10 Best OTG Flash Drive Brands for Android and iOS 2022
It used to be quite complicated if we wanted to move data from a flash to a smartphone. A data cable and a PC are required to do this. But now it’s not anymore. Is an OTG or On-The-Go flash drive that can be connected directly to a smartphone if you want to transfer data between the two via the microUSB port.
Only smartphones that already support the USB OTG feature can read and write data on the OTG flash drive. So, before buying this product, make sure first whether the phone you have is supported or not. If so, let’s read Carisignal’s discussion of the best and best-selling OTG flash brands on the market below.
1. SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive
The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive comes with a compatible micro-USB connector with a USB 2.0 port on one side, and a USB 3.0 connector on the other. You can experience data transfer speeds of up to 150 MB per second from the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive to your computer’s USB 3.0 port.
The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive flash drive is available in several capacity variants, including 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB, and the highest is 256 GB. The price also varies, ranging from Rp. 80 thousand to Rp. 500 thousand.
The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive is compatible with most Android devices that support OTG function. In addition, this flash is also compatible with and can be used directly on PCs and Mac computers that operate Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and Mac OS v10.6+ without the need for drivers.
2. SanDisk iXpand Flip
The SanDisk iXpand Flip is an OTG flash drive that’s here for iPhone and iPad users who need a lot of free space on their devices. This flash drive uses a high-speed USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface to quickly transfer the data in it to the computer.
You can also protect files stored on your SanDisk iXpand Flip with a password to keep them private across iOS devices and PC computers. This flash drive is also equipped with a flip cover that practically protects the Lightning connector, and you can place it on the USB Type-A side when it’s in use.
The SanDisk iXpand Flip is available in four capacity options, namely 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB. The price itself starts from IDR 300 thousand for the lowest capacity to IDR 1 million for the highest capacity.
3. Kingston DataTraveler DT80
Kingston DataTraveler DT80 uses a USB 3.2 Gen1 interface so that it is able to provide read speeds of up to 200 MB per second and write speeds of up to 60 MB per second for the 128 GB and 256 GB variants. This OTG flash drive supports laptops, desktops, smartphones, and tablets with Type-C connectors without the need for an adapter.
The Kingston DataTraveler DT80 is available in four capacities, namely 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB. You can get the lowest variant in the range of IDR 180 thousand, while the highest variant costs around IDR 750 thousand. This product has a small design and closes with a case and key ring making it ideal for on-the-go storage.
4. Transcend JetFlash 890
The Transcend JetFlash 890 is equipped with dual connectors – a reversible USB Type-C connector and a regular USB 3.1 Gen1 connector – designed to transfer and back up photos, music and videos between devices equipped with the latest USB Type-C port. JetFlash 890 is available in three variants, namely 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB with prices starting at IDR 180 thousand.
Equipped with the SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen1 interface, the Transcend JetFlash 890 is capable of delivering transfer speeds of up to 130 MB per second. Meanwhile, the JetFlash 890 uses an innovative COB (Chip on Board) technique and is assembled with a metallic casing, making this product dust and splash resistant.
5. SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Go
The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Go lets you move files between smartphones, tablets, Macs (USB Type-C) and computers (USB Type-A). This OTG flash drive uses a USB 3.1 Gen1 interface with read speeds of up to 150 MB per second, so you can transfer files quickly to your computer.
The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Go has a swivel design to protect the connectors. There is also a key ring hole to attach it to a key ring, so you can carry it easily and safely. This product is available in 5 variants, namely 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB with prices starting at IDR 100 thousand.
6. Kingston DataTraveler Duo
The Kingston DataTraveler Duo comes with a dual interface that works on standard USB Type-A and USB Type-C ports. To protect both ports, the Kingston DataTraveler Duo also has an innovative dual sliding case that makes the flash drive even more sturdy without being lost easily.
Kingston DataTraveler Duo is only available in two capacities, namely 32 GB which is priced at IDR 100 thousand and 64 GB for IDR 150 thousand. This product comes with USB 3.2 Gen1 speed, so you can access and transfer documents, photos, videos, music and more easily.
7. SanDisk iXpand Go
The SanDisk iXpand Go could be another great OTG flash drive option for iPhone or iPad users. This flash drive uses a high-speed USB 3.0 interface that can be relied upon to quickly transfer files that are in it to a computer. This product is available in three capacity options, namely 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB with prices starting at IDR 400 thousand.
The SanDisk iXpand Go also supports file security where you can password protect files, across multiple devices, to keep them private. Meanwhile, the swivel lid design has the dual function of protecting the connector and being a key ring hole so you can easily take the drive anywhere.
8. Transcend JetDrive Go 300
Back for iOS, Transcend JetDrive Go 300 is here to meet the needs of additional memory space for users of devices with these operating systems. JetDrive Go 300 is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models with a Lightning port and running iOS 11 or later.
Transcend JetDrive Go 300 comes in three capacity options, namely 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB with prices starting at IDR 300 thousand. This flash is capable of delivering a maximum performance of up to 20 MB per second for the Lightning interface and up to 100 MB per second for the USB 3.1 Gen1 interface.
9. SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0
The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 features dual connectors: a micro-USB on one side compatible with USB 2.0 ports, and a USB 3.0 connector on the other. It allows you to easily move content across devices from your Android smartphone or tablet to your laptop, PC, or Mac computer.
The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 comes in 5 capacity variants. The smallest is 16 GB which has a read speed of up to 130 MB per second. While the other four: 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB have read speeds of up to 150 MB per second. The price of this SanDisk OTG is quite affordable, starting from IDR 80 thousand to IDR 500 thousand.
10. TeamGroup M181
The TeamGroup M181 has a lid design that can be rotated 360 degrees. This design can not be removed so as to minimize the risk of missing the cap. Even so, it can only cover one of the two ends (USB 3.1 Gen1 (USB 3.0) and USB Type-C).
TeamGroup M181 comes with protection features triple protection on the chip, such as protection against water, dust, and shock. It avoids data corruption or data loss caused by external force during operation, and provides comprehensive data protection to mobile storage.
Regarding performance, you can transfer data with read speeds of up to 85 MB per second and write speeds of up to 20 MB per second (for variants of 32 GB and above). Capacity variant TeamGroup M181 are 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB. And for information, TeamGroup M181 is already available with a USB 3.2 Gen1 interface, but it is not yet known whether this model has officially entered Indonesia or not.
This is the range of the best OTG flash drives selected by Carisignal. Before you buy the products above, please make sure first whether the device you are using is compatible with USB OTG or not.