When it comes to USB flash drives, most companies offer a very limited selection to their customers. At Silicon Power, we pride ourselves on giving our customers something more: The luxury of choice.

Our extensive line of award-winning USB flash drives provides our customers with a wide variety of sleek designs and color waves to satisfy the most eccentric and simple palates alike.

However, so many options can also needlessly complicate the buyer’s journey. End users often have questions, like, “Which drives are the most affordable?” or “How do I determine which USB flash drive is compatible with my device?”

Well, now you can put all your questions to rest. We cover our most affordable (and popular) USB flash drives below, and explain what to look out for when it comes to device compatibility.

#1. Mobile C50 USB Flash Drive

Mobile C50 Flash Drive Image

Silicon Power’s Mobile C50 USB flash drive features USB Type-A, Micro-B, and Type-C interfaces, ensuring that it’s compatible with both older and newer devices alike.

Available in capacities ranging from 32GB to 128GB, the C50’s Type-A and Type-C connectors support USB 3.1 Gen 1 (3.0) standards (transfer speeds up to 5Gbps), and its Micro-B connector is designed to support USB 2.0 (480Mbps).

Mobile C50 Flash Drive Side View

Why is it so popular?

One word: Versatility. Type-C is said to be future proof, so your C50 will always be current as newer technologies develop. If your device isn’t compatible with Type-C, then simply use the Type-A plug instead. The multiple connectors allow you to seamlessly transfer data from your smartphone, desktop, or laptop without a hitch.

How affordable is it?

Due to its triple interface feature, the C50’s price runs slightly higher than our other consumer drives. Prices also vary by GB, as seen below:

  • 128GB – $99.99
  • 64GB – $33.99
  • 32GB – $26.99

Get your Mobile C50 at Amazon today.

Is the Mobile C50 compatible with my device?

multiple devices for flash drive

The best way to determine if the C50 — or any modern flash drive — is compatible with your device is to take a look at your device’s current Operating System (OS).

All of Silicon Power’s flash drives can support early versions of Mac OS, Windows, and Linux, so if your device was manufactured sometime in the last ten years, then it should work with any backward compatible flash drive.

Here’s a list of the C50’s supported OSs:

  • Mac OS 10.3.x (Panther) or later
  • Linux 2.6.x or later
  • Windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1, or 10

#2. Marvel M50 USB Flash Drive

Marvel M50 Flash Drive Image

The Marvel M50’s aluminum casing and sleek wave pattern makes it a nifty device for consumers that want a bit more flare. Engineered to support a USB 3.0 Gen 1 interface, the M50 reaches transfer speeds of 5Gbps and works with USB 2.0 as well.

Why is it so popular?

The M50 is a no frills consumer drive. Many users like the drive’s design, which looks less like a flash drive and more like a pocket book or key ring accessory with its strap hole.

How affordable is it?

The 32GB drive costs $33.18 on Amazon.

Device compatibility?

The Marvel M50 supports the following OSs:

  • Mac OS 10.3.x (Panther) or later
  • Linux 2.6.x or later
  • Windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1, or 10

#3. SP Blaze B21 USB Flash Drive

Bolt B21 Flash Drive Image

The Blaze B21 boasts storage capacities ranging from 8Gb to 256Gb and supports both USB 3.0, 3.1, and 2.0. Compact, fast, and reliable, the B21 is a moderately priced flash drive for end users that want something a little less conspicuous and purely functional.

Why is it so popular?

The B21’s design is safe and ergonomic: The retractable connector means you no longer need to worry about misplacing or losing your USB cap, and the strap hole on the tail end allows for easy carrying.

How affordable is it?

Currently, our 16GB Blaze B21 is going for $8.92 on Amazon.

Device compatibility?

The Blaze B21 supports the following OSs:

  • Mac OS 10.3.x (Panther) or later
  • Linux 2.6.x or later
  • Windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1, or 10

#4. Blaze B30 USB Flash Drive

Blaze B30 Flash Drive Image

Like its B21 counterpart, the Blaze B30 flash drive comes in capacities ranging from 8GB to 256GB. Equipped with a backwards compatible USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface, the B30 is yet another easy to handle, well-designed consumer flash drive.

Why is it so popular?

The B30’s glossy, diamond-cut pattern design and stainless steel, 360-degree swivel cap give it a nice, modern appeal that sets it apart from other consumer drives.

How affordable is it?

The Blaze B30 32GB flash drive is priced at $14.42 on Amazon.

Device compatibility?

The Blaze B30 supports the following OSs:

  • Mac OS 10.3.x (Panther) or later
  • Linux 2.6.x or later
  • Windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1, or 10

#5. Jewel J50 USB Flash Drive

Jewel J30 Flash Drive Image

The Jewel J50 is by far our most stylish flash drive. It won an iF Design Award in 2014, and continues to wow our customers. Our J50 comes with capacities between 8GB to 64GB and features a backward compatible 3.1 Gen 1 interface.

Why is it so popular?

So what’s all the hype about with this drive? Its zinc-alloy exterior is fingerprint resistant, and the integrated Chip On Board (COB) technology makes it impervious to water, dust, and vibration.

It is also tiny (think thimble size), so it can double as a fashionable accessory if you tether it to your necklace or a bracelet.

How affordable is it?

The Jewel J50 64GB goes for $30.14 on Amazon.

Device compatibility?

The Jewel J30 supports the following OSs:

  • Mac OS 10.3.x (Panther) or later
  • Linux 2.6.x or later
  • Windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1, or 10

Would you like to check out more of our flash drives? Then visit our flash drive product page today!

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