Compatibility – What type of device do you have?

A USB-C dual USB drive will have a USB-C plug on one end and a USB-A plug on the other. A dual USB drive doesn’t have to necessarily be used with a mobile device; for example, if you have an Apple Macbook Pro and still need to move content to an older computer, a dual USB drive could be the perfect solution.

Capacity – How much data do you want to store?

Like any other USB drive, dual USB drives are available in various capacities. Photos and videos typically have larger file sizes, whereas documents and e-mails are generally smaller. To decide which capacity is right for you, consider how much and what kind of data you want to store or transfer.

USB 3.0 – Maximize your transfer speed

While shopping for a dual USB drive, you may have seen reference to USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is one of the latest USB versions to be released and it can offer data transfer speeds up to 10x faster than USB 2.0, especially useful for large groups of files or bigger files, like videos. However, to get the full benefit of USB 3.0, both the host device and peripheral device must be USB 3.0. For example, if you have a newer laptop with USB 3.0 ports, you could take advantage of the faster speeds by buying a USB 3.0 dual USB drive. But if you have older USB 2.0 ports, you will not get the same benefit by buying a USB 3.0 dual USB drive. Before purchasing a dual USB drive, check the USB ports you wish to use it with.