Best 8GB Flash Drive?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Doju, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. Doju macrumors 68000

    Jun 16, 2008
    I'm in the market for a flash drive, and while I only need 8GB at max, I want a fast one with great read/write times. Looking to spend around $30 max.


    - Works on Macs and PCs alike (obviously)
    - Fast read/write times (but don't have to be crazy good and over the top, just "good/above average"
    - Preferably thin/narrow - Mac laptops have their USB ports close, so this is a bit important
    - Preferably somewhat rugged (ie: can retract into itself, has a hard shell, not really long and narrow so it snaps, etc.)
    - $30 or under

    That's about it. Nothing too crazy, just an above average, 8GB flash drive. Something that allows you to attach like a lanyard or something.

    Cheers. Preferably off or another Canadian site.
  2. Doju thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jun 16, 2008
  3. Zortrium macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2003
    It doesn't obstruct the second USB port on a MacBook if that's what you're worried about. You can't fit two side by side, but I presently have a Logitech mouse receiver plugged into one and my Corsair flash drive plugged into the other.
  4. Andrew Henry macrumors 6502a

    Mar 4, 2008

    sandisk Cruzer Contour

    Best drive I've ever owned, it's thin, narrow, retracts and is rugged also comes with a leather pouch, I highly recommend you pick one up, they come in 8gb but for a couple bucks more get the 16gb just in case you wish to expand, shop around prices vary!


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