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What's the best bang for the buck USB flash drive?

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Looking for a new USB key w/ at least 8GB of storage. I want something that has the best bang for the buck. I have a USB 3.0 mobo so include those if possible. Newegg has a sale--15% off all usb drives right now... thanks!

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The cheapest one is the best bang for ur buck lol, all usb keys are somewhat the same
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&IsNodeId=1&Description=patriot%20xporter&bop=And&SrchInDesc=xt&Page=1&PageSize=100


I've always found these drives to be relatively inexpensive, yet crazy fast. I'd rather buy once and be able to quickly copy files instead of waiting around. Especially since you always seem to need that one file at the worst time
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I have a 4gb patriot XT and an 8gb Mushkin mulholland. Read speads are about the same, but the muskin has faster writes.

Crystaldiskmark shows similar performance for both. I guess I didn't save any screenshots though.

Patriot Xporter XT 4GB
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Mushkin Mulholland 8GB
attachment.php?attachmentid=195804&d=1297795512

The patriot does have a thick rubber like coating. Good if you treat your flashdrives poorly. Muskin is smaller and nicer looking IMO with the exception of the clear cap that can't fit over the back of the flash drive. I usually leave the cap off.

Mushkin comes highly recommended.
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post #5 of 7
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Thinking about getting this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211520

Not sure if its worth it though. I know the higher up in GB you go, the better the performance.
This review: http://goo.gl/nDaQh
Talks about the drive and its performance... although when it mentions,
Quote:
The 8GB model comes with the slowest read/write speeds, but the 16GB, 32GB models share the same read speeds, the latter having the highest write transfer speeds (31MB/s, as advertised by the manufacturer).

Read more: http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/article/1000127/ADATA-Superior-Series-S102-16GB-USB-3.0-Flash-Drive-Review/4#ixzz1E3WqY2ne
I'm not sure if they are referring to the same model since the graphs in the test results shows this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211155
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Originally Posted by Mr. Original;12424688 
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That OCZ Rally II for $22 was like $5 and some change a few months back...what a steal ! Wish I had bought a few more.
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