Ultra-Fast Flash Memory Drives For Mac

Best Flash Drives For MacOS

Flash Memory Storage For Macs

Shopping for the absoltely fastest keychain flash drive for your Mac? With comptuer I/O interfaces rapidly gaining speed, solid-state flash memory continues to put pressure on conventional mechanical drive technology. Apple has agressively pursued making flash memory the primary storage device for nearly all its Mac computers and Apple gadgets, with conventional hard drives being phased-out whenever possible.

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NVMe SSD Keychain Drive

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A new generation of thumb-size flash memory drives have begun using SSD caliber NVMe flash modules and sophisicated PCIe controller chips to give full external USB-C SSD backup drive performance in a slim pocketable form factor.

Mac USB-C Flash Drives

Type-C connectors will become the dominant interface for nearly every type of computer peripheral - whether it's USB-C or ThunderBolt 3 - all will standardize on the reversible Type-C interface. We're already seeing a fair number of 10Gbps USB 3.1 USB-C flash drives reach the market. Many are dual-ported having both a conventional Type-A USB plug on one end, and a Type-C plug on the other to allow easy compatibility with any Mac model old or new. Corsair, PNY, Samsung, Sandisk and Kingston make some of the fastest keychain flash drives for Mac computers.

Mac USB 3.0 Flash Drives

5Gbps USB3 still has it's place as the dominant interface on hundreds of millions of Mac computers. So a conventional USB Type-A flash memory device is and will be quite usable for years to come. Of note, select, high-end premium Mac flash drives are now rivaling SSD drive read/write speeds with very sophisticated and fast on-board flash memory controller chips. Note however, most USB 3.0 flash drives offer modest speeds that are somewhat faster than a single hard drive, but fall far short of a full-blown solid-state drive.

Mac SD - SDHC - SDXC Flash Drives

Secdure Digital flash memory remains a popular format for modest capacity storage in an ultra-tiny form factor. SDXC cards in particular are getting noticably faster to meet the demands of capturing photos and videos from ultra-high-def 4K UHD cameras. Look for cards with U3 and V60+ icons to indicate they're capable of high-speed WRITES to keep up with the fast and large data streams.

Mac Flash Card Readers

Your Apple computer may or may not have a built-in Secure Digital SD card slot. Some models of Mac mini, iMac and MacBook laptops over recent years included a flash memory slot, tho many others don't. If needed, you can add the ability to read and write to SD, SDHC and SDXC flash cards easily with a slot-enabled card reader or multiport USB or ThunderBolt dock or hub which includes SD memory card slots.