have come across a lot of pen drives on your quest to find the right one for yourself, but I hope this list helped you choose the right one for yourself. In case you liked this list, why not check out the best power banks for your phone?

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