USB drives are known by a myriad of names, including thumb drives (since the most common size is that of your thumb), jump drives and flash drives. USB drives are currently available in USB 2.0 and USB 3.0!
These small plug-and-play drives are removable, re-writable, and great for storing personal and professional data, as many are hardware-encrypted devices for ultimate security. USB flash drives come in colors, styles, and capacities that suit all age groups and demographics—from the fashionista to the technophile!
If you?re trying to decide what type of USB drive best suits your needs, you should consider the following:
Capacity most often determines the cost of your USB drive. The most common sizes found on the market today range from 4GB to 64GB?with larger sizes coming to market everyday! If you plan to use your USB drive for moving files from one computer to another and the files are rather small, such as documents or low resolution images, start at the lower-end capacities. If you plan to move or store larger documents, including graphics, videos, games or other multimedia files, the larger the size the better. In general, it is best to get the largest capacity you can find within your price range.
USB thumb drives come in a range of product sizes?the smallest (such as the Verbatim Store 'n' Stay USB Drive) being the size of a penny and the largest about the size of your thumb. Almost all USB jump drives have a hook on them so you can secure them to a keychain or lanyard. For kids, a larger-sized drive is probably the best choice so they don?t lose their USB drive at school or in the bottom of a backpack. For adults, attaching a tiny or small jump drive to your keychain ensures you have a drive on-the-go.
Some USB 2.0 flash drives come pre-loaded with software. Others are simply a drive without any bells or whistles?you just drag and drop files. Drives pre-loaded with software often offer advanced file security. The software allows you to create public and private zones with password protection. This software, typically designed for PCs only (although Verbatim does offer one made specifically for Mac) is preferred in situations when the drive is frequently shared. Government agencies and companies with sensitive information might want drives with specialized encryption software.
Whether you require a basic storage drive with up to 64GB of capacity, a fashionable or trendy drive, a durable, micro-portable form-factor drive or a drive with enhanced security features, Verbatim has a product for you!
PinStripe USB 2.0 Drive
The PinStripe USB Drive from Verbatim has a push and pull sliding feature which protects the USB connection when it is not in use without the need for a separate cap which is easily lost.
In a lightweight, striped pinstripe design and available in a variety of colours in 8GB, 16GB, 32GB & 64GB capacity the PinStripe USB Drive is the perfect storage solution for everyone. More Green, Less Plastic. This package contains on average 90% less plastic than previous packaging.
Verbatim 2 Year Limited Warranty.
V3 Store ‘n’ Go USB 3.0 Drive
Featuring a USB 3.0 interface for SuperSpeed data transfer, the Store 'n' Go V3 USB Drive is up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0* making it faster for transferring and saving larger file sizes of all types.
The design of the V3 USB Drive also ensures that the USB connectors are protected featuring a 'slide and lock' mechanism. This locks into position when using the drive and retracts back into a closed position to protect the connector when not in use.
Simple and easy to use, just plug into any USB 3.0 port (also compatible with USB 2.0) and drag and drop your folders and files.
iStore ‘n’ Go USB Lightning 3.0 Drive
Expand the capacity of your Apple iPhone, iPod and iPad with the Verbatim iStore 'n' Go Lightning / USB 3.0 Drive.
The Verbatim iStore 'n' Go Lightning / USB 3.0 Drive allows you to free up your mobile memory, providing external storage for your Apple device. Easily store and transfer files between your device and a PC equipped with a USB port via the Lighting / USB 3.0 cable. Perfect for accessing, backing up and sharing your files when you're not connected to the internet.*
*Internet connection required for App download. Free App available from the App Store.
Secure Data Pro USB 3.0 Drive
- Hardware-based 256-bit AES encryption with Security controller based hardware.
- Preloaded with an intuitive autorun security application for password protection.
- Password hashing algorithm.
- Hack resistant password entry - erases data after 10 failed entry attempts.
- Strict authorisation policy - strict password rules.
- No admin rights required on host PC.
- Enhanced for Windows Ready boost.
- Retractable connector eliminated the inconvenience of caps.
- Free Technical Hotline Support.
- Verbatim 24 Month Manufacturers Warranty.
Store ‘n’ Go OTG Dual Drive
The Verbatim Dual USB Drive allows you to transfer files to and from a computer or any OTG-compatible device. Allowing you to transfer content between your smartphone/ tablet** and/or your PC or Mac without a Wi-Fi connection or using up costly mobile data.
Available in 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of storage capacity, the Verbatim Dual USB Drive enables you to store your valuable content directly onto the device and access it directly using your Smartphone/tablet**. Freeing up valuable memory on your mobile device when you are out and about and unable to transfer directly onto your PC or Mac.
Store 'n’ Stay NANO USB 2.0 Drive
The Verbatim NANO USB Drive has a low profile design which is perfect for use with devices where a full size drive is not suitable.
From use with TV’s, media players and car audio devices, to expanding the storage of an ultra-book without increasing its footprint, the Verbatim NANO USB Drive is the perfect solution.
When inserted into a USB port only 5mm of the Verbatim Store 'n' Stay NANO USB Drive is left protruding, meaning it’s so small and unobtrusive it can be let in semi-permanently. Capacity: 16GB & 32GB
Verbatim 2 Year Limited Warranty.
Verbatim MediaShare Mini
- Connect up to 7 Devices Simultaneously to the
- MediaShare to Share Video, Music, Photos 7 Data
- Upload & Download Content to & from your Device
- Easily Back Up Files on your Phone or Tablet
- Up to 3 Hours of Continuous Use
- Charges via USB, Battery can be
- Charged while in use