Flash Memory Stick Mac USB Backup DrivesWith faster potential transfer rates, Thunderbolt compatible USB 3.2 and USB4 flash drives are the the future for the Macintosh platform. Most feature a conventional, rectangular Type-A USB plug, but many are starting to incorporate a reversible Type-C connector for the latest Apple iMac, Mac mini and MacBook computers with USB-C / Thunderbolt 3 & 4 ports.
High-Speed Flash Thumb Drives For Mac ComputersFor easy file transfer between Macs and Windows PC's, for sharing Photos, MP3 Music files or documents -- or for critical off-site backup storage of essential business and accounting files. Affordable, low-cost Mac compatible USB keychain flash drives are a great Macintosh accessory to have on-hand.
External USB 3.2 Gen 2 Flash DrivesWith the arrival of the unifying Type-C interface, we're seeing USB-C / Thunderbolt 4 and 3 compatible flash drives for Macs hitting the market. Higher end drives implementing the full Gen2 USB 3.1 specification are more likely to leverage the extra bandwidth using higher speed flash memory chips and more sophisticated controllers to deliver more SSD-like speeds.
Kingston NVMe SSD Keychain Drive
Extreme Performance : Thunderbolt 3 USB-C Connector
The newest generation of Type-C keychain drives have begun using SSD caliber NVMe flash modules and sophisicated PCIe controllers yielding external USB-C SSD backup drive performance in an ultra-slim thumb drive form factor. Kingston's DataTraveler Max delivers up to 1000MB/s read speeds, in capacities up to 1 Terabyte making it the FASTEST Thunderbolt compatible flash drive on a stick - ever!
Impressive Real-Word Read/Write Performance
For more affordable, more modest speeds comparable to a SATA III SSD drive, Corsair's GTX family of rectangular USB-A port flash drives is a solid performer in the 400MB/s speed range.
External USB 3.X Flash DrivesHere's a sampling of some of the faster SuperSpeed USB 3.X keychain style drives on the market:
|Patriot Best Drive||SanDisk Top Performer||Dual Type C/A Plugs|
|SuperSonic Flash Drive
Patriot Magnum Series
|SanDisk Extreme Pro
Up To 420MBps Reads
|Switchable USB-C/A Ends
Fast Reads To 350 MBps