When you check our website, you will see that many of our most popular USB memory stick models offer USB 2.0 and USB 3.0. This means you can continue to buy your favorite USB drive, but with excellent USB storage. But what is the difference between these two USB versions, and which one is best for you?

What does the USB 3.0 memory stick provide?
USB 3.0 provides excellent data transfer speed and higher data management efficiency, but it does require additional costs, so you should consider several factors before choosing a larger and better USB 3.0 product.

(1) Speed
It is faster. If speed is the goal of the game, then USB 3.0 is what you are looking for. USB 2.0 transfers data at a speed of approximately 480mb, while USB 3.0 provides data transfer at approximately 4,800mb. This is 10 times the speed! However, if the USB port where you insert the memory stick is only USB 2.0, the data transfer can only be performed at the speed of USB 2.0. This is something to be aware of, although most modern computers have USB 3.0 inputs.

(2) Compatibility
It is worth noting that the USB 3.0 port is backward compatible. If you are working on USB 3.0 USB sticks because you are worried about the USB 2.0 version being incompatible with new ultra-modern laptops or computers, don’t worry, your regular USB sticks will still work.

(3) Bandwidth
USB 3.0 is not only faster, but also has greater bandwidth. This allows data to pass in both directions at the same time. This is not possible with USB 2.0, where data can only be transferred in one direction at a time.

What are we talking about…
This sounds obvious, but it all depends on your needs. If you often deal with large file transfers, then we recommend USB 3.0. Both you and your customers will be easier to use, which will have a positive impact on your brand and business.

If you use the memory stick as a free promotional handout and only need to upload a few small files, USB 2.0 will not only work, but also save money.


To view our full range of USB 3.0 memory stick models, please visit our USB 3.0 webpage.


To view our full range of USB 3.0 memory stick