The world cheapest 1TB flash drive’ is not what you think it is

RAVpower is no one-trick pony; the company makes docking stations, USB-C hubs, laptop battery chargers and more. It’s a famous brand that’s well-received among reviewers, including us.

However, unbeknown to many, the company is also responsible for a USB flash drive (AKA thumb drive) that is nothing short of exceptional for two reasons.

First, its flagship model (the 1TB RAVPower Mini) is one of the cheapest 1TB USB flash drives on the market. At the time of writing, it’s the most affordable, costing a mere $139.99 at Amazon after a $20 coupon discount (roughly £120).

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Secondly, it’s a tiny solid-state drive, measuring 3.9 x 1.2 x 0.4 inch and boasting very, very fast 540MBps read/write speeds.
An alternative to cloud storage

The RAVPower Mini has a plastic and aluminum enclosure, which should protect it from most bumps. However – purists, look away – it doesn’t have a fixed USB connector and instead relies on a USB cable.

It also comes with a 3year warranty and a bundled application called RAVPower Tool, which includes encryption facilities.

While demand for flash drives has fallen off due to the popularity of microSD cards and cloud storage services, they indeed represent a viable alternative.

Note, you’ll need a USB 3.0 connector to make the most of out the RAVPower Mini – this is a USB 3.1 Gen 1, instead of a “real USB 3.1” (which is currently USB 3.1 Gen 2).

An alternative to cloud storage

The RAVPower Mini has a plastic and aluminium enclosure, which should protect it from most bumps. However – purists, look away – it doesn’t have a fixed USB connector and instead relies on a USB cable.

It also comes with a 3year warranty and a bundled application, called RAVPower Tool, which includes encryption facilities.

While demand for flash drives has fallen off due to the popularity of microSD cards and cloud storage services, they indeed represent a viable alternative.

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