5 Best Fastest USB 3.0/3.1 Flash Drive in 2020 [Updated]

No one wants to wait for 20 minutes or more to copy a file. When you find that the copy progress bar like a crawling snail, you will be crazy, especially if you need to repeat this action every day. This is why I give up a USB flash drive with multiple ports and choose the faster Sandisk SDCZ880.

We cannot tell you which one is the fastest USB flash drive, because the read and write speed of the USB flash drive will increase with the advancement of technology. What we can do is keep track of the market and update the currently fastest and reliable USB flash drives. 

In addition to speed, the quality and safety of USB drives are also very important for your data. So we highly recommend well-known branded products. The lifetime is very difficult to guarantee if you choose those unknown-brand products with low price and poor quality of the chipset and workmanship, even though they may have a cool design and perfect product images/description.

 

The following are several reliable products selected after our comparative analysis for your reference (Updated: Feb 08, 2020)

1. Samsung BAR Plus USB 3.1 Flash Drive

Specs and Features:

  • Capacity: 32GB/64GB/128GB/256GB
  • USB 3.1 Gen 1
  • Up to 300 MB/s for 256/128GB models; Up to 200 MB/s for 64/32GB models.
  • Write speed is lower than read speed.
  • Waterproof, shockproof, magnet proof, temperature proof, x-ray proof
  • Backward-compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
  • Rugged metal casing for durability with keyring design
  • 5-year limited warranty
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2. SanDisk SDCZ880 Extreme PRO USB 3.1 Solid State Flash Drive

Specs and Features:

  • Capacity: 64GB/128GB
  • USB 3.1 Gen 1
  • Write speed up to 380MB/s
  • Read speed up to 420MB/s
  • Backward-compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
  • Include SanDisk Secure Access software for 128-bit AES file encryption and password protection
  • Rugged metal casing for durability with keyring design
  • Limited lifetime warranty
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3. Samsung FIT Plus USB 3.1 Flash Drive 

Specs and Features:

  • Capacity: 32GB/64GB/128GB/256GB
  • USB 3.1 Gen 1
  • Read speed up to 300 MB/s (128GB/256GB) +  200 MB/s (32GB/64GB)
  • Write speed is lower than read speed.
  • Waterproof, shockproof, magnet proof, temperature proof, x-ray proof
  • Backward-compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
  • Mini size with the seamlessly fitting design
  • 5-year limited warranty
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4. SanDisk Extreme Go USB 3.1 Flash Drive

Specs and Features:

  • Capacity: 64GB/128GB
  • USB 3.1 Gen 1
  • Write speed up to 150MB/s
  • Read speed up to 200MB/s
  • Backward-compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
  • Include SanDisk Secure Access software for 128-bit AES file encryption and password protection
  • Rugged metal casing for durability with keyring design
  • Limited lifetime warranty
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5. SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive 

Specs and Features:

  • Capacity: 16GB/32GB/64GB/128GB/256GB
  • USB 3.1 Gen 1
  • Read speed up to 130MB/s
  • Write speed is lower than read speed.
  • Backward-compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
  • Include SanDisk Secure Access software for 128-bit AES file encryption and password protection
  • Mini size with keyring design
  • Limited lifetime warranty
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  1. I just found this out myself but USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 Gen 1 are the same thing. They’re both 5 gbps and was simply just renamed from 3.0 to 3.1 Gen 1. So technically 3.1 Gen 1 aren’t backwards compatible to 3.0 because they are 3.0. AND NOW USB 3.0/3.1 Gen 1 (10 gbps) has been renamed again to USB 3.2 Gen 1 and USB 3.1 Gen 2 is USB 3.2 Gen 2 and the new 20 gbps will be called USB 3.2 Gen 2×2. Doesn’t make any sense.

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