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12/22/2015

LOWEST PRICE: 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive for $16.19 on Amazon (25 cents per GB on USB 3.0 drive!)


Amazon has got the Silicon Power 64GB Blaze USB 3.0 Retractable Flash Drive for $16.19 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping, the lowest recorded Amazon price on this flash drive (comes to 25 cents per gig on a USB 3.0 drive).

My go-to price on flash drives (also known as jump drives and thumb drives) has recently dropped to around $0.30 per gigabyte; so I'll normally pay about $19-$20 for a 64 gig jump drive and consider that a good deal. This beats that by about 20%!

As you probably know, USB 3.0 Flash Drives are much faster (about 10X) than USB 2.0 Flash Drives.  If you are buying flash drives for gaming, you must use the USB 3.0 flash drives for the speed.

The Silicon Power Blaze got 4.2 out of 5 stars over 137 customer reviews.  This is an excellent prices on a great product. 

What do I use flash drives for?  Because flash drives are so physically small and portable but at the same time can hold so much information, they are ideal for data storage.
  • Travel:  this is my main use for portable drives. if I want to take my laptop with me on a plane, but also need a ton of files from my main computer, it takes me about 5 minutes to copy them on to a flash drive and put the drive in my purse.  I can work with the files by just plugging them into my computer, and then bring home the updated versions the same way.  Flash drives were made for travel.
  • Backup:  I have a regular backup drive, but there are certain files (documents, pictures) I'd like to keep multiple safe copies of in different physical locations.  You never know when a disaster like Sandy or a fire or a burglary (all God forbid) may hit you.  We actually have some flash drives tucked away in our safe deposit vault.
  • Music storage:  music files like mp3s are huge and tend to eat up my computer, laptop, iPad and phone storage very quickly.  While I keep the majority in cloud storage, there are a few I like to keep offline, and those are on flash drives.
  • Photos:  ever empty an entire summer's worth of pictures from your iPhone to your PC?  There are a few you'll want to keep on there, but the rest should go into storage.  Also remember that those wedding pictures of your grandparents from the 1940s just aren't going to last forever; scan them into digital form and back them up them on a flash drive.  
  • Documents:  birth certificates, passports, marriage licenses, divorce papers, ketubahs, gets, citizenship papers, court records, even tax returns and receipts, financial records, etc. all should be backed up tucked away on a flash drive.  These are all things that are not easily replaceable.
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