Best Pen Drives of 2018,

One of the most popular computer accessories around today is the USB flash drive, also called thumb drives or pen drives. They are pocket-sized digital data storage devices used for transferring documents, pictures, and music files.

Ranging from 2GB to 128GB, these drives are secure, reusable and much easier to transport than other forms of external data storage.

Pen drives are easily accessible and inexpensive temporary data storage solutions. They are designed to plug into the USB port of a PC or Laptop, smartphones and work with both Windows and Mac operating systems.

You can also use them with printers directly without been accessed via a PC or laptop.

Let’s look at the best affordable pen drives on Jumia marketplace.

HP Pen Flash Drive – 16GB Silver

HP Pen Flash Drive 16GB Silver color

There are many brands offering pen drives, and it is essential to choose only the best. Hewlett Packard or HP is one of the leading names offering compact yet powerful flash drives at a competitive price on Jumia.

The 16GB silver color HP Pen Flash Drive is one of the best pendrives you can get on Jumia. It comes with a solid metal design and a data transfer Speed of 25 MB per second and a write speed of 8 MB per second.

The 16GB HP Pen drive can be easily clipped onto the pocket, enhancing your professional look to prevent losing it easily. You can also securely attach it to keys, backpacks, and handbags.

This pen drive does not need any driver software for use as it is plug-and-play and it works perfectly on Mac and Windows OS.

Specifications:

Capacity: 16GB

Connector: USB 2.0

Transfer Speed: Read 25 Mbps, Write 8 Mbps

Optical drive: USB Flash Drive

Compatible operating systems: Windows: 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8; Mac OS: 10.3 and above

What’s in the box: HP Pen Flash Drive – 16GB Silver

Manufacturer: HP.

HP Pen Flash Drive price on Jumia

Jumia Ghana – From GH₵ 33.00 to GH₵ 43.00

Jumia Kenya – From KSh 899 to KSh 1,199

Sandisk cruzer blade flash drive – 16GB

sandisk cruzer blade 16gb pen driveThis pen drive seems to a very popular and most used storage device I have seen around. The pen drive comes with USB 2.0 interface and offers very good data transfer rate.

The Cruzer Blade USB flash drive features a compact design that fits easily into a pocket or computer bag. This USB drive has a sleek black and red design that coordinates with many electronic devices.

The 16GB Sandisk cruzer blade pen drive comes with a data transfer Speed of 17.62 Mbps Read Speed, 4.42 Mbps Write Speed, and it is compatible with Windows operating system, it eliminates the need for configuration and installation.

Specifications:

Capacity: 16GB

Connector: USB 2.0

Transfer Speed: Read 17.62 Mbps, Write 4.42 Mbps

Optical drive: USB Flash Drive

Manufacturer: SanDisk

Compatibility: Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7, Apple MacOS X 10.5 or later

What’s in the box: Sandisk cruzer blade flash drive – 16GB

Sandisk cruzer blade flash disk price on Jumia

Jumia Kenya: KSh 749 to KSh 939

Jumia Ghana: GH₵ 59

Jumia Nigeria: ₦ 2,553.

If you want more storage capacity, you can buy the 32GB version of this drive.

Toshiba Flash Drive – 16GB

Toshiba Flash Drive 16GB

This 16GB Toshiba pen drive is all you need for storing your pictures, music, videos and other files.

With a good transfer speed of 18 MB/s read speed and 5 MB/s write speed, it allows you easily save and transfer your digital content from computer to computer, or take it on-the-go.

It also provides data security by enabling you to set a password for the entire device or one specific block of data.

Specifications:

Capacity: 16GB

Size (L x W x H cm): 5 x 10 x 8

Weight (kg): 0.3554

Main material: pvc

Read speed: 18 MB/s

Write speed: 5 MB/s

You can opt for the 32GB and 128 GB of this pen drive on Jumia, if you want a bigger storage capacity.

16GB Toshiba Flash Drive price on Jumia

Jumia Kenya: KSh 850

Jumia Ghana: GH₵ 69 to GH₵ 80 (Bundle of two pen drives).

Samsung mini Dual USB 3.0 Pen Drive – 32GB

Samsung mini Dual USB 3.0 Pen Drive 32GBWant to transfer your files from phone to pen drive or vice versa? You’re at the right place.

The two-in-one 32GB Samsung mini USB 3.0 Pen Drive with OTG technology features both standard and micro USB connectors, making it ideal for transferring files between smartphones, tablets, and PCs.

This versatile flash drive lets you transfer large files in seconds thanks to SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology, which delivers speeds up to 150 MB/s.

Note: Actual speed may vary depending on use host device conditions and environment.

Specifications:

Capacity: 32GB

Product Type: USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Family Line: DUO

Compatibility: PC, Notebook, Smartphone, Tablet

Interface: USB 3.0 for Standard A (USB 2.0 backward compatible), USB 2.0 for micro B

Connector: Standard A, micro B

Manufacturer: Samsung

Speed: 150mbps

Samsung mini Dual USB 3.0 Pen Drive price on Jumia

Jumia Ghana: GH₵ 69

Jumia Nigeria: ₦ 13,000

These flash drives or pen drives are the best on Jumia marketplace based on customer reviews. Here are popular questions and answers about these devices.

What is dual USB drive?

Dual Connectors Bridge Phones, Tablets, and Computers. With a micro-USB connector on one end and a USB 3.0 connector on the other, this sleek, handy flash drive lets you move content easily between all the devices in your world — from your OTG-enabled Android smartphone or tablet to your laptop, your PC or Mac computer.

Can you connect a flash drive to an Android phone?

Plug it in. Connect the OTG (On-The-Go) cable to your phone, then attach the USB Flash Drive. Launch StickMount and then tap OK to mount the drive. You can also choose to have StickMount launch automatically every time a flash drive is connected.

How can pen drive be connected to mobile?

How to connect to a USB OTG cable

  1. Connect a flash drive (or SD reader with card) to the full-size USB female end of the adapter. Your USB drive plugs into the OTG cable first.
  2. Connect OTG cable to your phone.
  3. Swipe down from the top to show the notification drawer.
  4. Tap USB Drive.
  5. Find the file you’d like to share.

How do you transfer pictures from your phone to a flash drive?

  1. Move files by USB
  2. Unlock your Android device.
  3. With a USB cable, connect your device to your computer.
  4. On your device, tap the “USB for…” notification.
  5. Select Transfer files.
  6. A file transfer window will open on your computer. Use it to drag files.
  7. When you’re done, eject your device from Windows.
  8. Unplug the USB cable.