What makes a quality drive

The last thing anybody wants when they first try their USB flash drive is to find out its failed, or doesn’t have the memory capacity it claimed. Sadly, there are a lot of defective and deceptive products in the world of flash drive manufacturing, and many of our clients have experienced the same problems through other suppliers.

What exactly makes a high quality flash drive? And how can you best sort out the high quality drives from the cheap and defective ones?

Ultimately, you get what you pay for with flash drives. There are brands out there producing good quality drives: Intel, Samsung, Toshiba, Micron Technology, Hynix, Sandisk – to name a few – and though their prices are more than generic brands equivalents, the level of quality in the chips they use demand a higher value.

High quality components make the difference

The sort of chip a flash drive uses will alter the price and quality of the product. The three major types of flash memory used in the flash drive market are SLC (Single Level Cell), MLC (Multi Level Cell) and TLC (Triple Level Cell). As implied by the name, SLC stores 1 bit of information per cell. MLC stores 2 bits per cell, and TLC stores 3 bits per cell. Whereas SLC is the most reliable and enduring of the three – and the most pricey – TLC is the cheapest, but lacks in performance and has a tendency to degrade over time.

MLC is the best flash memory choice that balances good quality and reasonable cost. Combining the choice of MLC with a brand that is known for producing high quality flash drives will ensure your flash drive is not a dud.

As experts in the flash drive industry, Qualitas hand selects flash memory from only first class brands made with reliable materials for longevity and durability. Need answers right now?…chat live or order online.


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