5 Best and Fastest USB 3.0 Pen Drives of 2016

If you are not a fan of old school disks or sometimes bulky external hard drives, then Pen Drives are probably great relief for you. As we are now at the half of 2016, we will discuss about the best few brands that have set up a name for themselves in the recent past.

Pen Drives with USB 3.0 support are a must owing to their high-end speed of data transfer. Are these Pen Drives really expensive? They can be, depending on the size of the memory and brand factors. In India, it’s no different. These little tools are generally very cheap and it doesn’t matter about which country we are talking about.

If you are shopping in India, then you are at luck, because we are going to take a look at 5 Best and Fastest USB 3.0 Pen Drives of 2016. When we say Best, we mostly consider speed, but also price to performance ratio. Price to performance ratio is something that should concern you the most as you don’t want to overpay for a product that isn’t worth that money.

If you are worried about speed, you should know that 4 Mbps of writing speed and 14 Mbps of reading speed are sufficient for most cases, so use this as a benchmark. In our observation, we found out that SanDisk is leader among the Pen Drive sellers of India, but they are not the only ones. HP and Strontium are also at the top. They usually have that best price to performance ratio and should perform as good as they look.

Now, let’s do little analysis and see what are the best and fastest USB 3.0 Pen Drives in India.

  Last Updated: August 31, 2016
Added Kingston DT microDuo USB3.0 OTG Pen Drive to the list.
  August 30, 2016
Updated the Transcend JetFlash 700 Super Speed (USB 3.0)

1) SanDisk Ultra SDCZ48-032G-U46 USB 3.0 Pen Drive

  • Plastic body, not metallic (not a serious issue as the quality of pendrive is good)
  • Need OTG cable to connect with smartphones
  • Size
  • Blazing fast
  • Excellent build quality
  • Slides inside outer plastic case (safe to carry around in pocket)
 Online Store Availability
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SanDisk Ultra SDCZ48-032G-U46 USB 3.0 Pen Drive reviews amazon store SanDisk Ultra SDCZ48-032G-U46 USB 3.0 Pen Drive (16 GB) Rs. 465
amazon store SanDisk Ultra SDCZ48-032G-U46 USB 3.0 Pen Drive (32 GB) Rs. 664
amazon store SanDisk Ultra SDCZ48-032G-U46 USB 3.0 Pen Drive (64 GB) Rs. 1,055

2) SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive

  • Slight heating
  • Need OTG cable to connect with smartphones
  • Faster performance
  • Very small in size (good for permanently attached drives)
  • Good build quality
 Online Store Availability
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 SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive Specifications, Price & Review amazon store SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive (16 GB) Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 472
amazon store SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive (32 GB) Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 649
amazon store SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive (64 GB) Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 1,082

3) Kingston DT microDuo USB3.0 OTG Pen Drive

  • Heat Up quickly in USB 3.0 mode
  • Slow writing speed with low end smartphones
  • 2-in-1 - microUSB and USB 3.0 connectors makes it compatible with android phones (no need to buy OTG cable)
  • Excellent speed
  • Tiny and slim design
  • Metal Construction
 Online Store Availability
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Kingston DT microDuo USB3.0 OTG  Pen Drive Specifications, Price & Review amazon store Kingston DT microDuo USB3.0 OTG  Pen Drive (16 GB) Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 460
amazon store Kingston DT microDuo USB3.0 OTG  Pen Drive (32 GB) Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 753
amazon store Kingston DT microDuo USB3.0 OTG  Pen Drive (64 GB) Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 1,390

4) Strontium Nitro Plus OTG cum USB3.0 Pen Drive

  • Average transfer speed on some devices
  • Good, but not up to the standards of Sandisk
  • 2-in-1 - microUSB and USB 3.0 connectors (Compatible with all OTG supported devices)
  • Metal body
  • Decent transfer & read speed
  • Small and nicely built
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Strontium Nitro Plus OTG cum USB3.0 Pen Drive Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 452
Rs. 794
Rs. 1,333

5) Transcend JetFlash 700 Super Speed (USB 3.0)

  • Bulky and bigger in size
  • Need OTG cable to connect with mobile phones
  • No LED indicator (wrong information in amazon description)
  • Very good data transfer & reading speed
  • Shinny plastic body
  • Well built
 Online Store Availability
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Transcend JetFlash 700 Super Speed (USB 3.0) Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 535
Rs. 840
Rs. 1,464

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