Many people rely on cloud storage these days, which is often a great experience, until it's not. If you don't have an internet connection, or don't want to have to log into an app to get your data, then you'll want to have local copies of the files. Flash drives have been around for quite some time, and they've dropped in price so much over the past few years. Right now, Amazon has the 128GB SanDisk Ultra Flair USB 3.0 flash drive on sale for just $16.99, which is about $4 less than it normally sells for. This also matches its all-time low price. If you don't need quite that much storage, you can pick up the 64GB version for $10.99.
With high-speed USB 3.0 data transfer, it's quick and easy to get files on and off of the drive. It can transfer a full movie in about 30 seconds, and offers speeds of up to 15 times faster than a USB 2.0 drive does. The sleek metal casing ensures the drive stays protected, and the end has a keyring hook that allows you to easily keep it with you anywhere you go. You can protect your files with a secure password, which is a great addition just in case you happen to misplace it.
It's always best to have your data backed up in multiple locations, because there's nothing worse than losing things that are important to you. Grab one (or two) of these today so that you can start keeping your files safely stored on it.
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Adam Oram is a Senior Writer at iMore. He studied Media at Newcastle University and has been writing about technology since 2013. He previously worked as an Apple Genius and as a Deals Editor at Thrifter. His spare time is spent watching football (both kinds), playing Pokémon games, and eating vegan food. Follow him on Twitter at @adamoram.