Question Help me choose between 3 USBs for storage

AleksiDj52

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Hello everyone, first of all English is not my mother tongue so i hope you understand what i say. I wanna buy a USB Flash Drive that has ofc a Type C and a Type A connector but don't know which is the best one. I have selected my top 3 but cannot decide which one to get (in terms of performance ofc, don't have a problem with money). I will be using the Flash Drive to store pictures and videos. All of the photos and videos that we have are around 130GB or so so that write speed to me is quite important (and of course i will be using it throughout the years). All 3 Flash Drives will be listed below with their websites.

1st: SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Go 256GB USB 3.1
Website: Ultra Dual Drive Go USB Type-C™ | Western Digital

2nd: Samsung Duo Plus 256GB USB 3.1
Website: USB 3.1 Flash Drive DUO Plus 256GB Memory & Storage - MUF-256DB/AM | Samsung US

3rd: SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive 256GB USB 3.1
Website: SanDisk Dual USB Drive Type-C, USB C to USB, USB 3.1, USB A | Western Digital

My brother has the 1st USB but the 32GB capacity. Though the problem is the write speed on it is terrible. On CrystalDiskMark i get 20MB/s of Write speed and Read speed from 125-140MB/s. It's advertised speeds are 40MB/s Write and 150MB/s Read. Don't have a problem about the Read but a problem with the Write.

You may say get the Samsung one since it's the best among the other 2 but reading some Amazon reviews say that it's writing speed is terrible on that as well. It's advertised speed for that is 400MB/s Read and i think 120MB/s Write. Some customers say that it's write gets as low as 20-30MB/s on most occasions and that is annoying me.

Lastly, is it true that the higher the capacity of a flash drive, the higher the read/write speed?

Thank you for any help
 
Have you completely rejected the idea of a fast NVMe M.2 drive in an enclosure that connects to a USB port by a short cable.

You choose the enclosure. You choose the drive. You assemble the drive into the enclosure yourself in maybe 15 minutes.

Cost maybe 25 dollars for the enclosure; plus your choice of drive.

I built one a year or so ago. Copy speeds to it are about 1000 GB per hour. Which is circa 350 to 400 MB/s.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=tdbt+m.2+nvme+ssd+enclosure&crid=1H9UYGJ3B44B3&sprefix=tdbt+m.2+nvme+ssd+enclosure,aps,334&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-doa-p_2_27
 

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Have you completely rejected the idea of a fast NVMe M.2 drive in an enclosure that connects to a USB port by a short cable.

You choose the enclosure. You choose the drive. You assemble the drive into the enclosure yourself in maybe 15 minutes.

Cost maybe 25 dollars for the enclosure; plus your choice of drive.

I built one a year or so ago. Copy speeds to it are about 1000 GB per hour. Which is circa 350 to 400 MB/s.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=tdbt+m.2+nvme+ssd+enclosure&crid=1H9UYGJ3B44B3&sprefix=tdbt+m.2+nvme+ssd+enclosure,aps,334&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-doa-p_2_27
Thanks for you reply!

Unfortunately i have rejected the idea of what you said and i'm not into that kind of direction. I just want a simple USB that can both connect to my phone and computer/laptop without having a whole NVMe drive on me cuz i will be carrying around the USB everywhere i go so i can't have a whole enclosure on my bag. I don't have a big bag but a small one and i can't have an NVMe drive in an enclosure on me so yeah. I hope you understand what i'm trying to say. Thanks though

Edit: Now i understood what you said. I thought you meant the bulky enclosures for some reason and now i get what you meant. Your idea is great but that adds extra cost that i don't want and i as i said above, i just want a simple flash drive, that's it
 
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OK; all I can suggest is to pound Google, Youtube, and forums for info on your particular drive choices.

I know from experience that you don't dare take the word of manufacturers and advertising propaganda.

There is a LOT of variation in the flash drive world.

Sandisk Extremes used to be among the very fastest, but I'm not sure if they are still available.

Part of the problem with them in my experience is that they are very flimsy and can just come apart in your hand. So, I've gravitated away from them as much as possible.
 

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OK; all I can suggest is to pound Google, Youtube, and forums for info on your particular drive choices.

I know from experience that you don't dare take the word of manufacturers and advertising propaganda.

There is a LOT of variation in the flash drive world.

Sandisk Extremes used to be among the very fastest, but I'm not sure if they are still available.

Part of the problem with them in my experience is that they are very flimsy and can just come apart in your hand. So, I've gravitated away from them as much as possible.
I've done lots of research on those dual drives on Google BUT haven't seen any Youtube vids but that shouldn't be any different to Google searches.

Regarding about your second line, well not every single advertisement from manufacturers is wrong ofc, yeah there are many advertisement propaganda as you said but "sometimes" their device actual claim what the manufacturer said. Sometimes it's hit or miss lol

I will see what i can do though. I have time, it's not like i want the flash drive now, i can wait another 1-2 weeks or so so yeah. Thanks for your help bud, have a nice day :D
 

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