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i'm looking for a VERY FAST flash drive. 8GB or 16GB would be fine. I always had windows 7 on my flash drive when I wanted to reformatted and it was so speedy and great. But..... my flash drive died and now I need to replace it with a better one.

Flash drives suggestions?
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number one: USB 3.0

number two: well known names in memory, such as crucial, patriot, etc.

number three: flash drive performance comparisons, such as this one.

if you want an actual recommendation from me, its this.

on a tighter budget, this one would be a better option. less expensive and almost as good performance, although half the storage cap. there is also a 16GB version. if you have trimmed windows to where it would fit in 16 GB, then here it is, for $25 less money.

seriously, though, if you just stick to those three things, you'll find a good one without a problem.
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That 16g G2 data traveler ultimate is fast,
USB3 = up to 100mb/s read and 70mb/s write

If everything your using has 3.0 ports then great, if not, it drops down to 30MB/s for both read and write, this is where the $50 price for 16gig doesn´t seem as attractive.
If your mostly using USB2.0 ports then I´d suggest something like this.

Patriot 8 gig Xporter XT Rage 27MB/s Read 25MB/s Write
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220504
16gig
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220505
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