With imagination, style and good fortune, you could make your promotional give away USB as the potential to be the talk of the town perhaps it could even become a collectors’ item. Even if doesn’t end up the new must-have sensation, thought about carefully giving away a customized USB is still a really useful and successful promotional device. Here are a few things to remember when you’re out looking for the right USB flash drives.
How You’re Going to Use It
Considering the primary use of the USB will go a long way towards helping you find the best product in terms of speed, capacity, and functionality. For instance, you may be interested in buying flash drives for promotional purposes. In this case, you’d be better ordering flash drives in bulk, as it would save a lot of money. You should also consider customization options before finalizing a purchase.
Similarly, you may be interested in buying a few to promote a paperless environment in your workplace. Again, you should be buying in bulk and consider a style that goes with your theme and purpose.
Check Transfer Speed
Currently, you can find two main types of USB drives on the market – USB 2.0 and USB 3.0. When you pick the USB 2.0, you get a speed of 60megabits of data transferred per second. On the other hand, USB 3.0 is capable of transferring 640 megabits of data per second. It means that going for the latest USB 3.0 seems to be a better choice, but keep in mind that the speed difference really matters when you’re buying a drive that is capable of storing more than 1TB of data.
Check for Hardware Compatibility
Another big consideration when buying drives in bulk is regarding hardware compatibility. This is especially important if you’re going to buy these drives for your workplace and want to give these to your employees, as you’d want to ensure that those drives work on everyone’s computer.
Modern-day drivers are usually advanced enough to work on almost all laptops and computers, but their functionality may suffer a bit when used on a computer with incompatible hardware. For instance, if you pay the additional price to buy the USB 3.0, but use it on a computer with a USB 2.0 port, you won’t notice any change in speed. In this case, there is no point in paying the extra to get a faster USB drive in the first place. So, consider your hardware before buying USB drives in bulk.
Know Your Storage Needs
If you know how you’re going to use your drives, it will be easier to determine the size or capacity that will work best for you. No matter how unique your storage needs are, you can easily find a flash drive to manage things well. For instance, you can buy a flash drive with storage capacity as little as 512MB or as high as 32GB. However, there are special drives available today with the ability to carry up to 1TB of data. Remember, the price will change with a change in its capacity, so be sure to determine exactly which size will work for you.