The best flash drives in 2024: portable USB memory sticks for storage & back-up

Hand putting one of the best flash drives into a laptop port
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The best flash drives let you store, copy and transfer photos, videos and other data, quickly and easy. Light enough to slip into a pocket or bag, you can take them anywhere, and compared with other devices, they're hugely cost-effective.

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys. 

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