USB flash drives are getting more and more affordable. Case in point is the Patriot Xport XT Rage USB 2.0 high speed flash drive, the 32GB version of which is now on sale for an amazing $32. Remember that the regular price on this drive is $95, so you’re getting quite the deal.
One other cool feature about this drive is that there is no cap for you to lose. Instead, it uses a retractable design where you slide the top cover in to reveal the USB connector and then slide it back to cover it up. While it’s not really a “ruggedized” USB drive, the Xporter XT Rage is rubber coated for some level of protection from daily abuse too.
Yes, it’s not USB 3.0, but the quad channel technology allows the USB 2.0 drive to reach up to 27MB/s read and 25MB/s write. You can find it on sale on Amazon.com for the aforementioned $32. Variations with 8GB, 16GB, and 64GB capacities are also on sale, ranging from 44% off to73% off.