Our versatile USB that can be used for storing data, transferring files, storing games and music have come a long way. Nowadays cute USB sticks are available in the number of shapes, sizes, colors, and designs.
A flash drive can be custom made depending upon your requirement. The requirement may an environmental friendly flash drive, which can be made out of recycled material, luxurious flash drive for marketing and business purpose or a tech savvy fast flash drive.
All this may seem quite fascinating, but before purchasing these customized cute flash drives, certain important factors must be considered.
Quality must be the most important criteria while choosing a custom flash drive. It may have a great design or color, but if its quality is not good and if it not able to perform its basic function of storing and transferring data, then it is of no use. So, to check the quality of a flash drive, confirm the following;
- Whether the memory chip that is used is of good A-grade quality.
- The cap of the flash drive is well fitted.
- The design or colors used are of good quality and the print on it does not flakes off by simple scratch.
2. Storage Capacity
Be sure about the purpose for which you want a flash drive. Depending upon it, a suitable capacity flash drive can be purchased. The available sizes may range from 4GB to more than 32GB.
For example, if you need a flash drive for storing documents and images, then a flash of less capacity is fine. But, if you need it to store large data that has a lot of graphics or video clips, then you need a large capacity flash drive.
The speed of file transfer is usually measured in megabytes per second that are MB/sec.
A flash drive must be able to transfer data at a good speed. This saves a lot of time.
The latest USB 3.0 can transfer files at the rate up to 60MB/sec if the port is USB 3.0, and up to 25MB/sec if the port is USB 2.0.
Your flash drive must be secure from threats and must be easily accessible only to you.
In a custom made flash drive, the extra security feature may be preloaded to make it extra secure.
The flash drive must be durable and must be able to work in a rough environment.
Another thing that must be taken into consideration is that the material from which the drive is made must be waterproof.
The flash drive must be in the budget and worth the money spent. As a number of designs and colors are available, the price may go high depending upon the design.
The best option is to take care of all the features like quality, speed and security along with the design, color, shape and size.
7. Special features
Some extra features can be added to a flash drive to make it unique and more useful. For example, a key loop for making it handy, LED indicators and even Flash Lights.