The Best USB-C Flash and Solid State Drives

best usb flash drives

These new USB-C Flash Drives are good for speedy transfers:

USB-C Flash Drives

  • Samsung USB-C Flash Drive — 256 GB — waterproof, shock-proof, magnet-proof, temperature-proof, and X-ray-proof body – 5-year limited warranty – supports USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps speed)

These drives are slightly larger but offer more terabytes of storage:

USB-C SSDs (Solid State Drives)

These devices use the new USB Power Delivery (USB PD) standard. This allows devices to negotiate for higher voltage and current levels up to 20V and 5A (100W), compared to standard USBs’ 5V and 2.4A (12W). 

USB Power Delivery works by negotiating power levels between the power source (charger) and the device, allowing for optimal power transfer 

You need a USB-C charger or power adapter with sufficient power output to fast charge a device. The cable also needs to support the fast charging standard.